vera thallinger graduated 2015 with her first collection, "plattentracht", from esmod berlin. plattentracht is inspired by the traditional costume worn around berlin, the "spreewaldtracht", and east german industrial apartment block buildings, called "plattenbau".the name "plattentracht" is a fusion between those two themes. grey dull and miserable apartment block buildings and skyscrapers dominate berlin´s skyline and are present in day to day life. traditional costumes endured the years and are an anchor to hold on to in hard fast-paced times. through the collection present and tradition should be fused and formed into a new present/future. plattentracht consists out of heavily embroidered pieces, referring to the costumes, and big boxy grey elements, referring to the buildings.