Lena Hoschek Artisan Partisan AW 20/21

Berlin, January 15th 2020 – In Autumn/Winter 2020 Lena Hoschek will go on a special
world
tour. With a bohemian mix of folklore and artisanal materials, the
dressmaker combines different
ethnic influences with fabrics from all over the
world. We will experience a collection that artfully
blends different cultures and
traditions.
The designer’s wonderful journey begins in Vienna – the city that, along with Paris,
was considered the fashion metropolis of the Empire period. Back then, the
Viennese scarf was all the rage, its Persian paisley in a fine silk/wool blend
decorated with hand-knotted fringe.

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Inspired by this 18th-century must-have, still produced in the same way in a
Viennese silk-weaving mill, Lena Hoschek had magnificent paisleys woven for her
collection. Lena’s path continues across the Balkans to Anatolia, where Pakistani
ikat silks and Persian pomegranate decorations enrich her designs. Moldavian rose
kilim patterns, almost Baroque in their design, adorn prints designed exclusively
for the collection. Inspired by an Oriental spice bazaar, the designs take on a colour
palette from One Thousand and One Nights. A short detour takes the designer
to Lake Como – a region already considered the capital of European silk in the 17th
century – where she will buy paisley silks from a silk-tie manufacturer and
transform them into spectacular couture gowns. 

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Adding fabrics from Spain to her luggage, she travels on to France. Once there,
she has antique fabric patterns turned into picturesque fabrics embroidered with
arabesques. German milliner Fiona Bennett’s stunning hat creations and Austrian
designer Silvia Gattin’s extraordinary kilim boots ensure a perfect look from head
to toe.