BERLIN, Jan 23, 2014/ — Long, dark coats sweep laconically down the catwalk, oversized knits almost envelop their wearers, shirts and sweaters with poetic-rebellious slogans flash up here an there: “Werdet wild und tut was Schönes” (Be wild and do something beautiful!).
In the autumn/winter 2014/15 collection punk meets orient grunge, takes a glimpse back to the wild past and ahead to the abstract future, before returning to the here and now – a cold, dark winter’s day in Berlin.
The lala Berlin collection appears to come from foreign climes and alien contexts – a homage to the Berlin punk scene of the late 70s, a stock-check of a bygone zeitgeist and the attempt to fill the blank in the “blank generation”.
Not content with merely referencing punk as an aesthetic, designer Leyla Piedayesh is attempting to express the nihilism and rebellious attitude of a generation.
The interplay and analogies between the decades and cultures play a role on all the different levels of the collection with the oriental carpet theme dominating the prints.
At the same time the print is abstracted: not in the traditional way in many colours, but instead almost monochrome in only blue or red hues.
In the autumn/winter 2014/15 collection, urbanity rubs shoulders with the most diverse cultural influences, history, orient and occident – in a nostalgic way, past its prime yet more modern than ever before – welcome to the zeitgeist!