MBFW Berlin Esther Perbandt
Since founding her label 18 years ago, Esther Perbandt has made a name for herself for her interdisciplinary approach to fashion and as Berlin's Queen of Black with her almost exclusively black collections and performative fashion shows. For 13 years Esther Perbandt has been welcoming her customers in her own store and studio at Almstadtstrasse 3 in Berlin-Mitte. Through her participation in the international designer casting show "Making The Cut" on Amazon Prime with Heidi Klum in 2020, where she won 2nd place, the label gained great international attention. In 2021 Esther Perbandt had her first solo exhibition at Galerie Jochen Hempel, Leipzig with large-scale textile landscape sculptures inspired by her fashion.
“L’Atelier Dream Machine“ was inspired by an old half burned folder with hand made technical drawings and explanations how silk spinning machines are constructed and work. I found this book 5 years ago in a fireplace nearby the woods in a little French village that used to be known for planting mulberries in every household for silk production at its own site. It was smelling terribly, but I knew immediately that this is a big inspiration. So I kept this little treasure for all the years until it was the right time for using it for one of my collections. The time was now and the drawings and old photographs were turned into beautiful jacquard silk-linen fabric, woven in Italy and into digital prints on Silk for scarfs, also printed and hand finished in Italy.