July // Twelve

July is Derzeit's favorite month. Because: Fashion Week Berlin is coming up – we're already counting down the days till July 4! Another reason to cherish July: Lola, the cover star of this month's calendar page. The unique New Face of Berlin-based model agency Seeds Management will make it big in the fashion world some time soon. Just wait and see. For now you may enjoy looking at her wearing a complete look by newcomer fashion label Von Bardonitz.

The structure of the striking red background in the upper part is broken like dried-up soil. It refers to the prolonged drought at the Horn of Africa last year causing numerous deaths. The red color resembles July's gem ruby and at the same time forms part of the Norwegian flag: On July 22nd, 76 people died when Anders Behring Breivik bombed the government quarter in Oslo and started a mass shooting on the island of Utøya. Do you find the outline of that place in the picture? One day later, on July 23rd, 2011 the world was by shocked yet again by the sudden death of singer Amy Winehouse. "Never clip my wings“ quotes a tattoo on her lower arm. Like all Twelve 2012 pages July too, merges death and beauty into a unique collage, emerging talents with sudden ends. Because life balances on a thin line between magic and tragic. Enjoy it while you can.
 

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.
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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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