Our heart beats for extravagant, artistic, timeless fashion.
Because of its distinctive aura and history, as well as its enormous transformational ability we consider it as art. Wearing our trasures embodies a fundamental life-affirming attitude and an authentic personal self-statement.
In Paulina’s outstanding vintage fashion collection with focus on Parisian Haute Couture unique pieces by following designer labels are represented: Balenciaga, Chanel, Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Comme des Garçons, Pierre Cardin, Roberta di Camerino, D&G, Emanuel Ungaro, Escada, Etro, Salvatore Ferragamo, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Givenchy, Gucci, Guy Laroche, Lolita Lempicka, Hermés, Hugo Boss, Yves Saint Laurent, Jean-Louis Scherrer, Jean Paul Gaultier, Karl Lagerfeld, Kenzo, Lanvin, Louis Feraud, Maison Margiela, Manoush, Marni, Matthew Williamson, Max Mara, MCM, Moschino, Emilio Pucci, Prada, Nina Ricci, Roberto Cavalli, Sonia Rykiel, Stefanel, Walter van Beirenbonck, Versace, Victor & Rolf, Vivienne Westwood, Wunderkind, and much more…
We also represent contemporary international fashion labels as well as sustainable fashion from small manufactories!
Here you will find a taste of the some of the pieces, which we have lovingly sought out, collected, and photographed specially for you. You can always admire them in person at our concept store, where they are available for purchase, as long as they are still in stock. These are unique pieces!
Click on the heart on each piece to learn more. Feel free to ask about and order our treasures directly and conveniently via our online form.
The Synergy of Art and Fashion
This time, we have selected a very special, poetic place for our photoshoot with Antonio Castello – the studio apartment and art salon of Fré and Jacqueline Ilgen. Fré Ilgen is an artist, collector, art theorist, scientist, curator, consultant and scientist, all at the same time. In this private and exclusive setting, the Checkpoint Ilgen takes place twice a year – an art salon, to which renowned collectors, curators, gallery owners and artists are invited for a thematic exchange. It presents a holistic art experience, from production, meditation to art. This resonates with the concept of PAULINA’S FRIENDS. Here you can find a colorful mix of contemporary fashion from Berlin & London, as well as vintage couture from luxury designers. The jewellery, accessories and the craftsmanship come from the artists and designers that collaborate with PAULINA’S FRIENDS, and are currently exhibiting in the Concept Gallery.
Concept and Styling: Paulina Tsvetanova
Photos: Antonio Castello
Model: Anna von Rüden
Makeup Artist: Marina Luque
Imagine the past – collecting the futureArt Director: Paulina Tsvetanova / Fotos: Anka Bardeleben
Pieces from Paulina’s lovingly- and selectively-curated vintage collection from decades past will be photographed on our vibrant and unique friends. Each photo will capture the character, personality and authenticity of our beloved pieces and models. Each wearer combines the clothing and artwork with a special place of inspiration in Berlin, which is tailored to the model and the pieces he/she is wearing. Places of nostalgia, of hip urbanity, important cultural sites, places of historical remembrance, alternative places, mysterious, mystical places, the richness and diversity of the many faces of Berlin … A city whose only constant is constant change. The timeless elements of each outfit have their own distinctive story. And through their radiance and energy, the models display their own personal, emotional histories. The selected vintage fashion is paired with applied art (jewelery art) or other visual art objects in a thoughtful composition.
An artistic mixture of historical elements with extravagant clothing, rounded off by a sophisticated photographic staging offers the highest level of perspective in both time and space.
SERENDIPITYArt Director: Paulina Tsvetanova / Fotos: Anka Bardeleben
Garments take on a new, ambivalent meaning through the conscious staging with visual and applied art and everyday objects. The setting-box structure lends a uniform order to these artful, curious things. This is about a stylized, artistic, poetic performance of clothing pieces, which thereby gain more vitality and dynamism. The compositions are diverse and full of humorous surprises. It creates the feeling of harmony, but also of faux pas and irritations, almost absurdities. A game with the reality, synaesthesia & synergy of colors, shapes, fabrics, surfaces and the spontaneous addition of things. A deconstruction of the usual visual habits is achieved through condensation and abstraction. In the slow-paced viewing of the “sets”, one learns to re-live reality through a new, more authentic perspective, in order to discover connections between things that are mostly invisible and non-descript. A world full of treasures opens up when we practice a childish, playful and curious approach. This almost meditative process enables us to feel the contemplative majesty behind the reality of tangible things.