As part of the brand cooperation between Mercedes-Benz and German fashion magazine ELLE, Vanessa Schindler presented her Spring/Summer 2018 collection at Der Berliner Mode Salon.

Just two months ago, the upcoming design talent from Switzerland won the „Grand Prix du Jury Première“ at the Hyères Fashion and Photography Festival – of course in the category fashion – and her collection „Urethane Pool, Chapter 2“ proves that she is ready to keep up with designers like Dorothee Schuhmacher or Malaikaraiss. Her designs are unique, extravagant and exhilarating.

MBFWB S/S 2018 | VANESSA SCHINDLER Show | Photos © Mercedes-Benz Fashion

The idea behind her collection was to work with urethane as main material. A liquid polymer, which transforms itself after a long time of drying into a transparent, rubber-like substance.

Cropped turtleneck-pullovers made of velvet, a giant knit dress and broad-cut sleeves met floor length tulle dresses, gentle blouses and flowing skirts. The used urethane was used as details on trousers, as cut outs and in the form of seashells on a gown.

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The collection included a strong contrast between heavy and light materials, close-fitting and wide silhouettes as well as the use of bright and dark colors. With colors like ivory, light purple, brown, black and gray she burst the designer typical summer color scheme, which is often based on bright and shiny colors.

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The presentation attracted celebrities like Susan Sarandon, Bryn Mooser, Franziska Knuppe, Bettina Cramer, William Fan, Anna October, Steven Tai and Florian Langenscheidt, who all visited her show to get a glance on her designs, characterized by the use of puff thin fabrics, decorated with transparent shining ornaments and the interaction of contrasts and volumes.