One reason I had to have a Germany week is that I am planning a road trip to Berlin with my buddies in August. I drove through the city on my way to Lithuania a decade ago, and I often hear it’s cool, but that’s as far as my knowledge goes when it comes to the German capital.
My friend, who lived there for a while, told me that Urban Strasse (where the Over All studio is headquartered!) in the Kreuzberg area, is v. cool. Now that I learned that in the adjacent Graefestrasse Karakulowa can be found, I guess I know which area I’ll be hanging out this August!
“It’s all about family and nature – and the wonderful feeling of sinking back again into grandma’s duvet.” Karakulowa
Fashion designer Lilija Meier sews shirts and blouses from vintage fabric – old bed linnen mostly. All the material is high-quality cotton or linnen, and at least 25 years old. Oh yes the good old days – when things were actually made to last. Some of the buttons used on the Karakulowa designs even date back to the 20’s!
The designs are clean, simpel, minimalistic. Combined with the subtle flower patterns, the slightly faded pastel colours.. together it looks like an incredible dreamy collection with just the right squeeze of nostalgia.
Lilija is not only a fashion designer she also opened a shop. Here, next to her own designs, she also sells other sustainably produced items.
One blogger that visited the store describes the interior of the shop as all old tiles, wooden floors, a mix of old and new.. and she shared pictures too, dreamy right!? Head on over to Graefestrasse no 65 in Berlin to dive straight in!