KALTBLUT presents THE GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS! A fashion family-portrait of THE ICONIC HOUSE OF ST.LAURENT, connecting and uniting people in times of separation and solitude. Playful in colour and with its fairytale-like styles it carries us to an enchanted, modern-day, urban “garden” where every individual embodies their own form of beauty merging into their collective vision of earthly delights. Photography by Victor Hensel-Coe.
“I’m a British photographer living in Berlin and together with the help of my very talented team and a fantastic producer, we have a created a fashion editorial which is made totally of Voguers from the House of St. Laurent who are located primarily in our city. They are a diverse House of colours, sizes, and genders and we feel they embody what makes Berlin continuously at the edge right now in 2020.”
ABOUT THE HOUSE OF ST. LAURENT
The House was originally founded as the first German House – “The House of Melody” (2012-2019) by the German Pioneer of Ballroom, Georgina Philp aka Leo. Since July 2019 the House of Melody has transformed and joined forces with the Iconic House of Saint Laurent (founded 1982 in NYC). It represents the international chapter, under the leadership of the European Mother Leo Saint Laurent.
Through steady work and community building in the last 7 years, Mother Leo and the House have made their mark as the leading force for Ballroom/Vogue culture within Germany. This fundamental work has created an artistic and self-expressive community from NRW to Hamburg to Berlin which is continuously growing.
In the name of this Iconic House, the collective will continue their work within Ballroom. The focus is on exchange with the international scene, as well as going beyond the artistic output, highlighting educational events that go beyond the structural and social components of Ballroom culture. A need for more spaces, places and events by and for the LGBTQ and POC community is reflected in the worldwide renaissance of this American underground culture.
Fashion by Adidas Originals, Adrian Weiss, Danny Reinke, Dr. Martens, Elodie Carstensen, Falke, Flora Miranda, Florian Máthé, Giuseppe Tella, Hannes Kettritz, House of Marmol, Instinct Berlin, Jessy Stuchly, Lena Quist, Lettau Art Fashion, Lui Trash, Misassembled, Miss Overdose Shop, Nike, Romè Fashion, Spatz Hutdesign Passau, Thomas Hanisch, Trash-chic Très chic