#Lookbook! For Spring/Summer ’19 Verena Schepperheyn is looking at the relationship of presumed opposites by drawing inspiration from land art as well as urban art. Combining both and looking for intersections instead of differences was the chosen approach for this collection.
Observing their overlapping components, led to a playful connection of two different aesthetics. This season was influenced by the work of the artists Andy Goldsworthy and Christo & Jeanne Claude, who combine the beauty of nature with perspectives of urban life within their work. Their approach, including the usage of intense colour and hightech fabrics, inspired the creation of the SS19 textiles and hand-drawn print. The oversized silhouettes are referenced to the scale of the artists installations.
Verena Schepperheyn continues to spread genderless vibes within her new Unisex collection, presenting a number of oversized styles, merging tailoring with work-and streetwear. Stripes in the materials are combined with fabrics such as cotton, linen, premium jerseys, denim and coated textiles. The collection is working with colour blocking in contrasting material combinations as well as topstitching details. The sharp colour palette of aqua blue, black, navy, off-white, olive, orange and white is accompanied by an interplay of technical fabrics and natural textiles. Verena includes accessories to the collection range by adding a fanny pack and a sock design. All products are born and produced in Germany.
Upon graduating from ArtEZ in Arnhem, Netherlands with an MA in Menswear, Verena Schepperheyn launched her eponymous Unisex label in Berlin. Techniques such as embroidery, prints and textile manipulation in combination with strong shapes are at the core of the brand’s spirit. It‘s a reconstruction of classical forms by providing them with new contexts and modern proportions, juxtapositioning the rough and refined.
In her designs, Verena Schepperheyn likes to explore the boundaries between form and function. She reconstructs classical forms by providing them with new contexts and modern proportions. It‘s a constant research for fabrics and textures to develop a juxtaposition of rough and refined.
In recent years, Schepperheyn has received the Premium Young Designers Award 2016 for the best Menswear Label and has been nominated for the German Design Award 2016 and the WGSN Future Award 2016 in the emerging brand category. Past collections have been showcased at Copenhagen Fashion Week, London Fashion Week Men‘s and Amsterdam Fashion Week
photos by NINA RAASCH
h&m by CATRIN KREYSS
models ELIAS GOZAL & YUAN LU
shoes by EYTYS