Ruffles Re-Borne

Ruffles Re-Borne

>> Some of you may have already caught wind of Borne by Elise Berger through the image-fest that is Knight Cat. I did mean to post about Borne earlier on as designer Christine Elise K√∂lnberger-Aziz (a mouthful that's been nicely shortened…) but I had hoped that I'd make it out to the other side of town to see the label's studio in action.  It never happened.  It may still happen.  For now, I simply must extoll the delights of 'Little Series', her debut S/S 11 collection.  Christine hails from MuÃànster in Germany where she grew up watching her grandfather who was a menswear tailor and for some reason knew her artistic pseudonym would be Elise Berger, hence the final name of her brand.  After studying in ESDi in Barcelona and doing internships for Vivienne Westwood and Preen in London, she returned to Barcelona to develop this collection.  Now she splits her time between Barcelona and London with her husband and two-year old son whilst birthing out Borne into the new label scene. 


You get the feeling there are no big or complex ideas behind Borne.  It's simply about clothes you'll fall in love with focusing on details that make you take a second look at something that is deceptively simple.  For S/S 11, the ruffle is given a good cleansing.  Through a leaning towards understated and louche menswear tailoring, seen in the shapes, any ruffles or tiers of frou frou-ness manages not to overcrowd the clothes and stand out even more.  I'm not sure how Christine managed to make ruffles look tomboyish even in the palette of pinks, creams and soft heather greys and perhaps the stance of model Kat Hessen is helping the cause as well but in any case, I'm not overwhelmed by the ruffle and so we have an easy-to-fall-for first collection that just needs a neat little e-store and some choice stockists for Borne to really be born.

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  1. Doni Brown

    2010-10-28 at 8:50 PM
  2. Joy D.

    2010-10-28 at 9:03 PM

    I like the last two piece/dress. It is understated but a really fun group of garments. I would like to see this more often.
    PS. I am enjoying your return to Dazed D.

  3. m.urm

    2010-10-28 at 9:03 PM

    i love you for posts like these

  4. Emily

    2010-10-28 at 9:06 PM

    i love this stuff, the details on such simple peices are great!

  5. rachael

    2010-10-28 at 9:40 PM

    I actually said “Oh My God” out loud when I saw the pictures. Love it. I hope you don’t mind my featuring this on my blog.

  6. Christel

    2010-10-28 at 9:50 PM

    Modern and excentric glamour !

  7. M

    2010-10-28 at 9:54 PM

    A bit too girly, but fun! xxx

  8. Nickie Frye

    2010-10-29 at 1:48 AM

    Cute, but you have to be pin thin to pull these looks off.

  9. Lady Moriarty

    2010-10-29 at 2:49 AM

    This is gorgeous, I love it !

  10. Fashion Trends

    2010-10-29 at 6:08 AM

    I love the last two dress,they look gorgeous and stunning too… It is a awesome fun group of garments…. me wanna see this more often coz they are simply fanstastic…Great work!!!

  11. Skye

    2010-10-29 at 7:30 AM

    I love the old fashioned flowers that look like they were cut from your grannies garden

  12. Cami

    2010-10-29 at 8:16 AM

    The flower headdress is beee-utiful! X

  13. renee

    2010-10-29 at 9:38 AM

    oh..i love the frilled pants…and those soft palettes in the dress..hints of girliness and sportiness is clearly gorgeous..she can go a lobg with this debut….!!!!

  14. Jennifer

    2010-10-29 at 10:34 AM

    <3 it! love how the ruffles gives a romantic atmosphere!

  15. amalie

    2010-10-29 at 1:29 PM

    love this! ruffles are so cute.

  16. Hazel

    2010-10-29 at 10:51 PM

    pretty pretty

  17. blog mode

    2010-10-30 at 8:48 PM

    very inspiring pictures, thanks for sharing 🙂

  18. daphne

    2010-10-31 at 12:19 AM

    the clothes are great, but what’s with the gap teeth that continue showing up everywhere

  19. Stylista

    2010-10-31 at 9:42 PM

    Ok, I ADORE ruffles. They’re feminine and oh so sweet. I’d wear them all day for the rest of my life, if I could. Ok, maybe exaggerating a little…

  20. louis

    2010-11-03 at 12:44 PM

    I really enjoy your blog, the details on such simple peices are great!

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