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In need of slow fashion inspiration?

… let’s start with talking about our own wardrobe journeys!

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There’s a whole lotta fashion inspiration out in the world wide web. But faireco friendly and slow fashion inspiration? Here it gets trickier. Especially when you are really just looking for some quick styling tipps without doing a whole lot of research on production processes and materials first. This is why we decided on sharing our personal research with you a little more often. Because, as you might have guessed already: Every single one of us making their way in the Fair Fashion industry is looking as desperately as you for consciously produced but also fashionable pieces to wear.

This is where I’m stepping in. May I introduce myself? I’m Anna, one of two faces behind the Hamburg based Slow Fashion Blogzine Kunstkinder Mag which you may her been reading about on the JAN ‘N JUNE Blog here. Together with my partner in crime Esther I’ve been exploring the Eco and Fair Fashion scene for a while now, and naturally stumbled upon Anna and Jula and their oh-so-beautiful eco-conscious label JAN ‘N JUNE as soon as they launched back in 2015. Scandinavian coolness and an eye for minimal yet chic aesthetics was something I was missing really badly at the beginning of my eco fashion journey… The happier I am, taking you now out for some fashion inspiration within the JAN ‘N JUNE cosmos! Can you guess my favorite four, already? <3

// Mode Inspiration? Gibt’s in Zeiten des Internets wie Sand am Meer. Schwieriger wird’s, wenn man im Fair Fashion, Eco Fashion oder Slow Fashion Bereich sucht – besonders, wenn’s sich  um’s Outfit Styling drehen soll, und eben mal nicht um die Produktionsbedingungen und die verwendeten Materialien. Die manchmal fehlende Inspiration zum Anlass, haben wir uns vorgenommen, öfter die eigene Recherche mit euch zu teilen. Denn, wie ihr euch wahrscheinlich schon gedacht habt: Auch wir, die sich in der Fair Fashion Szene herum treiben, suchen manchmal noch etwas verzweifelt, auf jeden Fall aber immer zeitintensiv nach eco-fair produzierten, aber ebenso stilsicheren Kleidern zum anziehen.

Hier komme ich ins Spiel. May I introduce myself? Ich bin Anna, eines der beiden Gesichter hinter dem Hamburger Slow Fashion Blogzine Kunstkinder Mag, welches schon ein-zwei Male hier auf dem Blog auftauchte. Zusammen mit meiner Mitstreiterin Esther beobachte ich die Fair Fashion Szene schon eine ganze Weile und bin – Hamburger Nachbarschaft ahoi! – gleich zum Launch von JAN ‘N JUNE im Jahr 2015 über das wunderbare oh-so-schön-skandinavisch-minimalistische Label gestolpert. Ästhetisch füllte das Label plötzlich eine Lücke – um so mehr freue ich mich, zukünftig ein paar Inspirationen aus dem Jan n June Kosmos mit euch zu teilen! Habt ihr meine Favourite Four schon erraten? <3



What’s on our minds here in Hamburg right now?

You guessed right: Spring, and especially how to celebrate it’s start without really facing warmer weather yet. (At least the sun came out this week, yay!) The answer is actually quite easy when it comes to Eco Fashion: The most beautiful AW16/17 coats are now on sale (meaning: more affordable for students like me), so why not combine them with the first spring clothes hitting the stores right now? I guess I’ll always be an in-between-seasons girl, as I love mixing light with heavier fabrics and layering summer and winter clothes and sometimes even combining socks and sandals. Let’s call it Transitional Wardrobe. So, as spring ist just slowly coming in, here’s my personal tribute to the AW16/17 as well as the SS17 collection:

// Was uns Hamburgerinnen gerade kleiderästhetisch bewegt? Ihr habt’s schon richtig erraten: der Frühlingsbeginn, und wie man diesen trotz anhaltender Kälte zelebrieren kann. Die Antwort fällt mir im Fair Fashion Bereich besonders leicht, denn: Die schönsten Stücke aus den Winterkollektionen sind gerade im Sale und für Studentin plötzlich sehr viel erschwinglicher. Warum einen der schönen Mäntel aus letzter Saison nicht mit den ersten Frühlingskleidern kombinieren? Ich war schon immer eine Liebhaberin der Übergangszeit, in der sich so wunderbar schwerere Stoffe mit Leichteren kombinieren und allerlei Lagen zusammenwürfeln lassen – bis hin zu Socken in offenen Schuhen. Nur schick genug muss es sein! Hier also meine persönliche Hommage an die Übergangsgarderobe:

  1. The blouse VOLUME is already my favorite of the SS17 collection. Just imagine the feel of the organic cotton poplin fabric…
  2. Another favorite New In is the pants FLO FLOW, which seem like the perfect wardrobe update to accompany more classically cut trousers.
  3. Let’s make a careful transition: The AW16/17 coat ALAN is not only on sale right now – it’s also the perfect companion to guide us through sunnier but still not-too-warm early spring days.
  4. Let’s Accessorize! You may know Nina Kastens from last seasons Pop Up Shop in Hamburg already? I immediately fell in love with her Mini Tassel Earrings back then and still can’t get them out of my head.
  5. When it comes to shoes, the eco fashion scene still has to grow (up) a little. But there’s light: Sandra from Nine to Five, with whom Anna and Jula opened their first Pop Up Shop in Hamburg, has created the perfect pair of mules made from eco-tanned leather.
  6. I just recently stumbled upon a vegan pair of boots from Portugal based label Nae, which, for the first time, really caught my eye. Not only because of the look, but also because of the eco-conscious production.
  7. It’s still just spring, babes – so don’t forget the warm stuff for underneath! Find classic socks made from organic cotton at Minga Berlin.

More slow fashion inspiration?

Have a look at Co-Founder Julas recent articles about her favorite JAN ‘N JUNE Babes. Read part 1 here  and part 2 here!

And find the first pieces of the Spring/Summer 2017 Collection here!

Also, there’s a fun behind the scenes story, where you can spot which SS17 pieces will be hitting the online store soon! <3

With love,

xx Anna

[Foto Header: Lena Scherer]