Mongrels In Common

With this year nomination for the Karstadt New Generation Award presented during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Berlin (27-31 January, 2008), the young Berlin-based label ad another success on their already impressive bio. Mongrels In Common is a Berlin-based label, founded in 2006 by two Esmod School of Design graduates, Livia Ximénez-Carrillo and Christine Pluess. They made their debut at "Moët et Chandon" Fashion Award 2006, with a spring/summer 2007 show including both menswear and womenswear.

With their first selling collection they won the Premium Young Designers Award at premium exhibitions in Berlin for best men's wear fall/winter 2006/2007. In 2007 they were nominated for the German New Faces Award and, this year, Mongrels In Common received a nomination for the Karstadt New Generation Award presented during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Berlin (27-31 January, 2008).

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"Mongrelism" is their design philosophy, common for both menswear and womenswear collections. It is best described by multicultural influences and by combinations between masculine and feminine elements, between avant-garde design and classical style, subdued and bold colors, a mix translated in high-quality materials.

The result is a fresh, modern look which is "elegant and exclusive as well as sexy and cool". Mongrels In Common's style signature is the pin-collar, which is constantly used as a unique and exclusive new way to button garments.

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