Christ – German Leather Fashion since 1954 – the name alone makes me think of the archetype of the successful , long-established traditional company. This year, the German fashion house presented its fall and winter collection 2015/2016 at the Panorama Messe Berlin  within the frameworks of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Berlin.  The brand was founded in Gondershausen in the year 1954 and specialized in leather and lambskin fashion. Quality and sustainability are considered very crucial aspects which persuaded the label to follow the German working and environment protection guidelines in their factories. In addition, the entire production has been running on renewable energy. But let’s lay this secondary aspect aside and talk about the fashion!

Today, I’m going to present the spring and summer collection 2015 of the brand to you. This collection exudes a young but yet classical charm which you would by the way expect from a young student in his mid-twenties. Some pieces appear timeless and classical, others are chic and trendy. The cuts are determined by tight-fitting shapes which  however don’t make the leather appear rigid but lets it form a soft and smooth silhouette. The color palette ranges from natural tones like beige and brown to blue, red and lemon yellow.

The black, quilted biker jacket for men called “Roman” and a brown suede trench coat with a standing collar with the name Amber caught our attention in particular because they present classical elements with a twist. The lemon yellow quilted women’s biker jacket Ina whose inner side of its lapels is dyed in a tie-dye pattern in yellow and rose nuances, will really catch all eyes. The absolutely trendiest pieces of the collection however are the leathery college jacket Max and Gladys made of suede and smooth leather and the black, collarless coat Madeleine which features a striped structure due to alternating smooth leather and suede panels. The sleeves of Madeleine can be removed to turn it into a vest furthermore. My ultimate favorite however is the blue leather anorak with orange zipper called Lennart und Juanita. In general, you can indeed regard it as a formidable collection which is defined by a harmonious balance of classical structures and trendy components.

Christ shows that tradition can indeed be fashionable.

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