AUGUSTIN TEBOUL FASHION PRESENTATION
July 4, 2012
German-born Annelie Augustin and French-born Odely Teboul are the dynamic duo behind the label AUGUSTIN TEBOUL. When combining Augustin’s German minimal shapes and Teboul’s chaotic craftsmanship, the result has been defined as on the edge between Ready-to-Wear and Haute Couture. The off-site show at Salon Dahlmann, entitled Les Fleurs du Mal, had the fashion crowd hyped with anticipation as they waited on the floral lined stairway. A pianist set the mood on a grand piano with models posed around massive flower arrangements of neon lilies, hydrangeas and ivy. As guests sipped pink Belvedere cocktails and nibbled from the tiers of macaroons, the crowd flowed within each room to see the creations. The beaded crochet dresses, sleeves and head pieces could be compared to the likes of “Mark Fast meets Rodarte“. Makeup was natural and hair was in buns, twisted under to fit the taffeta and beaded head pieces. The collection, which was entirely black, was a continuation of previous collections. The pieces consisted of mostly evening wear, featuring embellished floor length dresses, taffeta minis, leather trimmed blazers, and crocheted body suit and leggings.
Augustin and Teboul (who both graduated with honors from Esmod Paris in 2006) have worked with renowned designers such as Jean Paul Gautier and Yohji Yamamoto and received the German Fashion Award SYFB last year. They state that they do not design for themselves and admit that most of their costumers are located outside of Berlin.
Said to be inspired by surrealism, AUGUSTIN TEBOUL stands for an exclusive, avant-garde, yet a mind-blowingly feminine look. The true craftsmanship was seen as the girls displayed a diverse and eclectic collection in one solid shade: black. With AUGUSTIN TEBOUL being just over a year old, it will be exciting to see what else this label can do.
Berlin Fashion Week Coverage by Daria McWilliams for The Untitled Magazine