Thursday, 20 March 2008
Yesterday I went to a lovely shop in the Pestalozzistraße where Spring rules! Lilli von Mendelssohn is a designer who has created her own line of colorful knitwear and womenswear and a few months ago opened up her own shop in downtown West-Berlin in the Pestalozzistr.8. The shop is just lovely, a real aesthetic treat, and the atmosphere is so welcoming. (This isn't always the case in Berlin...)
A few years back , Lilli bought a knitting machine and taught herself how to use it. She created her first collection that was sold in a few selected shops in Berlin. She then opened a shop with a colleague but has now taken the plunge and opened her very own shop. She is quite an inspiration and a creative force to be reckoned with!
She has also been very supportive of volksfaden, in fact she was one of my very first customers. Just recently she purchased fabric for her Spring collection, and made these gorgeous, drop dead skirts pictured above. I am so lucky to know Lilli and consider her a dear friend.
So if you should find yourself in Berlin and you want to check out one of our most interesting (read hottest) designers, then stop by lillimendelssohn, look at her wonderful line, have a chat and a cup of tea, which she offers her customers because she is a sweetheart.