Lovers – could there be a more beautiful inspiration for a fashion collection?
Not for Award-winning German designer Marcel Ostertag and his colourful and optimistic Spring/Summer 2020 collection, presented during Berlin Fashion Week at the roof terrace of Westin Grand Hotel in Berlin.
As always, there is a message behind the collection. and as a designer who is strongly inspired by emotions, Ostertag believes in the power of love, and Fashion – according to him fashion can move you, create emotions and tell stories.
“When I think of love, I think of the entire entity. Everyone deserves love and I try to express my love in my collections” he says “Unfortunately, recently I have been feeling less love from the outside. That is why I have decided to change something. In times of digital estrangement, I want to create emotions and nearness.” he continues.
Lovers as an inspiration lead us through a collection concept which – apart from the
emotional source, features an adaptation to the current season-cycle. Presenting a bold colour palette with vibrant combinations such as orange, turquoise and magenta alongside more sedated colours such as rose, white and sky blue. Silk dresses, light blouses, airy caftans and swinging skirts flow together with Ostertag ́s typical prints. Little playful pearl embroideries trickle down pastel-coloured dresses – just like summer rain.
Romantic and playful, however featuring clear lines. Details in French lace, which is still produced traditionally to this day. The designer has played with contrasts ever since his first collection. To him, love for everyone means not working for specifically one sex., therefore gender lines are blurred presenting homogenous mixture of materials, prints and silhouettes while menswear and womenswear merge and form a unity. Marcel ́s lovers.
Images by Robert Schlesinger/Getty Images for Marcel Ostertag