fresh blood | mode suisse edition 12

Photography / Bon Wongwannawat

The biannual Mode Suisse event provides a platform for selecting the best design talent from the country, celebrating Swiss culture whilst maintaining an international focus. Showcased designers are selected by a panel of international judges, ensuring they adhere to the highest standards. Schön! was lucky enough to attend the twelfth edition earlier this month, gaining fresh insight into what Switzerland has to offer beyond the piste.

This edition, the Mode Suisse catwalk united high-fashion designers like eSJZ and Kévin Germanier, as well as luxury leather brands such as de Sede and YVY. The event’s scope and range is to be admired, particularly for bringing together such a diverse mix of designers; from geometric patterns at Ladina Steinegger feat. SOL SOL ITO, to sports luxe at Garnison.

Kévin Germanier
Photography / Boris Marberg

Kévin Germanier sent his models down the runway like birds of paradise, in jewel-toned evening wear inspired by eighties club culture. Lurex details and oversized earrings paid homage to the days of disco whilst silhouettes remained forward-thinking and futuristic.

Photography / Boris Marberg

The eclectic spirit was continued at eSJZ, a collaboration between fashion house enSOIE and young designer Julian Zigerli. Here, models were sent down the runway two by two, styled in unisex looks referencing workwear. 

Photography / Boris Marberg

DE NIZ interpreted the androgynous aesthetic in a different light, delivering an all-black collection experimenting with shape and texture. Ruffles, capes and swathes of fabric cloaked models’ bodies, whilst minimal make up and an absence of footwear heightened the impact. 

Photography / Boris Marberg

Minimalism was also a defining characteristic of the YVY leatherwear collection presented at Mode Suisse. A label which has been seen on the likes of Kylie Jenner and Chanel Iman, its signature style needed no introduction. These streamlined leather pieces, particularly those taking the form of harnesses and suspender belts, subtly reference bondage subcultures.

With such a strong selection of designers on show, we’re looking forward to seeing what Mode Suisse has to offer in future. 

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