Our new Autumn 19 collection ‘Un Nouveau Départ’, meaning a new beginning, is inspired by the new Berlin that evolved after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, and the feelings it evoked in its citizens.
Berlin, November 1989. The fall of the Wall. Berlin is in ecstasy. Imagine the feeling of being reunited with your country, family and friends after nearly 45 years. It was a night where a whole new world of opportunities and feelings opened up and we have tried to capture the essence of these feelings in our ‘Un Nouveau Départ’ collection.
It was like the two different cultures had never been apart from each other. The East and West Berliners had not forgotten their mutual national feeling, and what Germans wanted to stand for. Everyone felt the same: Happiness. Immediately the people of Berlin started to dream again and unite the nation after many years in separation. The fall of the Wall was a landmark event in world history and was a beautiful sight of people coming together with renewed feeling. Berlin was once again the capital of Germany. This was the ‘New Berlin’ and everyone was filled with new energy and had the opportunity to express their feelings after years of silence.