© by B/M / Photography Ulrich Hartmann / Styling Sebastiano Ragusa / Hair/MakeUp Tom Strohmetz
In season Spring/Summer 2012 Berlin-based fashion label Burkhardt/Möllmann presents itself clearly defined and minimalist as usual. Tight and straight patterns and the focus on a few, but particularly colourful elements catch the observer’s eye.
As sometimes denoted in former collections, the basic theme of B/M 121 is borrowed from a technical work environment. This time motives are modelled on the clothing worn by an aircraft carrier’s crew. Every crew member wears a certain uniform which exactly characterizes their tasks on board, since the uniforms can be clearly
distinguished by visual elements. Different integral colouring is combined with several graphic shapes and symbols. Consequently, every single combination from colour, shape and symbol is a code and expresses the person’s exact function.
This fascination for the semiotics of colours and design elements is now reflected in Burkhardt/Möllmann’s present fifth collection. The luminous colours orange and blackberry are mainly used in geometric details on straps, belts, zippers, buttons, collars, cuffs and laces. At the same time, the colours form a contrast to the neutral parts in anthracite, black and white. The lucid details and the colour-neutral parts are united in their distinctive graphic stringency and seeming functionality.