"icke" is Berlin slang equivalent to "me, myself or I" expressing individual style. In this spirit we design favorite pieces with exclusive photo prints. With a wink and a smile we transfer our poetic fantasy onto solid basics. Following this mission, icke,BERLIN presents itself as an easy to wear, feel good fashion label situated in Berlin’s trendy Kreuzkölln district, hosting the cities highest density of new designers, art galleries and lifestyle retail.
Luisella Ströbele and Barbara Kristen
Veel at ease in our fine and regional costumes!
THE PHILOSOPHY OF icke, BERLIN
icke, BERLIN is the fashion designer and dressmaker Barbara Kristen and the designer and photographer Luisella Ströbele. The trademarks of their feminine collection are the comfortable favorite pieces with ingenious cuts. Exclusively photographed city and country scenes make the models real eye-catchers. Thanks to the perfect fit and the artful photo prints, each item of clothing tells its own surprising story. Poetic landscapes, native animals, colorful urban structures or photographic patterns reflect the positive attitude towards life of Barbara and Luisella.
The icke, BERLIN collection is inspired by the special moments in the everyday life of the designers, their love for nature, their gardens, the sea, the mountains and beautiful places that they discover while traveling together or with their families. The stories they tell in their current collection develop from this. Those who wear the flowing skirts, flattering dresses or cuddly T-shirts with the artful prints carry on their creativity and joie de vivre and must expect to be approached about it on the street. The 'wat kiekst'n?' In the label says it all.
EVERY PIECE OF CLOTHING IS ITS OWN SMALL WORK OF ART
The icke, BERLIN collections are created in close cooperation and in constant exchange between the two designers.
Luisella is responsible for the photographs and the prints. She always has her camera with her: “I often use the photos exactly as I took them. It is important to me that the photo character is preserved. From a distance you can see a flower pattern, if you look closely you can see the green window bars of a summer house in the background, in front of it blooming cosmeen. "
Under the icke, CLASSICS there is a motif with a bright blue pond. “I photographed it at the Blautopf near my place of birth on the Swabian Alb. The colors of the autumn leaves around the crystal blue lake are wonderful. At the same time a pair of kingfisher had settled here in Berlin by our pond. The result was a reversible skirt with a sea motif on one side and a large, decorative kingfisher on the other. For me old and new home. "
Barbara is responsible for the pattern and model design: “I make the shape out of the surface.” Luisella and Barbara discuss and decide together which motif fits which pattern, which photos find their way onto clothing. “That icke, EXPERIMENT is sacred to us. Every season a new processing or cutting technique emerges, such as the bonded reversible skirt, one of our favorites. ”This development process involves a lot of fine-tuning: How does a print have to be so that it fits on certain items of clothing? How does an item of clothing have to be designed so that the window cross in the photo is positioned exactly on the slit? And what should the cut look like so that it looks feminine and advantageous? "Together we try on, design and change until everything fits us and everyone icke, FRIENDS."
Every piece of clothing from icke, BERLIN is a work of art for itself and for its wearer. The unique symbiosis of fashion and photography, the inspiring hand-in-hand collaboration and the mutual respect of the designers - that's the icke, RECIPE.