A moment of clarity

Photographed by Marco Giuliano.

Timeless space and time to escape from the world and reconnect to your inner self. Larissa in a fashion story featuring tailored pieces by Tatjana Philipp and shot at The Sanctuary, one of the most innovative concept venues in Milan.

You are a native Berliner, who worked as a pattern maker in both Berlin and Antwerp before establishing your eponymous label in 2018. What is the most important thing you have learned about yourself and the fashion industry since you started your professional path?

I would say the most important thing that I have learned about myself over the past years is you need to be organized well and to have patience. Which applies to being a pattern maker and to establish a brand. The fashion industry and its high paste rhythm can be quite overwhelming and change incredibly fast. I have definitely learned that everything doesn’t go necessarily as planed. So the most challenging part for me and for us as a brand was to find my and our own rhythm in which we are productive the best and are satisfied with our work and the process too – especially in the face of the high paste, ever evolving fashion industry. By now we have grown to a great small team, where each one of us can focus on their field and expertise, which makes us stronger together. We where able to grow in the right direction which is rewarding.

What captivates and inspires you at the moment and how does it feed into your work? You seem to be very passionate about culture. How does it influence your creative process?


I love to travel and see the world – exploring different cultural spaces and countries has been a great inspiration over the years, before the restrictions due to covid of course. Historical clothes are really interesting to me, as they are telling a story and are a material manifestation of the technology or ways of living of the past. I am also a music lover too, different musical styles of multiple culture and decades really speak to me and inspire me. In the creative process the rhythm of the music I am listening to is kind of guiding me. And East-Asian philosophy and the approach of Wabi-Sabi always inspired me lot.
Its way of creating beauty by unusual contrasts has a tangible impact on my work. I love reduction and simplicity meeting roughness or a playful way with formal and informal.
 Over time and as we kept growing we actually get more and more inspiration from the women who wear our pieces and bring them to life by wearing them.

How do you want women to feel while wearing your garments?

I want them to feel empowered but in a comfortable and casual way, self-contained and at peace with themselves. I also believe maturity is a great value here. I find that oGen the women that are wearing our pieces have a certain standing and confidence. They tend to be in lead positions and want classy outfits that will be fitting for different occasions. I would say that our customers are not looking for fleeting trends or keep adapting their style accordingly – but care more for reliable constant quality.

A moment of clarity

Credits:

Photography: Marco Giuliano / @marcogiulianoph
Styling: Anca Macavei / @ancamacavei
Fashion: Tatjana Philipp / @tatjanaphilipp.official
Location: The Sanctuary Milan / @thesanctuarymilan
Styling assistant & Interview: Selin Celik / @selinceliks
Shoes: A1923 / @augusta1923
Soundtrack: Blear Moon – Backspace
Model: Larissa at The Wall / @_larissabarth @thewall.agency

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