PHILOSOPHY, AQ1 LOOK & ROOTS
On July 1st fashion designer Christina Arend presented her premium label
arrondissement Aq1 for the first time during Berlin Fashion Week – and won the
Premium Young Designer Award Spring Summer 2010 for accessories.
The collection will be sold for example at the F95 Concept Store in Berlin shortly.
The Women’s Wear High Fashion Label arrondissement Aq1 stands for sustained highend
fashion and accessories in the higher price level. The Aq1 look is a mix of Casual,
Evening, graphic straightness and special details. It combines exclusive fabrics, good
manufacture and innovative trimmings. The current Spring Summer Collection 2010
includes two formations. Both formations stand for themselves but flow into a
harmonious oneness at the same time. Apart from the clear design of Formation 1,
with its tough self-confident and graphic look, the appeal of Formation 2 lies in
a more feminine and voluminous silhouette. The general style of the collection
reflects a casual look in summerlike colors, which can be easily combined. The
awarded must-have accessories are essential lending the whole collection a rocky
touch. The bags, belts and jewelry, named like Carry Love Bag, Foreverminebag
oder Silverrain Necklace, complete the Aq1 look and turn it into an absolute eyecatcher!
After working in many different lines of fashion business- among others the young
Designer Christina Arend has worked for Kaviar Gauche Berlin, Jasmine Di Milo
London, Fendy New York and has also done various freelance projects as an
illustrator - it has always been her goal to realize her own internationally focused
collection made in Germany. Aq1 is the Latin code for eagle. Also the Designers last
name is the Dutch translation for eagle so it stands to reason that the independent
and shining animal with all its attributes represents the label Arrondissement Aq1.
Arrondissement Aq1 is a cosmos, which everyone has to explore and feel himself.
Dare and do
Born June 6th 1984.
Fashion studies in Stuttgart from 2003 until 2006.
After working in many different lines of fashion business- I have worked for
MADAME Magazine, Glamour Magazine, Kaviar Gauche Berlin, Jasmine Di Milo London, FENDI North America NYC.
- various freelance projects as an illustrator .
2009: 1. Young Designers Fashion Award in the Category Accessories
2005 1. T-SHIRT-Award "SHAMAN"
20061. Embroidery award OESD/ BERNINA