For our particular shoot, the three of us went to Westhafen: an S-bahn and U-bahn station in the Moabit district of Berlin. It was a perfect backdrop for this ship inspired dress. The dress itself is made of sturdy material that even though it stood up against the windy Berlin weather, it was comfortable to wear. Susan's care for her designs was shown in her handling of the garment and making sure that the folds stayed in their proper places.
The fact that "Schuldig grobe Unfugs" translates to "Guilty of Disorderly Conduct" is just one reason that my interest was piqued by Susan Schwager's designs. After meeting her, I was even more in awe of her persona and creativity. She works on shoots and her lookbooks with her husband, Sebastian Schwager, and together they form a creative team: one behind the lens and one manning the sewing machine. Susan's designs are all one-of-a-kind and are made from materials that she finds hiding in vintage stores, flea markets, and unique fabric shops. Though this means that the pieces cannot always be reproduced, it also means that her fashions are original works of art.
Susan is definitely a designer to keep an eye on. Her website features more of her works and designs (including some accessories, tops, and bags). The swan dress is like a fairytale in fabric form and her carousel creation is equal parts gothic glam and high fashion.
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I love all things up and coming. I live for edge. Fashion is my soul. Art is my escape. Music runs through my veins. Underground is where it's at, and I plan on making my mark and taking the passionate with me. T-A-K-E-O-V-E-R.
Hair Stylist and Make Up Artist by day, carnival freak show by night. my official title is Lead Hair Stylist for The Sugar Art And Fashion Show but in addition to beauty i also have a wide array of verbiage to offer.
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Music & Art are essential to keep me happy. A lot of what I post will revolve around staying happy & healthy while having fun. Art is good for the soul.
Where mainstream becomes lamestream, I opt out. I believe that that fashion forward = constant and relentless reinvention. The greatest masterworks of art, beauty, and entertainment have one thing in common, and that is: they are not common. The good stuff doesn't knock at your door, you have to go find it, and it's hiding in the spirits of people...
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The alphabet is my comfort zone and music is my passion. Glitter, leather, and lace all make me feel at home. I sleep best when out on the open road; Chaos is my lifestyle and intend to keep it this way.
Air is what moves me. The Sun is my energy. the wind is my guide. I only move forward. Love is my answer to everything. I will change the world with a simple smile. My mind never stops thinking, my heart will never stop loving, my eyes will never stop from noticing, and my body will not rest until I see the change in the world that I want to see.
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Scandalous Social Club
Emerging Artist Magazine