It's Berlin fashion week and Markus Lupfer is in town to present his resort collection to an enraptured audience, one of whom is Miss Olivia Palermo. "She's been wearing a few Markus Lupfer pieces", the designer told us, "and she was in Paris for couture so asked if she could pop along with her boyfriend".
Lupfer, known for adding eveningwear details to casual daywear - most famously on his popular sequinned sweaters - is continuing this play on embellishment for resort. "I've put gem backs on sweatshirt dresses and I'm doing more print; lip prints and a baroque-inspired print with horses".
So why has the London-based designer chosen Berlin? "As I'm not showing (on the catwalk), I like the flexibility of presentations, to take your collection and show it anywhere you like. It's a relaxed way here in Berlin", he says from his temporary home at the newly opened Soho House in the German capital.
Lupfer is clearly a fan of Olivia too, not least because she's publically championing his label. A no-doubt welcome endorsement when her style is currently so admired. But why has she captured the fashion industry's eye? "Olivia dresses sexy but easy. She's dressed up but not over dressed, she throws different things together. It's different, it's inspiring". Expect to see her wearing much more Lupfer from now on in...More