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Murals walk the runway

fashion and trends Updated: Jun 12, 2009 20:01 IST
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Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, some of its enduring murals, like one depicting East Germany’s Erich Honecker engaged in a fraternal kiss with Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev, are inspiring a different sort of art.

MuralsImages from the East Side Gallery — a surviving stretch of the wall that artists decorated with colourful paintings after the 1989 opening of the border — are the inspiration for a fashion collection unveiled on Tuesday called Mauerkleider, or Wall Clothes.

Daniel Rodan has reproduced some of the images from the East Side Gallery on leather clothes ranging from evening gowns and trench coats to T-shirts and jackets. Honecker and Brezhnev, for example, are on the bodice of a mint-green mini dress. “I tried to link the political and societal event of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the wall with the theme of fashion and art,” Rodan said.