- Title: GERMANY: Romanian flair at Berlin Fashion Week
- Date: 12th July 2011
- Summary: BERLIN, GERMANY (JULY 8, 2011) (REUTERS) FASHION WEEK TENT AT BRANDENBURG GATE VARIOUS OF BACKSTAGE AREA WITH MODELS BEING PREPARED FOR SHOW CLOSE OF ROMANIAN DESIGNER LUCIAN BROSCATEAN PUTTING MASK ON MODEL ROMANIAN DESIGNER IRINA SCHROTTER ON CATWALK BEFORE SHOW (SOUNDBITE) (Romanian) DESIGNER IRINA SCHROTTER, SAYING (AS TRANSLATED): "Young and different. We have courage to experiment, we have courage to say something different. I hope somebody from Romania will be the next most famous designer in the world. Because, you know, the communist period kept everything inside us. Now we feel like we have the space to explode. And I really hope that one of the Romanian designers will be the next star of international fashion."
- Embargoed: 27th July 2011 13:00
- Location: Germany, Germany
- Country: Germany
- Topics: Entertainment
- Reuters ID: LVAOU10UE5L39TZ323KJ0U79E06
- Story Text: Designers from Romania brought a taste of south-eastern European flair to the German capital as part of the Berlin Fashion Week.
It is the second time Romanian designers have presented a collection in Berlin at the event's main Mercedes Benz venue.
From avant-garde and glamorous evening dresses to ready-to-wear and urban street style, Romanian design covers the wide spectrum of modern fashion. In addition to these four clothing lines, the fashion show included shoe and accessory lines.
Designer Irina Schrotter, one of four showing on the catwalk, described Romanian fashion as young and different.
"We have courage to experiment, we have courage to say something different. I hope somebody from Romania will be the next most famous designer in the world", she told Reuters TV backstage before the show.
No stranger to the fashion world, Schrotter has been designing for 20 years and sells in several countries. Still, her presence at the Berlin Fashion Week, along with fellow Romanian designers Lena Crieveanu, Lucian Broscatean und Alina Botea, is a welcome and vital boost for Bucharest's emerging fashion scene.
Romania can't compete with centres of fashion such as New York, Paris and London, said Schrotter, but she and her colleagues were beginning to become noticed and an evening like this was a chance to show what Romanian clothing and accessories were doing.
"I really hope that one of the Romanian designers will be the next star of international fashion", Schrotter said.
Shoes and accessories were designed by Mihaela Glavan making the night a thoroughly successful and very Romanian affair.
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