Berthold Eschews Cyclical Fashion with Capsule Collection

by SHOWstudio on 6 September 2019

Berthold showcases its new core collection in an off-schedule event.

Berthold showcases its new core collection in an off-schedule event.

Image by Kasia Wozniak.

In an exciting new move, BERTHOLD are eschewing the conventional fashion calendar, and in turn the seasonal launch model, with a core, capsule collection. After 10 years of seasonal collections, BERTHOLD's key aesthetic and values are now encapsulated in a 14 piece collection. The classic items are all signatures in their elegant functionality but each with a unique element, be that fabrication, pattern or hardware. Drop-crotch cargo-style trousers, outerwear, shirts, a pouch and a cross-body bag all feature.

Image by Iolo Edwards

Graphic forms, bold silhouettes and utilitarian colours, are all present throughout the 14 non-gendered garments, each an emblem of the distinct design language of designer Raimund Berthold.

Known for technical fabrics, sharp silhouettes and a utilitarian palette, Berthold envisions a more sustainable fashion approach. 'We have pulled away from cyclical shows and disposable trends, shrugging off convention, opening up opportunities for collaboration and multidisciplinary thinking ... The traditional format of a catwalk show and a seasonal collection doesn’t feel right in a fast-paced, eco-conscious global world.'

The collection launched on 5 September 2019 at The Swiss Church, London with an emotive performance by Ms. Carrie Stacks. Explore the core collection at BERTHOLD's website.

Banner image by Kasia Wozniak.

Image by Iolo Edwards.


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Creative Director: Raimund Berthold