Mongrels In CommonBerlin Catwalk Highlights F/W 2012/13

Mongrels in Common F/W 2012/13 catwalk show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin / 18.01.2012

The Mongrels in Common show opened with a shining light: A model walked through the darkness with a luminous coronal on her head, until she revealed herself as a collage, in a black blouson and a knee length circle skirt. Christine Pluess and Livia Ximénez-Carrillo created their collection for F/W 2012 under the title "Stevie Wonder in Iceland". Many paths lead up to the northern cold – especially if you listen to your
heart. The two designers thus opened their show on a gloomy note: straight-cut jackets and coats combined with black skinny jeans. Then Moloko lured the color in with "The Time Is Now": a cold blue, a broken white, a silk print reminiscent of Monet’s Water Lilies. Yet the ease that usually follows Mongrels in Common seemed to be missing. Maybe Pluess and Ximénez-Carrillo, who founded their label in Berlin in 2006, have started remixing things. Author G. Pascal Zachary suggests a change in his quote on their website: "Saying goodbye to the pure, the primordial, the one mixing trumps isolation, mixing is the new norm, mighty is the mongrel."

Text by Olga Blumhardt
Photos by Fammivedere

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