Berlin Wall Becomes Couture

Also, which bracelets are big this summer, and more
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 10, 2009 2:39 PM CDT
Details of a creation by German designer Daniel Rodan with art works from the East Side Gallery in Berlin, as they are presented by model in Berlin yesterday.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The Berlin Wall has long drawn artists, and now the murals they’ve left on its surviving stretch has inspired something else, the AP reports: fashion. Daniel Rodan designed pieces like a green mini dress featuring East Germany’s Erich Honecker kissing Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev for his collection Mauerkleider (“Wall Clothes”), unveiled yesterday. Elsewhere in fashion:

  • This summer, it’s all about bracelets. A thick, chunky band makes “one big, solo statement,” a magazine exec tells USA Today; or go the opposite way with bangles: “They're just fun.” Want your fashion more functional? Choose a trendy watch.
  • Ready to move into olfactory fashion? BlackBook investigates the best aphrodisiac scents, including the odd licorice (for women’s pleasure) and pumpkin pie (for men’s). For those who prefer to go organic, blueberries and the ever-present acai berry are natural aphrodisiacs.
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