Dear Readers,
Saying goodbye is the hardest thing to do, so we are saying “auf wiedersehen” to you instead.

Over the years, we have had a great time reporting to you about fashion, trends and offering style tips. We always eagerly awaited your comments, and were pleased to receive your positive feedback and took your criticisms as an opportunity to improve. 

For now, we’re saying goodbye. This blog will be temporarily suspended. But don’t worry, your Peter Hahn fashion blog will be back! We have received lots of creative ideas from you all and will use the next few months to develop a new blog format to better keep you at the cutting edge of fashion.

Remember to stay true to your fashion with your style. We look forward to talking to you again in the future, with interesting contributions from the fashion world

Your editorial team

 

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I have to admit that there are only a few things I like better in winter than in summer, and one thing that immediately comes to mind is the cosy feeling when I wrap myself in my favourite poncho. Especially now, with the changing of the seasons, I happily take out my capes and ponchos. They are exactly right for when it is too cold to go out without a coat and when a winter coat is too warm. Ponchos and capes have deservedly earned their established place in the collections of designers and are an indispensable part of our wardrobes. In autumn, thrown straight on top of a jumper and in winter over a quilted jacket or coat: either way is simply casual and looks great on any woman. No wonder then that there are beautiful, new designs for you to discover this season. Although I already have a couple of these enormous woollen favourites in my wardrobe, I probably won’t be able to resist these new ones this season…

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It won’t have passed you by that we are very passionate about cashmere. But why exactly do we love this yarn so much? There are many reasons, and although we can wax lyrical about its merits, the only true way for you to understand our craving for this special, natural fibre, is for you to actually feel cashmere against your own skin. Nevertheless: a bit of background knowledge can’t hurt. So for once I’ve collected a few facts – of course, with the kind assistance of my Peter Hahn colleague Heike Hillebrecht, who is our purchasing manager and an active blogger too. She is affectionately called the “Queen of Cashmere”.

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It’s been quite a while since I had my last maths lesson – luckily for me, as I never really liked maths. The same goes for geometry. But that might change now, because this autumn/winter geometric patterns are very much on the curriculum. However, these geometric patterns are less concerned with formulae, and more to do with shapes, dots, lines, levels, perspectives and angles. This has resulted in beautiful patterns such as stripes, honeycomb, pixel patterns, 3D ornaments and graphics that we will find on almost any garment. Thus, even geometry can be really fun!

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The cashmere label Fluffy Ears seems to “break” the rules when it comes to fashion made from the coveted luxury yarn. This is because the brand that bears the ‘cuddle factor’ in its name is different, as Fluffy Ears transforms new trends into young, cheeky but charming designs that appeal to those who like something unusual. Designs from Fluffy Ears always have wit, playfulness and originality. Their name suits them as they exude the feel-good factor.

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If you have ever been to Africa on holiday, you’ll probably be familiar with those typical, remote lodges that give you a feeling of absolute freedom in the middle of the wilderness. These lodges were originally used as hunting cabins or shelters, but nowadays they are more likely to be part of top-quality and luxurious holiday resorts, and offer fabulous amenities and service. Many of the resorts are in the midst of conservation areas or along an elephant trail, and they offer incomparable views of the animal world. Fascination is guaranteed.

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If you were to describe graffiti, what would come to mind first?

Powerful, passionate, extravagant, brilliant, extraordinary, colourful, modern?

Our young-at-heart label Looxent – the brand with a passion for new trends – has all these features too. Striking prints and vivid colours, well defined shapes with a great fit all have a fascinating effect. The individual designs are perfect to complete numerous outfits and can be worn at any time, for any occasion as they look casual, unique and are great to combine!

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The autumn/winter season colour palette includes new colour themes called powdery Winter Blossoms, natural Shades of Brown, intense shades of red, Forest Greens and Blue Temptation. All these beautiful sounding names have one thing in common: they all belong to a fascinating range of colours which are bold and intense without being intrusive or too loud.

The bold colour trend primarily finds its inspiration in nature – where else? The powdery pastels and pinks are based on exotic orchid species. The monumental brown/red combo was inspired by the forces of nature. Vibrant reds represent a warming fire, cool, pure blue as found on an icy winter morning, and the greens embody an enchanting autumn forest. With so many beautiful colours, the location for the fashion photo shoot naturally had to keep pace. This is probably why our Peter Hahn colleagues in the marketing department opted for the Namibian desert to photograph parts of the new collection. Here the light bathes the huge sand dunes, magnificent rock formations and endless wide steppes in ever changing colours. From light beige and deep brown to bold orange-red thanks to the glowing fire of the setting sun. This magical play of light in the desert is something you’ll never forget.

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Wild romance, sandy deserts in pretty shades of orange/red that seem to go on forever and, in spite of the drought, exotic plants such as the bright yellow creosote bush. All these images sum up the beauty of Africa, with its fascinating contrasts, rugged landscapes and vibrant colours that captivate us. Our photo shoot in Namibia has made long-lasting impressions and the entire team is still dreaming about Africa’s beauty.

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Red will be the new black for the coming autumn/winter season. Look forward to beautiful red hues varying from warm, dark burgundy and flattering berry with shades of purple, to bright and bold powerful reds. Red has never had so many facets. It is therefore not surprising that even the little black dress goes red as far as the designers are concerned. The “little red dress” is equivalent to its black counterpart in terms of elegance, but also turns out to be much more seductive. Incidentally, red is the colour that reaches our brains the fastest. Good to know … Wear a red dress and you are sure to get noticed!

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