Elfen Couture Berlin

Thank you all for supporting us from 2006-2015

Elfen Couture says Goodbye

Elfen Couture

You hear a lot said about your education, yet some such beautiful, sacred memory, preserved from childhood, is perhaps the best education. If a man stores up many such memories to take into life, then he is saved for his whole life.

»The Brothers Karamasoff« by Fjodor M. Dostojewski

 

The way we were

 

Dressing the Message
»The womens role in the major worldreligions«

Spring / Summer »White Wide«

Plants: 1/6
Plants: 2/6
Plants: 3/3
Plants: 4/6
Plants: 5/6
Plants: 6/6

Swim in the white free abyss, infinity is before you.

by Kasimir Malevich

S/S Collection »An Indochine Phantasma«

Plants: 1/3
Plants: 2/3
Plants: 3/3

昔者莊周夢為胡蝶,栩栩然胡蝶也,自喻適志與!不知周也。俄然覺,則蘧蘧然周也。不知周之夢為胡蝶與,胡蝶之夢為周與?周與胡蝶,則必有分矣。此之謂物化。

Once upon a time, I, Zhuangzi, dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was Zhuangzi. Soon I awakened, andthere I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man. Between a man and a butterfly there is necessarily a distinction. The transition is called the transformation of material things.

»The butterfly dream« by Chuang-tzu

S/S Collection »Moves«

Plants: 1/8
Plants: 2/8
Plants: 3/8
Plants: 4/8
Plants: 5/8
Plants: 6/8
Plants: 7/8
Plants: 8/8

Consciousness is only possible through change; change is only possible through movement.

»The Art of Seeing« by Aldous Huxley

A/W Collection »The Aleph«

Plants: 1/9
Plants: 2/9
Plants: 3/9
Plants: 4/9
Plants: 5/9
Plants: 6/9
Plants: 7/9
Plants: 8/9
Plants: 9/9

O God! I could be bounded in a nutshell, and count myself a King of infinite space.

Hamlet, II, from »The Aleph« by Jorge Luis Borges

S/S Collection »Palm Springs, 1955«

Plants: 2/7
Plants: 3/7
Plants: 3/7
Plants: 4/7
Plants: 3/7
Plants: 6/7
Plants: 9/7

(I do not know what it is about you that closes and opens; only something in me understands the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses) nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands.

»Somewhere I have never travelled« by by E.E. Cummings

S/S Collection »The white water lily«

Plants: 1/7
Plants: 2/7
Plants: 3/7
Plants: 4/7
Plants: 5/7
Plants: 6/7
Plants: 7/7

Subtle secret of feet that come and go, leading the mind wherever she may choose, dear shadow buried in cambric and the lace of a skirt flowing down over the ground as if to surround from heel to toe, floutingly, this initiative by walking opens up a transient space with its knowing double arrow, very low and with the folds thrown back in a train.

»The white water lily« by Stéphane Mallarmé

A/W Collection »Dark Romantic«

Plants: 1/8
Plants: 2/8
Plants: 3/8
Plants: 4/8
Plants: 5/8
Plants: 6/8
Plants: 7/8
Plants: 8/8

How wondrous are these creatures, who explain what brooks no explanation; what was never writ still they read;
unravel tangled knots with grace and power, and ways yet find in darkness’s eternal hour.

»Death and the fool« by Hugo v. Hofmanntsthal

»In the Mood for Gatsby«

Plants: 1/6
Plants: 2/6
Plants: 3/6
Plants: 4/6
Plants: 5/6
Plants: 6/6

But what attracted him with all its might was a tall, sky blue flower, which touched him with its splendid outspread petals. All around it were countless blooms of all hues and the delightful fragrance filled the air. He only had eyes for the blue flower and long gazed upon it with unspeakable tenderness.

»Heinrich von Ofterdingenl« by Novalis

A/W Collection »Studio 54«

Plants: 1/10
Plants: 2/10
Plants: 3/10
Plants: 4/10
Plants: 5/10
Plants: 6/10
Plants: 7/10
Plants: 8/10
Plants: 9/10
Plants: 6/10

Who lacks a smile, lacks a wing.

by Truman Capote

A/W Collection »Studio 54«

Plants: 1/10
Plants: 2/10
Plants: 3/10
Plants: 4/10
Plants: 5/10
Plants: 6/10
Plants: 7/10
Plants: 8/10
Plants: 9/10
Plants: 6/10

Who lacks a smile, lacks a wing.

by Truman Capote

A/W Collection »Cinemon & Chocolate«

Plants: 1/4
Plants: 2/4
Plants: 3/4
Plants: 4/4

S/S Collection »Rosegarden«

Plants: 1/4
Plants: 2/4
Plants: 3/4
Plants: 3/4
Plants: 3/4
Plants: 4/4

S/S Collection »A Fairytale Picnic«

Plants: 1/9
Plants: 2/9
Plants: 3/9
Plants: 4/9
Plants: 5/9
Plants: 6/9
Plants: 7/9
Plants: 8/9
Plants: 9/9