Samuel Acebey was born in Germany 1987 and raised in South-America. After successfully finishing his studies and his formation as a tailor he won several national and international Fashion Awards such as Audi Fashion Award in 2012. He soon settled down in Berlin to start working for several Fashion Brands as a designer, besides getting to know the fashion scene in Berlin.
Influenced by diverse historical events and art periods he creates a style characterized by high-quality using premium materials mostly from italian and french suppliers. His detail obsession like embroideries and embellishments give some couture accents to a sporty look.
All garments in his seasonless collections bring together the highest level of craftsmanship paired with a smart sophistication for an urban multicultural cosmopolitan that feels at home everywhere she goes.
V/19 So weit wie noch nie
Samuel Acebeys 5th collection was inspired by the expedition of Alexander von Humboldt to America and the botanical Illustrations that result from it.
The idea of the inner connection between nature and culture forms the main idea of von Humboldts work. This idea also is the core of Acebeys collection, since he combines his cultural heritage in form and aesthetics with the beautiful naturalistic, botanical drawings and creates an abstract interpretation using embroidery techniques to create bold and chunky 3D blossoms using a variety of sequins and crystals in vibrant colors.
These fantasy pieces are combined with elaborated silhouettes and drape elements garnished with feminine organic details creating a universe of contrasts.
The materials used, combine natural fabrics like cotton and silk for garments with a delicate and feminine appearance. Velvets in different shades give a tailored and structured touch to the pieces.
Earthy and neutrals hues are contrasted with surprisingly luminous jacquards turned into bold statement looks. From classic tones from dusty black, Bordeaux, dark grey to a bright mustard, midnight blue and shiny Silver.
To complete this play on textures and contrasts the organic embroidery gives the final touch to the garments creating an approachable opulence for a playful and unique identity.
#MM IV/19 Memento Mori
Samuel Acebey's first menswear collection was inspired by the medieval Latin Christian theory and practice of reflection on mortality.
Memento mori is Latin and means "remember (that) you will die". Taking a reference to three essentials:
Life, Death, and Time.
The collection delivers a hint of modern, dark romanticism paired with cool, radiant edginess. Its dark Aesthetic combines avant-garde elements with sportive Materials. Raw edges and sharp cutting lines give the pieces a sophisticated yet rebellious look. The man wearing this collection is a polymath, an individualist who doesn't subordinate to trends.
Chunky knits, luxurious Alpaca wool blends and metallic leather are the core elements of "Memento Mori".
The collection is highly wearable and versatile on any occasion for a contemporary man looking for individuality in times of ordinariness.
#ARR III/18 Au Revoir, Romeo!
Samuel Acebeys third collection was inspired by William Shakespeares tragedy Romeo & Juliet. He asked himself: what would have been if Juliet decided to leave and live.
“I must be gone and live, or stay and die.” –
act 3, scene 5
In this story, Juliet leaves and lives her life. No fear. Just desire. Just excitement. discovering herself. Strong, independent, no need of anyone or anything.
She's the empowered symbol of femininity that represents a new female role and the customer wearing this collection.
Her portraits radiate a harmonious femininity in shape and color. Simple lines and curvy silhouettes with luminous hues.
The color palette plays with various hues of pink. Pink is the base of this collection, mixed with electric blue, orange, light grey, white and neon yellow details.
The strong use of vibrant colors and the 80s inspired statement silhouettes with pleated necklines, voluminous tops with narrow bases, draped details and hand-made embroideries of sequins, swarovski elements in different shapes and colors such as Astral Pink, Tangerine and yellow opal merge to a bold statement about escaping the straight line creating space and movement.
Contemporaneity, freshness and femininity are the key concepts transmitted through this new proposal for 2018.
#SPA II/17 She Plays Alone
The second collection II/17 by Samuel Acebey was inspired by the Frida Kahlo painting‚ "Girl With Deathmask" (She Plays Alone).
Influenced by the painting and Frida Kahlo’s lifestyle, charged with a vivid optimism, the colour palette emerges: bright grey plays against radiant prints, in hues of sorbet orange, lilac and greenery, fused with white details. The strong use of vibrant colours with a soft base is a bold statement about escaping daily Tristesse.
Luxurious hand embroidery and embellishments besides an infinity of craft techniques, combined together to reflect the spirit of traditional sewing and complete a unique look.
The garments breathe a natural femininity and a careful sophistication, in natural premium fabrics like delicate pongé silks, soft virgin wools and rich cotton.
Elaborated silhouettes and drape elements garnished with feminine organic details create a bold modern dimension. Voluminous and chunky but airy pieces forming space and movement for a wild spirited woman.
#SWM I / 16 "Swim with Mermaids"
SWM is a seasonless, prêt-à-porter collection, and an allegory to the urban cosmopolitan woman.
The combination of sporty and high-quality couture materials create a very interesting and beautiful symbiosis of contrasts: fragile and rough, Sporty tailored yet romantic kittenish. The woman type suits both styles: fragile, delicate, but also strong, unconventional and confident.
A sporty and casual look is my goal. Sensuality, confidence, passion, modernity with a touch of romance are the main topics. The collection is visually inspired by the stylistics of the French court at the Marie Antoinette time and
her lifestyle characterized by youth and light-heartedness, transmitted to the present day. Opulence is decreased to an urban, minimalist look to satisfy my clients internal need for serenity and independence in their lifestyle.
The color palette is based on the Pantone colors 2016 (Serenity Blue / Rose Quartz) and is framed by gray tones.
The patterns are „freesize“ and built according to „Zero Waste“ principle. Loose, figure-flattering cuts guarantee high wearing comfort and are thereby comfortable "Favorite Pieces"
SWM is distinguished by a mixture of unusual Basics and interesting individual pieces of which share a common, individual design language, offering a variety of mixing possibilities. The collection is universally usable and flexible for any occasion.