Thursday, August 27, 2015

Night & Day in Deutschland

Things aren't always what they seem, especially when you travel abroad.

I remember my first trip to Germany. Originally it was a detour, over the Christmas Holidays, on the way over to Paris. 

To be honest, visiting Germany was on the bottom of my bucket list especially since my next stop was the ever so glamorous fashion Mecca that is Paris, France. That was until I actually travelled there 4 years ago. In the end I didn't want to leave and I never thought I would call Deutschland my second home today.

I remember my first morning there. I woke up to a sleepy little village in Southern Germany. I opened the curtains and gazed out of the window towards a crisp white sky with the village Castle atop the hill (Germany is a Castle lovers playground).

The snow was gently falling with an almost ethereal hover gently blanketing all of the charming little black and white half-timbered buildings that the country is so well known for. I felt like I was living in the warmth of a happy childhood memory that looked something like the inside of a Hallmark Christmas card. It was a totally magical moment, one I`ll never forget and I fell instantly in love with the snowy black & white landscape...

I decided to dedicate my Fall/Winter 2015 Collection to that first magical day and night I spent while wandering the beautiful cobblestone pathways in the snow of that quiet little town nestled in the hills. 

I designed my entire Fall-Winter 2015 collection in a black & white theme which is a first for the normally super colorful compositions I'm used to creating for the Adhesif Clothing Collections. 

This winter collection features designs that effortlessly take you from day to night. Whether you are out day tripping from town to town or out for an evening with friends. 

The Abel Cape makes the perfect companion while shopping the open air markets...

The Abel Cape
Adhesif FW15
Available on our Etsy Shop

...both the Dollface Dress & Day 5 Dress makes a great impression at your next holiday get together!

The Day 5 Dress
Adhesif FW15
Available on our Etsy Shop

The Dollface Dress
Adhesif FW15
Available on our Etsy Shop

During my travels in Europe, I noticed a big emphasis on easy layering pieces so I also created some wonderful throw over pieces like the Convert Vest, Patchcrop Pullover & Abel Cape which are so easy to add over top of your favorite little black shift dress or something like the Tri Leggings which are also in this collection.

The Convert Vest made from Melton Wool & a 
patchwork paneling reclaimed lambswool + cashmere Adhesif FW15

The Convert Vest
Adhesif FW15
Available on our Etsy Shop

Patchcrop Pullover made from patchwork paneling reclaimed lambswool & cashmere Adhesif FW15 (below)

The Patchcrop Pullover
Adhesif FW15
Available on our Etsy Shop

All of the monochromatic designs from Adhesif Clothing`s Fall/Winter 2015 collection are polished yet playful and cozy a perfect balance for globe trotters and village strollers alike. I believe the designs are easy to integrate into any wardrobe

Special features in this collection include a minimal abstract floral design that was custom printed on the 2 tone fabrics we used in designs like the Druzy Dress, Day 5 Dress, Dollface Dress. The print was created by Christina Norberg, a Vancouver contemporary artist who made the illustration exclusively for our FW15 Collection.

Check out more of Christina's work

The Druzy Dress 
Adhesif FW15 
Available on our Etsy Shop

The series of sleek cuts feature luxurious fabrics like reclaimed lambswool, cashmere, custom printed organic cotton, and other reclaimed materials.

The Hault Her Dress 
Adhesif FW15
Available on our Etsy shop

The photo shoot took place with a wonderful creative team from Germany whom I've had the pleasure of working with once already on our previous winter collection. 
Credits for Adhesif Clothing's FW 2015 Shoot go to...

Photo - Thomas Ruppel

It was a very snowy day on the day of the shoot which created a super magical backdrop for the photos and the blustery conditions felt very reminiscent of my first day in Germany years before. 

The shoot took place in another super cute little village during my last trip to Germany in Dec 2014. I've been fortunate enough to have spent every Christmas in Germany now since that first visit for the last several years ago...

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...and in Vancouver at the flagship location at
2202 Main Street

Adhesif Clothing`s seasonal collections can also be found at large
Annual shows like the Circle Craft Summer & Christmas Shows as well as the Shiny Fuzzy Muddy Holiday market in Vancouver, BC.

Here's more info on our upcoming events where you can find Adhesif Clothing's FW 2015 Collection...

Circle Craft Christmas Market
Vancouver Convention Centre West – 1055 Canada Place Vancouver, BC
November 11th-November 15th 2015
Wednesday, November 11
Thursday, November 12
Friday, November 13
Saturday, November 14
Sunday, November 15
This is our 10th year participating at the Circle Craft Christmas Market! Time sure flies!
This year calls for something a little different. We will be showcasing our brand new monochromatic Fall-Winter 2015 collection
alongside some Adhesif Clothing Classics
Excited to be sharing a stylish booth space with the fabulous local leather designer Bronsino.
Stay Tuned Booth # TBA

Out of Hand Fair
The Crystal Garden at 713 Douglas St, Victoria, BC, Canada, BC
November 27th – 29th 2015
Friday 10–9
Saturday 10–6
Sunday 10–4:30
Vancouver Islanders! Now is your chance to get your hands on pieces from our Fall-Winter 2015 Collection as well as our other popular upcycled winter classics!

Heritage Hall 3102 Main Street Vancouver BC, Canada, BC
Dec 12th & 13th 2015
Saturday, December 12th 11am – 7pm
Sunday, December 13th 10am – 6pm
We saved the best for last! SO MUCH LOVE for this show!
Hands down one of the most well curated smaller holiday shows around! Great diverse selection of fine art & design. Since this is our last event of the year we will be selling some special pieces made just for this holiday market!
Save the date & see you there!