Interview of Ann-Kathrin Carstensen - Fashion designer, founder of accessory label Rita In Palma

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 During the Berlin Showroom in Paris, I discovered the beautiful avant-garde collection accessory hand-made Rita in Palma.
Each piece of the collection is extraordinary and unique in shape and design.
But I won't say anything more and I let you discover Ann-Kathrin Carstensen, which I had the pleasure of interviewing.

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 Ann-Kathrin Carstensen
1° - About you, introduce your self to the french readers.

My name is Ann-Kathrin Carstensen. I am a 34 years old Designer from Berlin. In 2010 I founded my accessory label RITA IN PALMA. And there is something very special about it : We produce our handmade designs in cooperation with - formely jobless – turkish women in Berlin.
The women’s superior artistic skills, boasting inordinately complex crochet techniques, have been cultivated over several generations. This allows us the production of artistically crafted works and simultaneously permits these women entry into the workforce.


2° - Why did you choose Berlin and not Paris (or Milan, London, NY) ?

Oh, I would love to live in Paris ! But since I have a 9 year old little boy , it wouldn't be easy to change the whole life and of course the turkish community is very huge here. 
Berlin is a very vibrant and eclectic city and stil particularly favourable...

3° - What are the origins of your brand ? How did the project come about.

 Ann-Kathrin, Carstensen, Ann-Kathrin-Carstensen, ritainpalma, rita-in-palma, fashion, designer, fashion-designer, mode, femme, accessoires-femme, bijoux, jewellery, accessory, crochet, berlin, berlishowroom, paris, tokyo, milan, ny, bow-tie, bow, tie, necklace, collar, ZAIDE-STARLET, zaide, starlet, myriam-lutz, kragen, dessin, podiums, dudessinauxpodiums, du-dessin-aux-podiumsI realised a few crochet designs during my studies with a greek friend of mine. Therefore I knew, that also the turkish women are very skilled with different crochet techniques. We have a huge community of turkish people in Berlin. One day I decided to find out, if the turkish women really practise their techniques and started a huge search. Within two years I established a phantastic team of almost twenty turkish women, who are now working form me.

The new social appreciation for high quality handcrafted works as a contrasting model to the prominence of industrial mass production, which even permeates the realm of luxury goods enables the comprehensive social engagement of the fashion label.
Our “crochet queens” are enraptured by the designs and their important role in the fashioning of the products endows them with a new sense of individual value/self-worth. Rita in Palma is for the first time able to combine integrative work with high-fashion design.
The seemingly opposed poles of luxury fashion and social engagement are no longer a contradiction but a symbiotic relationship.

4° - Can you please present us your new collection. And what does it represent ? What are your sources of inspiration ?

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My inspiration is always based on two columns : My own feelings and the crochet techniques itself.
Unique jewels, like collars, colliers, bowties, exclusive silk scarves, and bags, mesmerize with the high quality of handcrafted execution and sophisticated designs.
Because the composition draws on the shimmer of times gone by, the design and craft awaken yearnings. In particular at a time when the world (of consumption and consumerism) continues to accelerate the increasing social appreciation of sustainability and interpersonal values.

5° - What song represents best your collection ?

Diana Ross - "I am me“.

You should listen to it. The song is electrifying.


6° - Who would you like you to see wearing your collection ?


7° - What are your breaking news ? And what do you expect from the future ?

Well, the Berlin Showroom was very exciting and successful. We had a lot of chinese and japanese fans. So things are going international now and we are very happy to deliver our first package to Tokyo now. We grow and we love it !

8° - Who is your hero(es) in fashion ? Why ? 

Karl ! No more words to say...

9° - What is your motto in fashion ?

It is all about sensual desire.

10° - What is the accessory and garment, every women & men has to possess in her guarding dress ?

Definitely RITA IN PALMA's Bow-Tie-necklace "ZEYNEP". It suits men as well as women.

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11° - What is your favorite french word ?

It is funny, but it really is "Badoit" !

I love the taste of this french water. The first thing I do, when I come to Paris, is an extensive shopping trip at the supermarket to buy a lot of cheese and my favourite french water...

12° - What do you like to say in french, to our readers ?

J'adore les femmes francaises ! Elles me donnent beaucoup d´inspiration avec leur allure... Merci.




I must thank you so much for your time Ann and as you have said, it's time to rock France !

Please check below her  wonderful work and the last collection Heritage Collection. Enjoy it.

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 Ann-Kathrin, Carstensen, Ann-Kathrin-Carstensen, ritainpalma, rita-in-palma, fashion, designer, fashion-designer, mode, femme, accessoires-femme, bijoux, jewellery, accessory, crochet, berlin, berlishowroom, paris, tokyo, milan, ny, bow-tie, bow, tie, necklace, collar, ZAIDE-STARLET, zaide, starlet, myriam-lutz, kragen, dessin, podiums, dudessinauxpodiums, du-dessin-aux-podiums Ann-Kathrin, Carstensen, Ann-Kathrin-Carstensen, ritainpalma, rita-in-palma, fashion, designer, fashion-designer, mode, femme, accessoires-femme, bijoux, jewellery, accessory, crochet, berlin, berlishowroom, paris, tokyo, milan, ny, bow-tie, bow, tie, necklace, collar, ZAIDE-STARLET, zaide, starlet, myriam-lutz, kragen, dessin, podiums, dudessinauxpodiums, du-dessin-aux-podiums
 Ann-Kathrin, Carstensen, Ann-Kathrin-Carstensen, ritainpalma, rita-in-palma, fashion, designer, fashion-designer, mode, femme, accessoires-femme, bijoux, jewellery, accessory, crochet, berlin, berlishowroom, paris, tokyo, milan, ny, bow-tie, bow, tie, necklace, collar, ZAIDE-STARLET, zaide, starlet, myriam-lutz, kragen, dessin, podiums, dudessinauxpodiums, du-dessin-aux-podiums Ann-Kathrin, Carstensen, Ann-Kathrin-Carstensen, ritainpalma, rita-in-palma, fashion, designer, fashion-designer, mode, femme, accessoires-femme, bijoux, jewellery, accessory, crochet, berlin, berlishowroom, paris, tokyo, milan, ny, bow-tie, bow, tie, necklace, collar, ZAIDE-STARLET, zaide, starlet, myriam-lutz, kragen, dessin, podiums, dudessinauxpodiums, du-dessin-aux-podiums
 Ann-Kathrin, Carstensen, Ann-Kathrin-Carstensen, ritainpalma, rita-in-palma, fashion, designer, fashion-designer, mode, femme, accessoires-femme, bijoux, jewellery, accessory, crochet, berlin, berlishowroom, paris, tokyo, milan, ny, bow-tie, bow, tie, necklace, collar, ZAIDE-STARLET, zaide, starlet, myriam-lutz, kragen, dessin, podiums, dudessinauxpodiums, du-dessin-aux-podiums Ann-Kathrin, Carstensen, Ann-Kathrin-Carstensen, ritainpalma, rita-in-palma, fashion, designer, fashion-designer, mode, femme, accessoires-femme, bijoux, jewellery, accessory, crochet, berlin, berlishowroom, paris, tokyo, milan, ny, bow-tie, bow, tie, necklace, collar, ZAIDE-STARLET, zaide, starlet, myriam-lutz, kragen, dessin, podiums, dudessinauxpodiums, du-dessin-aux-podiums
 Ann-Kathrin, Carstensen, Ann-Kathrin-Carstensen, ritainpalma, rita-in-palma, fashion, designer, fashion-designer, mode, femme, accessoires-femme, bijoux, jewellery, accessory, crochet, berlin, berlishowroom, paris, tokyo, milan, ny, bow-tie, bow, tie, necklace, collar, ZAIDE-STARLET, zaide, starlet, myriam-lutz, kragen, dessin, podiums, dudessinauxpodiums, du-dessin-aux-podiums Ann-Kathrin, Carstensen, Ann-Kathrin-Carstensen, ritainpalma, rita-in-palma, fashion, designer, fashion-designer, mode, femme, accessoires-femme, bijoux, jewellery, accessory, crochet, berlin, berlishowroom, paris, tokyo, milan, ny, bow-tie, bow, tie, necklace, collar, ZAIDE-STARLET, zaide, starlet, myriam-lutz, kragen, dessin, podiums, dudessinauxpodiums, du-dessin-aux-podiums


Du dessin aux podiums

Some say he’s half woman half man, others say his skin has the texture of a dolphin’s. All we know is he’s like you.

4 commentaires:

  1. Jolies créations !
    Mais ce serait bien aussi une traduction en francais ;-)

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    1. Merci pour elle ;)
      Oui l'idée d'une traduction française m'a déjà traversée l'esprit, mais c'est énormément du boulot ! Je verrais sur le long terme ;)
      Merci du conseil en tout cas !

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  2. Super interview, et jolie collection! :)

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