Autumm - Winter 2010/11
Marcel Ostertag Autumn/ Winter 2010 - Love Affairs
"When trying to find synonyms for the term `love affairs´, there are countless possibilities. Amorous adventure, liaison, love story and love affair are only a few of them. For me, however, `love affairs´ mean something different. I am having a love affaire that will last my entire life. I have signed a sinful contract which will bind me to my liaison for all my life. I have entered an affaire with fashion which carries me, supports me and lets me grow, love and live.”
The Autumn/Winter 2010 collection is characterised by contrasts, which resemble the hidden life in a love affair. The collection feels soft, but sometimes looks hard. Then it feels hard and looks soft.
Designer Marcel Ostertag has entered a love affair with fashion. You can see and feel that when observing the professional setup and the quality of every single piece in the collection. He has stayed true to his love for detail, and although the style of the cut resembles that of past decades, the collection appears modern and new. It is hard for the observer to define the collection´s look. And it is exactly that feeling Marcel Ostertag wants to play with. He does not want to constrain anyone or anything and is still trying to make a statement. It´s like having a love affair: In some way you´re free, but you still know your limits.
Natural-coloured silk dresses are worn under uniform-style coats; dark, oversize silk blouses are ornamented with juicy red ribbon elements. Like Men´s Tailoring, thick wool in shades of grey, pervaded by graphic patterns, is cut tightly to the figure. Cashmere is processed into jackets, dresses and coats. Furthermore, we find extra-large crystals sparkling on shoulder parts. Delicate black feathers combined with black transparency become a fatal liaison outfit. When taking a closer look you can vaguely guess what is worn underneath. Infamous lace and suspenders are worn under trenchcoats and thereby ensure playful elements of surprise. Thanks to see-through elements, flowing evening dresses attract attention to what is worn underneath. Short fur jackets are worn over cocktail dresses and mini skirts are combined with short coats. That is what lends the Autumn/Winter 2010 collection international glamour.