Origin: 2005, Berlin, Germany
Designers: Anne Hilken (graphic designer) et Christian Kurt (fashion designer)
Fields : Womens-menswear, accessories, jewellery
Biography: The first collection was the SS07 collection. Since then, presentations of the collections are shown twice a year during Berlin, Paris and Tokyo fashionweek.
The decision to built up a fashion label was rather spontanious, than highly reflected or well planned in terms of business – all was based on a feeling they had at that time.
Anne, as a Graphic Designer deals within the areas of printing, artworking, colours, fabrics etc. Christian as a fashion designer is in charge of pattern making, prototypes, product development … The design process happens within the both of them. The keywords are : clear, reduced and simplified, rather than decorated, complex in detail, importance of quality (fabrics, manufacturing etc.), haptics and individuality of each garment.
Graphics/Colors are handpainted or handprinted by ANNTIAN, which makes every piece unique and “abnormal”. Of great importance for ANNTIAN is the closeness to the product, and it’s regional manufacturers (with small, local Manufacturers, all located in Germany mostly in and around Berlin), so as the increasing usage of ecological fabrics and materials. The origin of the fabrics and Yarns is mostly Germany, Italy and France.
The clothes are full of hidden details, conceptual authorised, differing and individual.
In their collections they’re trying to create an entire vision and mood, within a transfer to the “Interieur”, Furniture, etc.
There was this building we came across, to show a constructive element of a hole in the ceiling wide open to the sky, to the limit. Through this open circle-hole a palm was growing and reaching into the sky. To us that formed a very poetic picture of many lifethemes, of what can be planned and what is dependent, out of control. This realizes our main thoughts behind the collection.