Behind the rather sterile brand name of Cologne newcomer label Funktion Schnitt there is not another distributor for practical outdoorsy wear hidden, no no. I mean, it certainly would be a seemingly natural conclusion as it is a well-known fact that Germans love functional clothing, just have a look on our inner cities.
Funktion Schnitt is a lot cooler than that mostly due to its nice logo design and well curated Instagram while of course still not being devoid of practicability…Hello! It is still a German brand, right?
SeaCell is partly made of seaweed.
They only sell shirts, in four different garment qualities and various styles. But what my eco and organic obsessed self really likes is their sustainability philosophy.
When the Super Fashion Markt at the Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln happened I went and had a look. Like always I fell in love with the most expensive pieces, the merino t-shirts which come with a price tag of 70 €. Pretty reasonable, I think, but as I have bought so many things these days I could not shell out that much for a basic* though I was ready for a regular organic cotton half sleeve. It had a wider neck and would not peek out under my winter pullover if I layer for extra warmth. My choice fell on black but there was none in that style available at the time so I’ll wait until they open the pop-up store downtown.
Peter one of the brand founders gave me a sample size of their washing detergent for delicate garments. I am excited to try it out as I am always deeply worried about how to wash the good clothes.
* Still come to think of it if you have to choose I actually recommend at least go organic on basics and underwear. We wear them directly on our skin and tend to have them much longer stocked in our closets as I shamefully realized recently.
The Super Fashion Markt initiated around the fashion exhibition “LOOK! fashion designers A-Z” and I took the opportunity to examine that, too.
Celine by Phoebe Philo 2012 (nice in this context…hated them then. Donation by Chantal Blatzheim … guess someone had to make room in her closet for new stuff)
Apparently the museum has an archive of historically important designer fashion pieces and shows a selection. I found the presentation a bit random and too much hidden behind glass. Never mind, loved the high-end clothes none the less.
Yves Saint Laurent 1989 (gold is my favorite)
Thierry Mugler 1986 (very statuesque)The infamous Manolo Blahnik
// open till 19. September 2015 – 28. Februar 2016 // This post was not sponsored