There’s never an easy time to establish a new fashion brand. But there is one rising label that is currently making waves amid a global pandemic. This up-and-coming fashion label offers unique looks that can pretty much suit every individual style personality.
Introducing Rootless Fashion & Accessories, an under-the-radar brand we can’t get enough of right now. This emerging yet exciting clothing and accessory label brings all kinds of creative and refreshing designs to the table, giving our usual go-to brands a run for their money.
Combining a love of playful outdoorsy style and bold colours with versatile fits, Thorsten Weingaertner founded Rootless Clothing in 2021. Inspired by urban style, slick design, and athletic, wearable garments, you’ve no doubt spotted his covetable designs on various fashion websites. From their monochromatic swath of essential pieces that can work well on stage, in the streets, or even in the mountains, this Germany-based highly-underrated brand knows how to make even the boldest of designs effortless wearable. It’s also filled with effortlessly cool pieces you’ve ever hoped to wear at an outdoor gathering or even at a Hollywood party, reminiscent of how you’d imagine Hollywood stars would dress up during their swanky soirees.
With compelling threadwork, Rootless further supplies striking gear like gym bags, watches, and even shoes, offering a host of ultra slick urban-inspired pieces – the brand can easily fit seamlessly into any modern-day wardrobe and has a little something-something for everyone.
Rootless is currently laying tracks to introduce NFTs and a digital collection to their catalog – it aims to champion freedom seekers who inhabit unique quarters of society, driven by a passion for fashion and a need to defy archaic systems, perfectly striking the balance of cutting-edge apparel with a modern and edgy twist. Head to this brand’s page for super chic urban wear wardrobe heaven.
StarCentral International recently interviewed Thorsten to discuss his up-and-coming brand and here’s what went down:
Why did you choose to pursue a career as a fashion designer?
Out of love for fashion – the desire to travel which has accompanied me for years. I love and appreciate the extraordinary and new, so it was a vocation to design my own collection and to unite the different worlds in functional and design-technical terms.
In your opinion, what are some important skills or traits for fashion designers?
See trends before they become trends. The attention to detail, the penchant for quality, and the proximity to the customer are some important qualities that a fashion designer should bring with him. The most important thing, however, is not to follow others or to be influenced, but to do your own thing!
What does fashion mean to you?
Fashion is about showing your identity. It is the first thing people look at to interpret who they are. It shows what choices you make, what type of person you are, and shows the world what you stand for. It gives a glimpse into someone’s personality. It’s how you differentiate yourself from other people. Ultimately, it is an individual’s statement of self-expression.
Tell us about an important lesson you learned about working in the fashion industry.
If I have learned something outside the fashion industry, as mentioned before, it’s just to be yourself, pursue your goals, and not let yourself be distracted or influenced by your path.
What are your favorite trends in fashion, both in the past and present?
We do not follow trends of the past or the present. We always try to set our own trends and follow what we enjoy. Through social media and the like, trends are no longer what they used to be. Usually, everything is much more short-lived these days, which is why we give our brand its own trend and USP.
What’s your favorite part about being a fashion designer?
There are certainly many. Some of them are to be able to design something that is subsequently produced and carried into the world. The freedom to live out what you love and to turn it into a business.
What ethics are important for fashion designers?
Important topics are, for example, sustainable production and above-average quality so that the fashion can be worn longer. We live in a throwaway society like no other. We have to find a way out of fast fashion and make great quality and cool functional design accessible to everyone. Furthermore, the way away from size zero is and should be because, let’s be honest, percentage-wise, this is not the majority of society and should no longer be a guideline for the fashion industry.
Tell us about your greatest achievement so far as a fashion designer.
The first collection and the subsequent response from our customers. Since we are just at the beginning stages, we celebrate every little success and look forward to what is yet to come.
Where do you see your brand in 5 years’ time?
I hope to be internationally successful with my own stores and numerous fans who love our fashion brand.