C&A presents the fashion highlights for

C&A presents the fashion highlights for
autumn/winter 2012 at the “Alte Federnfabrik” in Düsseldorf
This spring, C&A is once again presenting its fashion preview of the coming autumn/winter
2012 season. The International C&A Press Fashion Show, taking place for the seventeenth time
on 25th April, is a permanent fixture in the calendar of Europe’s fashion media. Around 300
international guests are expected to attend from twelve different countries. And a
representative from Russia’s fashion press will also be on hand for the first time.
The “Alte Federnfabrik”, on the site of Düsseldorf’s Boehler Werke event venue, has been
selected as the scene for this fashion show. The former factory building was erected in 1914,
and last year was named Germany’s best event venue. An 18 m high ceiling endows the 1600
sqm area with an impressive feeling of space. In the summer, the grounds of the old steelworks
will host the Gallery Fashion Fair, the successor to the CPD.
This year’s list of first-rank international models will feature a number of exceptional
individuals. This event will mark the catwalk premiere of Li Xiaoran, an actress who has earned
great renown in Chinese films and television productions. Concurrently with her film career,
she has also completed her studies at the world-famous Chinese Dance Academy in Beijing.
Alessandra Pocher will also be joining us. She is not only a designer, moderator and model, but
also a mother of three and a jury member in the German television series “My name is …..”.
Twenty-year-old Ursula James, known in Germany from the popular casting show
“Deutschland sucht den Superstar” and soon to feature in the television series “Unter uns”, is
another new face on the catwalk.
As usual, the show will be masterfully choreographed by Bruce Darnell, who consistently and
inimitably sets new standards on the catwalks of the international fashion scene. In Germany,
he can currently be seen as a juror on the show “Deutschland sucht den Superstar”, whose final
episode will air three days after the Press Fashion Show.
The trendy brands of C&A present a variety of different themes and epochs for the coming
season. Yessica Pure was inspired by the architectonic stylistic elements of the 1960s and
1980s and presents itself in clear colours as a modern and cool collection. The winter
collection of Yessica Shop evokes the lust for life of the 1960s using new colors and modern
materials, while highlighting the feminine silhouette in the style of the 1980s. Metallic accents
and highlight colours create tension in a theme dominated by darker colors.
Yessica Pure: Sculptural Couture
Inspiration: Yessica Pure was inspired by the architectonic stylistic elements of the
1960s and 1980s and presents itself in clear colours as a modern and cool collection.
The silhouettes suggested by haute couture and the working of the material are central
to the collection and lend it an international flair: the attitude of the pure collection
radiates such qualities as significance, coolness, modernity, haute couture,
luxuriousness and sexiness. Colours: Clear colours such as brilliant petrol, pure black
and metallic gold are the first visual impression of this collection. Fabrics: highquality materials such as gauzy silk crêpe, silk satins, glossy jersey lamé in gold,
layered tweeds, wool with alpaca, carefully worked and newly reinterpreted leather
sequins, patent leather and nappa leather are some tactile highlights of this collection.
The collection includes down and artificial fur as well as a range of material patches,
such as leather with wool, leather with fur or jersey with leather. Key
styles/silhouettes: O- and H-line silhouettes, reinterpreted blouses and dresses with
glossy colour-blocking, extremely narrow, but also commodious trouser shapes,
collarless gold tweed blazers, high-cut pencil skirts below the knees and cool, boxy
maxi-sequin dresses made of leather. Floor-length knitted cardigans with leather
buttons, fur and patent-leather coats, silk overalls and graceful, sexy dresses form the
main visual attractions. Accessories: Fashionable patent-leather clutch handbags in
petrol and black, cool, high boots, colour-blocking leather gloves, woven fur scarves
and gauntlets round out this collection.
Yessica: 1960s Touch
Inspiration: 1960s icons such as Twiggy, London and designers such as Paco Rabanne. Simple
silhouettes, cropped boxy shapes, A-line cuts and trapeze dresses emphasize the collection’s
look. Strong graphical prints and solids emphasize simple, clean-lined modern shapes.
Colours: Berry tones with flashes of warm olive and vibrant pink. Fabrics: Focus on shiny and
matt PU leather mixed with soft sheer fabrics. Crêpes and plissée create a feminine mood.
Zigzag patterned sweaters make strong statements with sumptuous argyles in berry shades.
Accessories: Mixing matt and shiny surfaces. Elegant fake-snakeskin and lizard clutches along
with sophisticated shoppers. Ankle boots with chunky heels and shiny fake-snakeskin pumps.
Snoods in chunky knits, fingerless and long leather gloves in berry tones finish the total look.
Angelo Litrico: 1960s Touch
Inspiration: 1960s “Mod look” is updated through the use of bold color-blocking, clean
tailoring and colored bottoms. Characteristic for this era are chic and slim fitted silhouettes
which are rejuvenated through bold argyle knits and flashes of camouflage print, which evoke
a young and fashionable look. Key Styles: Colour-blocked single button blazer, coloured twill
skinny pants, polka dot print chambray shirts and colour-block brogues. Colours: A palette of
navy, burgundy and ochre, grounded by grey tones is freshened by pops of blue, cream and
khaki. Fabrics: Light chambray and poplin for shirts, mélange wool jackets, fine gauge flat-knit
with cotton twill and denim bottoms. Accessories: Camo-print ties, colour-blocked brogues
and canvas fly fisher bag complete the outfits in this stylish look.
Yessica: 80ies Look
Inspiration: The coolness from the 1980s, clean modern silhouettes. Loose fit O-shapes create
a relaxed, casual very modern look, contrasted by streamlined body-fitted dresses in Punto
Roma. Exploration of matt and gloss in wet look and metallic treatments. Super-skinny coated
pants worn with loose viscose and poly crêpe relaxed blouses. Boyfriend blazers in crêpe
qualities in bright electric blues create a contrast to the shiny metallic outerwear. Colours:
Deep electric blues and rusty pinks are key colors in combination with winter whites and
metallic silvers. Accessories: Patent killer heels. Colour-blocked ankle boots. Metallic silver
boot shoes. Glitter clutches with zipper and sequin details. Long gloves with metal zippers.
Metallic knit beanies, snoods and silver Lurex scarves and elegant leg warmers with metal
zipper details complete the look.
Angelo Litrico: 1980s Feeling
Inspiration: A casual 1980s rock look is mixed with sharp tailored details for a modern edgy
look. Key Styles: Crombie single button jacket, photographic printed tee, skinny coated denim
jeans and grey denim cigarette pants. Colours: A tight palette of black, white and grey with a
flash bright fluorescent yellow. Fabrics: Washed leather and wool jackets, lightweight jersey,
twisted flat-knit yarns and coated denim characterize this look Accessories: A coated denim
tie, blocked striped scarf, fabric-mix tote bag, fluorescent yellow socks, patent lace-up shoes
and washed leather boots.
Toddler & Kids Girls
Inspiration: 1980s coolness with a rock and dance attitude. Key Styles: Long sleeve T-shirts,
black and white stripes with fun prints and fluorescent accents. Dance-inspired shapes like
long sweats with fun slogans, cropped tees and denim colored jackets with studs. Leather look
details, biker jackets and dogtooth are used to emphasize the rock look. Leggings with Aztec
influence in the print, black denim, tutu, tube skirt, mixing black and white with colors. Silver
and fuchsia sleeveless puffer jackets. Colours: Black, grey, silver, white, intensive blue and
fuchsia with fluorescent accents of pink. Fabrics: Cotton T-shirts, sweatshirts, pants, denims,
leggings, technical puffers. Accessories: Colourful tights for a colour blocking look.
Headphones complete the style. Sneakers with coloured laces and sturdy boots.
Toddler & Kids Boys
Inspiration: 1980s coolness with a rock attitude. Key Styles: Long sleeve T-shirts with fun
music-inspired prints, fluorescent accents in high density print quality, cool black denims and
intensive blue cotton pants with slim legs. Silver and blue blocking technical puffer jackets,
plain and block striped sweatshirts with fluorescent headphone-motif prints. Colours: Black,
grey-silver, white and intensive blue with fluorescent accents of pink and lime. Fabrics: Cotton
T-shirts, sweatshirts and denim pants. Accessories: Winter warmers, multi-colored striped
gloves, combined with knitted hats with big pompons. Headphones complete the style.
Sneakers with coloured laces.
The collection was inspired by the luxurious decadence of the 1920s. Oriental opulence
meets modern objectivity. Elegant kimonos, long nightdresses in the diva look of the
“Roaring 20s”, corsages with opulent prints or with a new, clean sex appeal shape this
new look. The colours are reminiscent of jewels – sapphires, emeralds and amethysts –
accompanied by warm amber hues and the black sheen of jet pearls. This colour palette
is unified in a typical kimono print with orchid motifs. The materials have been
selected to match this opulent theme and support the new look. Satin and chiffon are
key to the flowing look of the sleepwear. Glossy microfibers, lace in art-deco design and
satin characterizes the underwear collection.
Clockhouse: Candy Couture
Inspiration: Candy Couture is an ironic, witty collection that mixes the cutesy girlie
look with cool street culture. Key Styles: A combination of coarse oversize knitted
sweaters and colorful, fleecy woven-fur jackets, mixed with cool, sporty prints. Skater
skirts and dresses create a sexy look, metallic pants for luxurious glamour accents. Oshape wool coats with removable woven fur collars and short wool blousons with
plaids. Colours: Frosty winter colours like orchid pink, mint, buttermilk, strawberry
and sky blue, enhanced with wool white and light beige, contrasted with metallic
effects in gold, lilac, pink and ice blue. Fabrics: Knitwear with braided and patent
patterns, fleecy yarns and years in recycling look, cotton with metallic coatings, Lurex
woven furs and waved artificial lambs-wool, bouclé wool and nappy jersey.
Accessories: Woven-fur bags, hats, ear warmers and knitted scarves, removable glitter
collars, bags in metallic look and glitter belts, wedges with hidden wedge heels in
metallic look.
Clockhouse Boys: The collection includes colourful nylon puffers, prewashed
corduroy, knitted sweaters with block stripes, denim shirts and printed sweaters.
Clockhouse: Beatnik
Inspiration: The rebels of the 1960s meet the punks of the 1980s! Beatnik presents
iconic clothing inspired by the 1960s fused with 1980s punk. Key Styles: Tight-fitting
striped pants, dogtooth patterns, coatings and glitter effects, straight-cut, tight-fitting
pencil skirts, 7/8-length pants, Crombies and blazers with leather details for the right
punk attitude. Large Union Jack prints underscore the rebellious look. Sweatshirts and
T-shirts are highlighted with matte sequins. Colours: A monochrome palette of black,
white and gray, complemented by burgundy and pine green, colour splashes in acid
lime, lipstick red and shiny silver add vitality to the mood. Fabrics: Chiffon, nappy
jersey, coated cotton, metallic effects, nylon-wool blends, leather patches, woven fur
with color highlight. Accessories: Belts with dogtooth pattern, socks with dogtooth
and stripe patterns. Scarves with large Union Jack motifs, saddlebags, removable
collars made of coated PU-leather. Chelsea boots and worker boots.
Clockhouse Boys: Boxy oversized knitted sweaters, college jackets and cool trench
coats with extremely faded denim enliven the look.