Berg is a Paris-based consulting agency offering hands-on solutions to sales, buying, communication, as well as brand- and business development. With over 10 years of experience and well established relationships with retailers and industry professionals, our main goal is to provide imaginative business solutions and to make sure brands and designers meet their target goals and obtain their desired results. We cover all areas of the fashion spectrum from design, collection structuring and theme development to public relations, product development and logistics.
A.A.Spectrum is a cross-cultural collaboration. Their very first collection was launched in Beijing for FW16 with the aim to create a tribe, not an army, and a spectrum with room for diversity. Their collections are designed in Copenhagen, Denmark and made in Beijing, China.
In 2006 Andy Wolf started with its first collection of timeless modern glasses, which not only fulfils highest aesthetical criteria but also provides ultimate functionality. Within the last year sales more than doubled while Andy Wolf is not targeting mass production but handmade luxury articles. Handmade in Austria Within the production process every item has to pass a series of manufacturing steps and quality cheques, which turns every Andy Wolf product into a unique piece of handcraft: „Finishing a pair of glasses takes several weeks as every single piece is handmade. The spectacle frames not only stand for style and elegance but also make you completely forget that you are wearing glasses“.
French designer Arthur Avellano mainly works with latex to create his signature style, challenging the norms with his choice of fabric and unique design. His collections convey sexual connotations and further a message of insolence. In collaboration with specialized laboratories, Avellano includes the originality of his brand in innovative textile research by working with the laboratories to develop his own unique material. A hybrid latex with properties that are similar to leather, but the material is different as it retains its texture, its drape, unique shine, reflection, and finish.
August is a clothing brand combining natural materials with innovative design. Harmony between comfort, practicality, and style is the main concept behind the design process. Construction of clean forms, refined lines, and silent expression embody these collections which are suitable for anyone appreciating elegant clothes as well as sustainability in clothing design.
Avoc is the product of French emerging cultural landscape. Rising in the Greater Paris area, it develops radical aesthetics and inclusive identity, delivering its vision on global society. This ongoing process is taking the shape of social statements, immersive installations and gender-fluid clothing. The brand is the winner of the much desired Andam Fashion Prize of 2017 and currently sold at Galeries Lafayette and Beams.
Drag & Drop
Drag And Drop’s key aim is to create a contemporary, all-inclusive and empowering idea of femininity. Fashion for them is about being playful and is inspired by being a woman in today’s world with clothes being the key tool of shaping ones identity and dismantling gender stereotypes. It’s about liberation from the social conventions and the restrictive aspects of womenswear, which are subverted through materials and cuts. The brand is co-owned and co-designed by two sisters, Anna and Yuliya Grazdhan, born and raised in Ukraine's city of Odessa. The city enabled both Anna and Yuliya a look into it's rich multi-cultural background, which is also strongly influencing the concept and aesthetic of Drag & Drop.
Egyboy is both an artist and a streetwear brand (established in 2010), with its roots in Vilnius and spirit in contemporary Sydney, now living in Paris. With a deft dark humour and iconoclastic touch, Egyboy mines art and fashion history, as well as surfing internet culture, to spray a streetwise sensibility that always stays conceptually true to its own expressive primitivism.
Ellen Pedersen is a Danish menswear brand founded in 2015. Based on the initiative to creative elegant tailored sportswear with innovative pattern cutting techniques, the company has, since its foundation, grown into an accomplished international menswear brand. Ellen Pedersen offers today a full line of technical outerwear, polos, sweats and accessories to the fashion conscious consumer.
John Lawrence Sullivan
Founder and designer, Arashi Yanagawa did not train as a fashion designer, rather, he unexpectedly started his career as a professional boxer. His creativity and love for designing clothing guided him to become a fashion designer in 2003. It was then that Arashi founded his own brand, John Lawrence Sullivan. Using his background in boxing, Arashi chose the name ‘John Lawrence Sullivan' to pay homage to a man that embodied traits of strength, personality, dignity and never shied away from a challenge. With this belief at the core of his creativity, Arashi innovates the traditional, making it new and interesting.
Keta Gutmane is a Latvian contemporary womenswear label. Founded by Keta Gutmane in 2013, the brand is recognised for its design philosophy, sharing its personal vision of today's eastern European subcultural backgrounds. Its casually democratic silhouette blends traditional artistry with contemporary tailoring. The balance between surface and textural contrasts is further supported by the incorporation of agile, durable and functional fabrics, such as lush wool and wrinkled tech materials, which are arranged in a playful manner. The brand is currently sold in 13 stores in 10 countries worldwide, including Alchemist, SPRMRKT, Apres Paris, Boutique 51 and Clique to name a few.
Kreist is a contemporary womenswear brand founded by Krzysztof Strozyna, a Central Saint Martins graduate and British Fashion Council’s New Gen alumnus. Strozyna’s aim is to bring fun and a rather playful vibe into clothing by creating easy-to-wear essentials as well as high fashion items. The young designer takes inspiration from modern art and the vivid, youthful spirit of contemporary culture. Polished yet extremely playful in its shapes and detailing, Kreist's beautifully crafted pieces are ethically produced in the EU with the use of most carefully selected fabrics.
Constructed with carefully sourced napa leather, Oberkampf proposes utility pieces for discerning voyagers. These technical cases, totes and rucksacks appraise traditional techniques from a contemporary stance.
Pearls Before Swine
The name Pearls Before Swine is a timeless, biblical expression implying that things of beauty should not be put before those incapable of appreciating their value. Since founding the company in 2005, designer Himo Martin has sought inspiration in the overlooked details of life – lost objects, elements of nature, and personal histories. While continuing to hone their craftsmanship, the next chapter for Pearls Before Swine involves connecting others to the narratives in our designs, whether it’s a special edition piece or items from the permanent collections.
Providing a modernised image of the progressive androgynous seventies, Prle has made headline as the brand to watch in international media. The brand has found their aesthetical niche within the blurred lines on streetwear and high fashion to provide diversity on the menswear market.
Vinti Andrews is a London-based womenswear brand and collaboration between Vinti Tan and Paul Andrews. Both designers share the same influences of British culture and the music scene to curate a contemporary brand that flaunts innovation and originality. Each collection is designed for the au courant fashion conscious individual and garments reflect a unique expression of texture and colour through an interesting art form. With a crafty approach to design, the duo is very well equipped and both have experienced high acclaim for their specialist techniques: re-constructed garments, recycled high end clothing, detailed applique, strong graphics and simple yet exciting clothing sequences that showcase their passion for being prominent in the cutting-edge contemporary fashion scene.
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