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6 May 2011

Reality Studio


Svenja Specht is the designer behind the label Reality Studio. She takes her ideas from the normality that surrounds her – her "Reality".

It’s about taking the mundane, the familiar, and twisting it – turning it upside down and inside out. The "Studio" stands for the action she is taking to do something with this "Reality". Specht completed her design studies in fashion and product design in 1998. After working in Paris, Germany and China in the fields of graphic, product and costume design, she came home and started her own label in 2005 in Berlin.

She was born in Germany, but draws her inspiration primarily from where she worked and lived for 3 years – Beijing, China, a city she saw as dazzling, lively and a mix between tradition and extremely fast approaching modernity. All her experiences bring Specht to design collections that combine multicultural influences with an androgynous elegance, which results in very special but always wearable collections. 

Nothing inspires me like...

Walking around with Yoske.

I hope...

That the future continues bringing interesting things into my live.

Cultural influences...

Are the core part of my work. They helped me that I got where I am now.

Fashion can sometimes...

Make people happy... that gives my work a deeper meaning... at least I believe so.

I sense...

That I would scream when money makes me do something I didn't want to do.

REALITY STUDIO roll neck pale green jumper dress

Did you know...

That beauty comes from inside?

I think...

We should love now because this moment is not coming back.

I dance like...

Grace Jones.

I have faith in...

Good food, so dancing and cake makes me happy.

I think that creativity comes from...

Freedom 

If I could...

I would go and make the world a happier place – I try anyway!

I have never...

Stolen a wallet but I once thought that love is also a bit like stealing.

My dreams are...

So realistic sometimes and my future is, on the other hand, sometimes so unrealistic to me.

REALITY STUDIO model from behind long hair blue jacket

I travelled and lived in many places and I know now that NYC/London/Paris/Milan are…

Are not like Berlin.

I live...

East of Berlin-Mitte and I wouldn't pay for a trip to the centre of the earth.

Studios make me...

Happy like my own Studio!

There's a new...

Way everyday of exploring things so I can forget easily that I'm a perfectionist.

My goal...

Is to be happy but I'm an emotional retard.

The earliest memory...

Is chewing capers hidden under the table and my first crush I had was for a boy called Harley.

My mum...

Was, and still is, beautiful.

I get bored easily...

If I don't think.

REALITY STUDIO model wearing wool coat

I tried to live...

Free and to follow my instinct.

I like making...

Things with my hands.

I've been a Buddhist...

For one moment in Beijing where I used to live.

I try to forget...

My biggest regret – one of my mottos is: no regrets!

Incompetence...

Can change to competence if you give it a chance because I wouldn’t like to be judged before I even had the chance to try!

I love getting older...

Because I still hope I will get wiser at the same time.

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