One of the major highlights for me this year was watching our good friend Esther Perbandt, the iconic Berlin fashion designer, succeed on the new designer competition show Making the Cut by Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn. It was the first time for me to see someone I personally know on a hit TV show and it was such a thrill to follow her through the lens of American reality TV.
Those of you who have been following us now for a long time, know that Esther is very closely connected to us as we organized one of her early runway shows with our sister project Designer Scouts back in 2010 and co-hosted the two aftershow parties of her spectacular Volksbühne fashion shows in 2014 and 2017. She also curated one of our city guides for us showing her favorite places in Berlin. It is always so amazing for us to become part of her black avantgarde universe and we feel so proud of all of her accomplishments as a designer in all those years.
Naturally, we wanted to talk with her about her experience of being on this show this year and all the fantastic things that have happened since then. We met her twice actually, once in her showroom over the summer, where she showed her new collection, and once for an interview at her store in Mitte. Today we want to share the video with you which marks our 10th anniversary of collaborating with this amazing woman. We look forward to many more years of orbiting around her black universe!