Berlin based Designer Leonie Mergen unveiled her SS19 Collection yesterday during London Fashion Week at 1pm in Devonshire Square in conjunction with OFS. Founded in 2016 by the ESMOD graduate name-giving designer, Leonie Mergen is a high-end mens- and womenswear label with a focus on elaborate design and a dedication to German tailoring craftsmanship.
With her latest Spring/Summer 2019 edition of the Karabakh Collection, Leonie Mergen is travelling down the famous and ever so significant Silk Road, embodying the great master Nizami Ganjavi’s ancient poem “The Seven Beauties“, which tells the story of a king’s poetic journey to find the seven princesses he had fallen in love with in his dreams.
Diving into the different cultural heritages and distinct personalities of the princesses throughout the poem, Ganjavi sets a unique frame for the expression of unparalleled early multiculturalism and cross-cultural exchange. Each princess represents not only one of the spiritual seven stages of love, but also speaks as the metaphorical voice of the kingdom and the people associated with her.