tHERAPY Recycle and Exorcise. Fashion Upcycling at the Berlin Fashion Week.
In the context of the January 2023 edition of the Berlin Fashion Week, tHERAPY Recycle and Exorcise presented pieces made from reused materials in the fashion show “Role Models”. The pieces were originally part of their latest capsule collection “tHERAPY 10 years” from September 2022.
The editorial fashion show focused on sustainability, organised by the VORN – The Berlin Fashion Hub, presented tHERAPY Recycle and Exorcise alongside other 77 internationally and nationally established brands, independent labels and newcomers from Berlin. The editorial show was presented on 17 January as part of the new event format @newest in the Kant-Garagen, in Berlin.
The looks were selected and styled by the creative team around Julius and Tanya Forgo.
All participating labels underwent a thorough sustainability check by the qualified team of
Studio MM04 beforehand. The looks and models were based on current and past icons. Personalities whose influence in terms of sustainability, sexuality and diversity continues to this day.
The participating pieces were:
ALIEN BOOTS – A pair of second-hand vinyl over-knee boots customised with reused elements such as straps, plastic elements and metals. Wore by Noa @noa.mfftt, the female artist member of the music duo at the show.
HAIRY BOOTS – A pair of hand-painted vintage nubuck over-knee boots decorated with second-hand artificial hairpieces and leather and elastic straps with reused metals. They were part of look number 7 on the catwalk.
CORSET DRESS – A dress made from a deconstructed corset and a vintage fitted skirt with a garter belt. It was part of look number 44 on the runway.
tHERAPY Recycle & Exorcise was born in Berlin in 2012. It is run by two sisters on two sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Mariángeles -Angie- in Berlin, Germany and Paula -Poli-Aguirre, in Cordoba, Argentina.
Angie studied Social Communication Sciences in Argentina and moved to Germany in 2004, where she continued to be an entrepreneur in different fields, something she had already been in Argentina, also in the fashion field. She volunteered for Fashion Revolution Germany as a member of the Social Media Team and finally as Head of Social Media between 2014 and 2019. She was also a co-founder of GREEN FASHION TOURS BERLIN. Angie founded tHERAPY Recycle and Exorcise in
Berlin, in June of 2012.
Photo credits: VORN x NEWEST_Daniel Faro for Nowadays