MILAN, Jan 19, 2008 / FW/ — The Da Vinci Codefinally reached the realms of fashion as the legendary and almost mythical Knights Templar became the muse of German designer Torsten Amft.
Entitled ‘Modern Templar’, Torsten Amft’s Fall 2008 collection will be unveiled in the upcoming Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin that begins on Sunday, January 27th with the HUGO by Hugo Boss Collection kicking off the event and closes Thursday, January 31st with Zac Posen.
For Fall 2008, Torsten Amft vision includes elaborate gowns, costumes, coats and blouses with cross printing, embroidery and Templar icons used as appliqués. For accessories, Amft proposes headbands from Kashmir and silk tie with embroidered knots.
Amft 31, whose circuitous route to fashion began with being a dancer at 16 and as a fashion model at 25, has a penchant for choosing controversial topics for his inspiration. Last yet, his collections were about global warming and the need for aid to Africa. This season, the Amft’s chose the Knights Templar because of the ‘accusations’ being made to this historical organization that actually have not existed for hundred of years.
Perhaps, it is part of the Da Vinci Code effect. Maybe, it is just part of a designer’s creative process. Nevertheless, it is an interesting vision for fashion.
Torsten Amft will unveil his Fall 2008 collection on Sunday, January 27 at 5:00 PM in Berlin.