March // Twelve Calendar

Larissa, a rising star of the model agency The Special, is wearing a dress by Kostas Murkudis' Spring/Summer collection 2012 for TWELVE's March image. 

So what's the story behind this month's collage? Like all calendar images of TWELVE 2012, March too, mixes mythology, a monthly stone and an event of 2011. The bullets in the back stand for “Mars”, the Roman God of war. Pink and dark red resemble Jasper, the monthly stone for March. Since medieval times this stone is believed to shield from diseases and to refresh mind, heart and spirit.
The sun-and-sea-collage refers to “the land of the rising sun”: On March 11, 2011 an undersea megathrust earthquake took place off the Japanese; it was the most powerful recorded earthquake to have hit Japan. A massive tsunami destroyed vast areas of the north-eastern coast and triggered several meltdowns at the nuclear power plant of Fukushima. The greenish look of the waves refer to the nuclear radiation while the pattern in the back is an inverted fragment of the Fukushima power plants' shell – shown on all TV and internet channels for days and weeks

One year later the aftereffects of the catastrophe are still visible; radiation remains increased. Our thoughts are with the Japanese today on March 11.

All calendar images of TWELVE show fashion by Berlin-based designers worn by up-and-coming New Faces from all over Germany. The collages merge mythological references with symbols of incidents that took place in 2011 and people who passed away. Alongside you'll find fragments of stones connected to each month.

Read more about the calendar, watch the teaser video and check out the pictures of the release party at Flamingo Club.

photography by LENA EMERY / art direction & painting by MANUEL SCHIBLI / styling by SEBASTIANO RAGUSA / make-up & hair by PHILIPP KOCH VERHEYEN & ANNA CHERET / backstage photography by NINA TRIPPEL & ALICE KUHN / assistance by PHILIP KOLL / film by HEE-SEONG HAN & MANALEDI LA ROCHE / soundtrack by SEIITH / production by ALICE KUHN & MANUEL SCHIBLI, DERZEIT Fashion Week Berlin Daily

Text by Nina Trippel

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