On Tuesday night the high-end fashion label KAVIAR GAUCHE showed its latest collection “Celebrate Love” at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin. 200 invited guests enjoyed the runway presentation for the autumn/winter 2014/15 collection in the Former Metropol.
The designer duo Alexandra Fischer-Röhler and Johanna Kühl are looking back on a successful ten-year career and so they invited their guests to an exclusive evening to celebrate their tenth anniversary together. The collection has love as its central theme. Personalities from the German film and art scene were gathered, amongst them Oskar Röhler, Heike Makatsch, Pheline Roggan, Lavinia Wilson, Bettina Zimmermann and model Eva Padberg . As well as the chief-editor of Harper´s Baaar, the biggest names in fashion journalism were also present.
Syoss is the official beauty sponsor and together with the designers they came up with the hair and make-up look for the A/W 14/15 season. The shoes for the show were designed in cooperation with Selve. The hats are from Kiss by Fiona Bennett.
There is also an eyewear collaboration with Eschenbach Optik – however the glasses are not being presented as part of the show.
The show was musically accompanied by the band “All the Ghosts” with lead singer and model Janine Henkels who sang on the bed of flowers.
It is meanwhile exactly a decade ago that Johanna and Alexandra founded the fashion label Kaviar Gauche, pulling off their first
coup in front of the entrance of the French department store “Colette”, with their guerilla fashion show.
For their ten-year-anniversary the designers have chosen to celebrate with their new autumn/winter collection, aptly named “Celebrate Love”. It is an expression of fashionable contrasts in which the complimentary poles of feminine and masculine elements, black and white, opulent and restrained, build on previous collections and culminate in a heightened form.
“Celebrate Love” is the result of clearly structured forms and avant-garde feminine fashion that condense the essence of the highpoints of an entire decade.
Light materials, like high quality silk chiffon meet leather accents, whilst heavy wool crêpe meets delicate georgette. Fine and floral macramé lace in its lightness sums up the essence of conventional femininity and reprises details from the Bridal Couture collection. Perfectly consummated with the exciting use of shiny silk.
The choice of colors also reflects the interplay of yin and yang, with black and white dominating, as the main emphasis of the collection. Whilst a striking flame red innovatively expands the color palette of Kaviar Gauche, this romantic accent also serves as an allegory for the entire collection as well as mirroring once more the motif of love.
The highlights of the collection, in addition to the glamorous evening dresses, are dinner jackets and dinner capes that perfectly highlight the striking interaction of femininity and masculinity. Feather details, again, reprising the past Bridal Couture collection, are also shown.
Condensed around the core theme of love, signature pieces are tailored to express that. In addition to heart-shaped bag designs, clutches with playful bow details round off the accessory range, in the collection palette of black, white and flame red. The aforementioned bow details are also present in the shoe designs, which again play with feminine/masculine extremes with classic high heels and an equally classic men’s shoe in dandy look. To top it all off, the designer duo go to town with opulent bridal hats in Bardolini style, echoing the 70s and referencing style icon Bianca Jagger’s wedding.
“Celebrate Love” is brought full circle in the true sense of the word with an engagement ring for the collection. The golden accessory picks up on the heart element in its filigree design and symbolically brings the collection of love to its conclusion.
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