Destroy Romantic

Collector - Autumn Winter 2020-2021

Destroy Romantic, Unique pieces Collection

Destroy Romantic is a unique pieces collection with up-cycled knitted samples issued from our long Collaboration with Cécile Feilchenfeldt.

They are almost as wearable sculpture pieces.
Destroy Romantic is the result of a collaboration with textile designer Cécile Feilchenfeldt.
“Cécile Feilchenfeldt creates experimental textile works, combining raw and luxurious materials, thus pushing the limits of knitting. After studying textile design at the Zurich University of the Arts, she won the Brunschwig Prize for Applied Arts, which launched her career in Switzerland and abroad.” Schweizerkulturpreise

We introduce as well in this collection Destroy Romantic the Patchwork Tote Bags.

In fact the the roots of our label are anchored in crochet work. Crochet allows for a very sculptural and deconstructed approach. Patchwork crochet is one of my favourite techniques.
These pieces provide a magical opportunity to discover the incredible samples of Cécile Feilchenfelt’s work. Even the smaller ones.

For several years now, Cécile Feilchenfeldt has been providing me with her samples to be Up-Cycled. With this process we are following a Zero-Waste and Circular process by collaborating together.

The vision of the label offer you beautiful fashion pieces for your own personal style. The unique pieces are made in our studio in Berlin with care, time and creativity.

Destroy Romantic and Cécile Feilchenfeldt

About Cécile Feilchenfelt

“After growing up in Munich, Cécile Feilchenfeldt trained in textile design in Zurich, then moved to Paris in 2007. Using traditional knitting and weaving techniques, the designer experiments with materials in all their forms to create sculptural textile works mixing raw materials and technical threads, such as nylon, raffia, lycra or wood.

I knit with all kinds of materials. I like the lightness and transparency of technical yarns, but I am trying more and more to replace them with recycled yarns. In general, I like materials that are not traditionally linked to knitting.

What role does eco-design play in your approach?
When I design, there is no waste because the knitwear is traditionally made to measure. Since I started, I have used a lot of materials that are not related to knitwear. Today, I try to favour eco-responsible textiles. For this, I depend on eco-friendly yarns.

I am a member of the Swiss Textiles association and research institutes for the development of new fibres. I also recycle materials from the Réserve des Arts, a veritable Ali Baba’s cave nestled in Pantin. I use their scraps for my tests and research into materials.”
read more here about Cécile Feilchenfeldt

Photography: Robert Bartholot
Makeup: Memo Schmage
Model(s): Daria
Location: Berlin
Pearl Management
Year: December, 2020