Left: Splendid couture
– Salmon pink and gold for the Electress Magdalena Sibylla. Unlike formal attire for men, very few women’s gowns from the Renaissance period have survived – this is a unique piece from 1610/20.
Middle: Needle art
– The exquisite embroidery on blue-green silk satindepicts landscapes as wellas ‘seafaring, agriculture, humans and animals’. The Elector John George I wore this magnificent garment in about 1611.
Right: Chic stripes
– Yellow damask from Florence embellished with blue-black silk velvet and gold thread, and a high-necked doublet worn by the Elector in about 1550 with fashionable low-rise shorts and skin-tight leather panty hose.
© Armoury/Dresden State Art Collections/Elke Estel/Hans Peter Klut/Abegg-Stiftung Riggisberg
Left: Dorothea Michalk
– When it comes to the perfect dress, very little has changed in the past 400 years. Michalk’s collections are highly sophisticated, from the quality of the fabric all the way to the final seam. dorothea-michalk.de
– ‘Be kokong’ means ‘be beautiful’ and this is the name of the small Indie label of Sevdije Binaku, inspired by different cultures. For the past six years, she has designed clothes in beautiful fabrics to take you from day to evening. Binaku sells her small collection in her shop and also offers tailoring, personalised patterns and fine fabrics – and from spring 2017, her first men’s collection. stichpunkt-dresden.de
© Dorothea Michalk, StichPunkt
– Physicist Steve Kupke identified a gap in the market for fashion for scientists, so he filled it. He prints his designs himself (left: Goethe’s colour wheel from 1809) on Fairtrade T-shirts. uni-polar.de
Rechts: Ruttloff Denim
– A young man and 20 somewhat elderly machines have achieved the impossible: the challenge of finding the perfectly fitting pair of jeans is finally over. Young designer Johann Ruttloff offers five basic patterns for men and women and some 50 different fabrics from Japan. He takes measurements and sews the jeans in his new atelier in Dresden Neustadt. ruttloff-denim.de
© Unipolar, Ruttloff Denim