Fashion from Hamburg
Hamburg-based designer Nelson Abulencia has been creating timeless, puristic bags since 2012. His bags have even been spotted on the red carpet at Cannes. His bags are characterised by clear-cut designs, fine leather and rectangular forms and include elegant twists such as original zippers or mellow contrasting colours. These spacious bags are a fashion must-have and are available e.g. at Hamburg based shop Minimarkt.
Wohlwillstr 6 (St. Pauli), 20356 Hamburg
JAN ‘N JUNE
Nordic, clear-cut and minimalistic – for Jan ’n June, the sustainable fashion label from Hamburg, transparency and style simply belong together. A QR code on each garment provides information on the relevant item, i.e. on the material used – such as organic cotton, linen or recycled polyester – and on the production location, such as Wrocław, Poland. The two fashion designers Juliana Holtzheimer and Anna Bronowski demonstrate that eco fashion produced under fair conditions can be both elegant and affordable. Their collection is available at selected retailers and from the Jan 'n June online shop.
The fashion created by Katharina Czemper and the French artist Matthieu Voirin is characterized by asymmetric cuts and transparent fabrics adorned with photo prints. Together they represent Parisian elegance, minimalistic, playful and sporty styles. With their current collection “Room Riders”, they dedicate themselves to expressive African patterns and feminine cuts. The fashion label stands for simplicity, style and quality and represents an urban way of life - the "style parisienne". Many of the pieces are produced in their St Pauli studio.
Marktstraße 1 (Karolinenviertel)
Tel: 0177 / 671 17 39, Mon-Sat 12pm–7pm.
“ambacht” is the Dutch for “handcraft” – and that’s exactly what this label does. Everything is produced by hand here – from graphics and screen printing all the way through to the very last stitch. In the production of their lovely scarf collection, only solvent-free printing inks, natural colouring agents and the finest natural fibres are used. Combining modern design elements and traditional techniques, the label also creates hand-made textile wall decorations. All of the fashion and home accessories are unique items made in Hamburg.
Oh Yeah! is an international fashion label from Hamburg and stands for easy-to-wear pieces such as tops and sweaters. Influenced by music, art, off-culture, photography and design, the label provides a special mix of graphics, collage, painting, rock ’n’ roll aesthetics and pop-cultural references. Oh Yeah! exudes fun and the love of life. For founder Tim Euler and creative director Susanne Weber-Euler and their team, this entails that all of the garments are produced under fair conditions. Each year, the label launches a total of four collections, available at leading boutiques, department stores and from Oh Yeah!‘s own online shop.
The word NUSUM, a Swedish-Latin coinage, translates as “I am in the now” – and this moment is just perfect. This young fashion label designs timeless, elegant garments for women. NUSUM’s latest collection is showcased in the NUSUM studio in the Winterhude district, and appointments are by prior arrangement. In a personal consultation with designer Lotta, all of the fashion items displayed can be tailored individually, with NUSUM ensuring high-quality workmanship. All of the items are manufactured in small fashion workshops in Germany and are available in limited editions only.
Appointments by prior arrangement
Katrin Dietrich designs “Bohemian streetwear”: cool fashion reminiscent of the 1980s and 1990s. Her unisex collection includes e.g. casual sweaters and tracksuit bottoms with bold prints. For her most recent collection, Katrin borrowed military features and applied them to an urban setting. Katrin’s city wear is hand-produced in limited numbers and is available at her online shop and in selected boutiques in Berlin.
Detlev-Bremer-Strasse 21 (St. Pauli)
Tel.: +49-160-351 36 34
Bridge & Tunnel
This Hamburg denim label bridges the gap between professional design and disadvantaged members of society by providing opportunities for socially vulnerable people such as refugees. At the same time, Bridge&Tunnel stands for a sustainable use of raw materials: the waste material derived from the production process as well as old textiles provide the basis for any new garment. In this way, valuable material resources are given a new lease of life, and talent from all over the world are given a fulfilling job. And besides, each of the items produced is unique!
Tel: +49 176 52562855
Margot & Me
Using traditional artisan techniques, Jessica Schröder produces mystical accessories reminiscent of dream catchers. Her jewellery label comprises accessories with a great love of detail, equipped with exceptional knitted and crocheted elements. Her collections seem to belong to another era. Jessica’s hippie-style headbands and feather-knit chains are a tribute to the sixties. Her recent “Mystic Black” collection was all about opulent forms, and her new “Wildflower” collection impresses with its vibrant colours. With her "Back to Memphis" collection she animates trendy knitted caps and headbands in 60's style.
Tel.: +49 (0)40 823 15 661
Lies in Layers
Katrin Krieschbach and Monika Köver met during their studies in fashion design. This marked the beginning of their spawning international fashion label in Hamburg. The garments made by Lies in Layers combine a casual US style with pure elegance and thus provide the perfect attire for homegirls who prefer delicate fabrics. Beautiful gym-bag rucksacks, shirt dresses, caps and shawls further complement this original streetwear style.
Adresse: Große Bergstraße 264 (Altona)
Tel.: +49 40 24437530
Lies in Layers
Teresa Gaschler is a milliner who delves into the 1930 and 1940s – an era that is simply unimaginable without hats. Teresa learned her craft in Hanover and later completed a degree course at the HFBK in Hamburg. In between these two stages in her life, she also worked for the renowned hat designer Philip Treacy in London. Teresa contributed to the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton by co-designing haute couture fashion for celebrity guests such as Victoria Beckham.
Haus für Kunst und Handwerk, 2. OG, Koppel 66/Lange Reihe 75 (St. Georg)
Telefon 48 50 92 35, Tue-Fri 11am–6pm, Sat 11am–4pm.
The studio AmbacherVIDIC is placed in a quiet street in St. Pauli. Eleni Vidic and Jochen Ambacher design wedding dresses for brides who want an individual twist. The designers combine high fashion and modern trends. For example two-piece sets of skirt and top provide a certain lightness compared to classic wedding fashion.
Lange Straße 9 ( St. Pauli )
Phone : +49 40 98262904
Hamburg-based designer Julia Starp is a pioneer in green fashion, ranging from glamorous to urban. Attaching great importance to sustainability, Julia uses certified natural fabrics and recycled materials. Her garments are produced in the EU and in Germany. Her fashion can be purchased in selected shops such as Maygreen, and also at her online shop. Her website is well worth visiting as it features excellent footage of her collections.
Lämmersieth 42a (Barmbek)
Tel.: +49 170 2173168
More than just a simple swimsuit: it was during a journey through South America that Mareen Burk decided to start up a swimwear label. Being a surfer herself, Mareen pays great attention to functionality. Yet style and sustainable production are also considered paramount. Her sophisticated one-piecers and bikinis are simply beautiful – pure, feminine, and truly fashionable.
Not only fashion, but also shoes are designed in Hamburg – by designers such as Alina Schürfeld, who named one of her creations “Salonesque”. Her creations are sexy and classic with a touch of extravagance. Gentlemen have a choice of elegant lace-up shoes with sophisticated details such as perforated patterns. All shoes are manufactured near Milan using only the finest of Italian leather.
Klosterallee 67 (Eppendorf),
Tel. +49 40 769 902 20, Mon-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-4pm
The felt-bag manufacturer Mok’wi is a symbol for puristic Hanseatic design that is both straightforward and sustainable. All materials used in the production process are from German suppliers and are both natural and durable. Their original bags are designed with great attention to detail and are produced in a sustainable way. Thus, for example, only eco-friendly vegetable-tanned leather is used. Due to the natural properties of wool felt, which repels both water and dirt and does not wrinkle, the bags make an ideal companion for everyday life.
Tel. +49 40 89063792
In her shop in St. Pauli, the fashion designer Kathrin Musswessels sells her own collection under the fashion label Musswessels and she also offers selected vintage pieces. Clear cuts, fine materials and rich colors are a steady part of her fashion label. The actual summer collection again represents her specialty in combining comfortable cuts and colored shades in blue, grey or cream that perfectly emphasize the female silhouette.
Clemens-Schultz-Str. 29 (St. Pauli)
Mon-Fri 12pm-7pm, Sat 11am-16m.
Black Velvet Circus
The fashion label and online store of designer Tanja Glissman is called Black Velvet Circus. Like the name suggests, the fashion is a bit dark, inspired by rock and roll, but still feminine, with a hint of mystery. Under the credo "Love the past and wear the future", she designs her collections inspired by her own personal sense of style of the 60’s and 70’s in contemporary interpretation. Colored and graphic pieces are combined with denim fabrics, baggy pants and oversized layering.
Eimsbütteler Chaussee 22 (Eimsbüttel)
Telefon +49 157 515 740 49