If you appreciate handcraftsmanship and individual design when it comes to fashion, you’ll feel right at home in Danny Reinke’s studio. We visited the Berlin-based designer for our “Meet Our Designers” series and got to immerse ourselves in his world for a couple of hours.
When you see Danny Reinke at work, you feel two things that have become so rare in our fast-moving times: perfection and honesty. In his studio, it’s about the perfect fabric, the perfect cut, the perfect detail – and all without compromise. His creations are characterized by rich draping, pearl embroidery, and well-thought-out details. The son of a fisherman, Danny was born on the island of Usedom in the Baltic Sea and knew early on what he wanted to do with his life: fashion design. He has been dedicated to that path ever since.
Danny Reinke: “Then I wouldn’t be true to myself.”
In 2009, Danny Reinke began a dual-study program in fashion design and women’s tailoring at FahModa Academy for Fashion and Design in Hannover. Since then, he’s also studied in Krakow and founded his eponymous label in 2014. The designer’s collections are produced exclusively in Germany – sustainability is important to him. When asked why he doesn’t send his manufacturing to a slightly less expensive neighboring country, he answers: “Then I wouldn’t be true to myself.”
Fotos & Video: Artur Cieslakowski