If you're a vigilant Derzeit reader, Lynn Amelie, a New Face of model agency PMA, should be familiar to you – she's been the cover model for DERZEIT July N°4. But her unique face and keen expression sharp as a knife, or let's say an axe, already caught our attention when we casted the models for DERZEIT's calendar Twelve a year ago. Speaking of the axe: Together with the chopped wood at the bottom of the image, it refers to a famous German man who died in 2011: Bernhard-Victor Christoph Carl von Bülow a.k.a. Loriot; he died of old age on August 22. Way before he became a legendary humorist, actor and director he had worked as a lumberjack for one year.
The clouds surrounding Lynn Amelie's face link the image to “Lughnasadh”, a traditional Gaelic holiday, usually held on a mountain top on the first day of the eighth month of the Gregorian calendar. What's left to be revealed in August's collage: the deeper meaning behind the green feathers. They belong to an accessory by Berlin-based brand Moga e Mago and represent the core idea behind Twelve: showcasing German New Faces in fashion by up-and-coming designers trained or based in Berlin. So wether you're watching the clouds passing by on a mountain top or chop wood in the Black forest while reflecting on the past, remember to pay attention to the present – it's summer time (in the Nothern Hemisphere) at last. So let Lynn Amelie accompany you for the next 31 days and then turn the page to September.
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