DB BERDAN’S ILLUSTRATIVE IDEOLOGIES SS19
DB Berdan was founded in Istanbul and is for anyone that who enjoys bold statements, vivid colours and sarcastic humour. This quirky brand uses their prints to tell a story and explore their visions surrounding social rights movements. Inspiration taken from street and underground culture demonstrates influences from their London surroundings. These visions and ideologies are displayed through their use of slogan prints and illustrations that can be found throughout their collections.
DB Berdan has consistently supported the LGBTQ community and this season they’ve “made them move to the runway and to take a stand”. This year the brand also collaborated with Reebok to take a powerful political stand against Boris Johnson’s ‘women who wear burkas are bank robbers’ comment, whist still supporting the LGBTQ movement.
Photography by Catherine Baker
Their electric colour palette that featured deconstructed hi-vis jackets with matching neon tracksuit trousers featuring ruched detailing and drawstrings elevated the sports-luxe look. One of the designers spoke about the Reebok garments, “they’ve actually brought us pre-made clothes and we’ve reconstructed and deconstructed them so that pants are sleeves”. Metallic platform heels paired with holed Reebok sports socks with 90’s inspired grungy hairstyles featuring silver hair clips and pins alluded the rebellious style the brand incorporates.
Words by Ellie Pinder