Fashion enthusiasts, here's your chance to direct trends and be the first to see the newest designs to hit the market: vote for the scarf you want to be wearing next season and it will be produced! Such is the business model of Front Row Society, the Berlin-based online fashion boutique that promotes emerging designers through its democratic platform.
In order to protect the planet for future generations, what will the fashion industry need to look like 20 years from now? On November 14 and 15, the brightest minds of the German fashion and textile industries will make their way to the Beyond Fashion Summit in Berlin to discuss a new vision for sustainability - one that involves innovative, technological solutions. The Genteel talked with Fredericke Winkler, one of the summit's organisers, about this year's theme, "Hypernature."
Behind over 40,000 Facebook fans and 6,000 Twitter followers is a woman on a mission: 31-year-old Tanesha Awasthi is quickly filling a void in the blogosphere - showing the world just how good curvy women can look through her blog, Girl With Curves.
Organic clothes, fair-trade products and vegan shoes - all for sale in a German shopping gem: DearGoods. Surprisingly, its roots aren't in Berlin, but in Munich, often considered Germany's southern capital of roast, luxury fashion and conservative lifestyle.
Julia Starp is a young, sustainable fashion designer who takes her design motto - fashion is "art to wear" - literally. For her latest collection, Starp has collaborated with Berlin artist Kiddy Citny, working with his new and unfinished works. The Genteel spoke with Starp before the collection's Berlin Fashion Week showing.