The “gemütlich” winter of Sissi Goetze


Berlin, Autumn/Winter 2012 – The clothes you see above promises a comfortable winter for men who like the balance between formal and casual. This is the proposal of the German designer Sissi Goetze, one of the highlights amongst the men’s fashion presentations of this Berlin Fashion Week.

Her clothes are “gemütlich” – the German word to describe anything that is comfortable – but still they offer something quite modern. “My ideal man is a mixture of Rocky Balboa (the boxer played by Sylvester Stallone) with a bit of the elegance of the reporter Clark Kent”, said the designer to The Gentleman website. Of course: all of this with a minimal and radical approach, where only the necessary prevails.

Goetze, who in the past has created a collection entirely white, explores this time only black and grey. When observed closely the clothes reveal very interesting cuts. This research on tailoring started when Sissi was still a student in the menswear masters at Central Saint Martins in London and had as a mentor the legendary (and rigorous) professor Louise Wilson.

In the context of Berlin the young Goetze stands out and has the future in her hands.

The Berlin Fashion Week will continue until Saturday (21.01). Follow here our reports about the event during the coming days.


Photos: Hermano Silva © Berlin, 2012