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Augustin Teboul: A pilgrimage through the fashion world

Designer duo Annelie Augustin and Odély Teboul
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At the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin in spring / summer 2014

An old GDR-Kaufhalle in Berlin-Mitte, through which the simple flair of the 60s still floats today: The German-French label Augustin Teboul presents his new, as always, with a gloomy mood of light, floating panels and the echoing sound of church choirs black collection. We met the designer duo Annelie Augustin and Odély Teboul shortly before their off-site show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Berlin.

For their joint fashion label, the French Odély Teboul and the German Annelie Augustin create raven-black outfits with haute-couture touch. A very special mix of lace and embroidery. "We are not influenced by trends, " says Augustin Teboul .

Her spring / summer collection for 2014 bears the title "Holy Me" and finds its inspiration in religiosity. "Fashion is based on contrasts, " says Augustin Teboul, "Spartan cuts, which can also be found among monks, meet with embellishments and opulent embroidery."

Leather, knit, silk and mousseline are combined with fringe and lacquer elements as well as three-dimensional crochet and beadwork, arranged in ecclesiastical ornaments. Similarly, the finely crocheted headdress with opulent gemstones illustrates the Christian thought.

"We also looked for iconographic types for the models, " says Augustin Teboul, "someone who has a smile and is simply pure."

The designer duo also chose the location in the new HO Berlin: "The scenography is set up with individual curtains that create 24 individual aisles, the idea being that the models are on a pilgrimage."

A collection and staging that are somewhere existentialism and fairy tales. Typical of Augustin Teboul .