Behind the Scenes at Laura Gerte
An exclusive insight of the creation of her first runway show
The young designer Laura Gerte is working and living in Berlin. Gerte aims to work as sustainably as possibly, mainly by upcycling and using only a reduced amount of new recycled and sustainable fabrics. All over prints, mixed together and bold silhouettes are her signature design language. This season she will premiering at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and gave us an exclusive glimpse of the creation of her collection.
What does your brand stand for?
What’s the the transformative potential of clothing? Laura Gerte’s designs are simultaneously question and answer. Body and garments are intertwined through textured hybrid silhouettes and strong lines. She aims to be as sustainable as possible, realized through a large amount of upcycled garments and a few selected recycled fabrics.
How would you describe your new collection?
“Multiply” is an interplay of protection and attraction, of old garments transformed into desirable new shapes. It’s a multiplication of garments, textiles and lines, resulting in confident and bold silhouettes.
What inspired you to create this collection?
“Multiply” is centered around abundant second hand materials like jeans and T-Shirts. It’s the attempt to solve problems of textile abundance through design.
What are you looking forward to the most this season?
My first runway show!
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Words by Lea Egerer