Patrick Mohr is setting tongues wagging by championing his own eclectic look while pioneering a new styling ethos. Sure, the model-turned-designer trend is nothing new, but for Mohr, personal passion transcends professional pursuits.
While Mohr’s creative dabbling has included both modeling and carpentry, he put all activities aside in 2003 in order to study design at the prestigious ESMOD International Fashion School in Berlin. Such dedication certainly paid off: his spring/summer ’08 graduate collection was awarded the school’s coveted Prix Créateur award.
The Munich-born wunderkind’s subsequent collections were featured and nominated in 2007 and 2008 for the Off Schedule Amsterdam Denim Award, followed by a geometrically inclined collection for s/s ’09. Hot on the heels of this success, Mohr launched his autumn/winter ’09-’10 collection at Paris Men’s Fashion Week, featuring denim, jersey and an eyewear line with Adrian Mustelin.
“My signature style is in between avant-garde and streetewear; with high quality, innovation, design and affordable prices,” says Mohr. The designs meld asymmetrical patterns and deconstructed shapes with eclectic items such as Bowie pants and moccasins, using grungy, worn fabrics in subtle tones of black, navy, grey, brown, cream, pink and white. The s/s ’09 collection, for example, features delightfully weathered ice- skating boots with the blades removed, a modern take on the stylin’ bootie.
Mohr’s designs are available to buy in Australia, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway and the Netherlands. Find out more info about this designer and his creations at www.patrickmohr.net.