Lagenlook translated from English into German simply means "layering look".
When I first started to sell European designer clothing on eBay which
included the brands Hebbeding, Zuza Bart, Oska, Sarah Pacini, Martine
Samoun, Privatsachen and many others I was often asked what style of clothing
this was. Lagenlook is a term I started to use as the clothing I sold was
usually worn layered & predominantly from Europe. This is not to say
that Germany first introduced layering clothing, indeed many creative women
worldwide including mainstream designers have layered their clothing for
centuries. In fact I guess we all create lagenlook everyday in our own way from
the moment we start to get dressed.
However this terminology started to snowball and take off and today there are
many eBay & other sellers who use this word to describe the clothing they
Layering your clothing can be a way of disguising imperfections and creating
your very own unique style of dressing. Indeed over the years I have used high
street, second hand, vintage and exclusive designer clothing to express my own
unique dare to be individual style. I do, however, have a real passion for
quirky unusual shapes in clothing and Europe (including Paris, Switzerland, The
Netherlands and Germany) tends to be predominant in the manufacture of such
clothing. That's not to say we forget the rest of the world, indeed there are
some FANTABULOUS designers like Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto, Marina Avraam,
Rick Owens, Ghost and far too many more to mention whose style is funky, quirky
and lends itself to the phenomenon which is now called "lagenlook" style.
This leads me to my own interpretation of the word lagenlook which I so
casually bandied about. STYLE is my passion, the art of making any lady of any
age and size look and feel wonderful in their clothing creating layers which
capture the beauty of the shape of the body. We are all very different shapes
and sizes, the basic terminology includes pear shaped apple shaped etc. Knowing
which type of layers work best with which body shape takes experience and belive
me I have manufactured some terrible mistakes on myself over the years. lol.
After many, many years of both wearing and dressing ladies in this style of
clothing and being a voluptuous pear shape myself we offer you honest, sound
advise on any purchase you may choose to consider. Creating and co-ordinating a
wardrobe of layered clothing which interacts with your lifestyle yet retains
your unique dare to be individual look is where my interpretation of using the
term "lagenlook" originates.
I do hope you have found this information informative.