Karin Brettmeister is an award-winning couture designer and pattern maker based in Berlin. She graduated in fashion design and pattern making from International Fashion School Esmod Munich with great success in 2012. She worked at Marchesa in New York closely with Karen Craig and Georgina Chapman developing their couture collections among also their spring/summer 2015 anniversary show in London. She was in charge of the bridal collections at Kaviar Gauche showing in Berlin and Paris, before participating in a special project for the New York Couture House J. Mendel, developing their premiere Haute Couture Collection presented in Paris in July 2016. Currently she works with Dawid Tomaszewski on his avant-garde ready-to-wear line and her own bridal label ‚Ritual Unions‘ which will be launched in October 2016.

Publications and Awards:


Participation FASHION CLASH FESTIVAL, Maastricht – 06/2015                                           Puplication (interviews, photos), CROPPED MAGAZINE – 09/2014                                                     Top 10, YOUNG VISION AWARD by VOGUE TALENTS and MUUSE – 07/2014                             Press Interviews, Photos, AUGSBURGER ALLGEMEINE, Augsburg – 07/2014                      Exhibition of the collection ‚Fear And Confusion‘, FIER VITRINE, Berlin Fashion Week – 07/2014       Publication (interviews, editorial photos), TAPE MAGAZINE no. 7 — 10/2013
Publication (editorial photos), VOGUE.IT — 10/2013
Publication (interviews, editorial photos), NEW FACES OF FASHION by Patricia Riekel, Maria Keilig, Eva Grotzke, publisher alt/cramer — 07/2013
Participation, REMIX AWARD by MIFUR, Milan — 02/2013
Exhibition of the collection „Elements“, MAXIMILIANSFORUM, Munich — 10/2012
Couture Workshop, BVLGARI and VOGUE GERMANY, Munich — 08/2012
Publication (interviews, editorial photos), MUUSE.COM, Copenhagen — 07/2012
Award „Aiguille d‘Or“, ESMOD PARIS — 05/2012
Award „Best Female Collection“, ESMOD MUNICH — 05/2012
Award „Excellence“, HEMPEL, Beijing — 03/2012
Participation at CHINA FASHION WEEK, Beijing — 03/2012
Third place, NIKKE COMPETITION, Osaka — 02/2012
Publication (Editorial Photos), OBVIOUS MAGAZINE — 02/2012
Second place, TRIUMPH INSPIRATION AWARD, Munich — 03/2011

Strecke Fear and Confusion
Fotograf: Holger Weiß
Models: Anita Hörmann, Johanna Königer, Raphaela Schleipfer, Christina Seitz
MakeUp: Esra Gögus

Strecke Elemente (farbig)
Fotograf: Jakub Gessler
Model: Theresia Kolb
MakeUp: Teresa Pöckl

Strecke Elemente (S/W)
Fotograf: Yannick Kornprobst
Model: Sandra Magdanz
MakeUp: Teresa Pöckl

Strecke Alpen
Fotograf: Kornelius Käss
Stylist: Katharina Klug
Model: Laura Radovanovic
MakeUp: Cora Friedrich

Fotografen: Wolfgang Paulus, Steward E. McConaghy, Markus Schäfer, Sarah Dulay
MakeUp/Haare: Stephan Mall, Dorothe Asum, Suzanna Santalab
Stylisten: Jeanna Styling, Stephan Kallaus
Models: Silke Aidelsburger, Ioana Chiper, Ramona Stöttner, Laura Görgens