“Make Love Not Fashion” is the spring/summer 2015 collection by Karen Jessen, Anna Bach and Luis C. Zuniga from eco-brand Benu Berlin and that it has been nominated for the BUNTE New Faces Award FASHION 2014.
The designers re-use old military uniforms that converge in flowing forms; single linear leather pieces manifest themselves in vivid structures.
“With “Make Love Not Fashion” we get back to the origin of the term “fashion”: The art of craftsmanship.”
Benu Berlin started as a Diploma collection, where they recycled old jeans into couture garments proposing a second life to the garments with their concept “street couture”. They transformed streetwear clothes into couture garments with handcraft techniques such as macramé.
This first rtw collection will be presented as a start of the CPD Fashion Days, on the 25th of July, during the award ceremony at the Schraubenfabrik, Düsseldorf.