mongrels in common
Mongrels in common are based in Berlin-Mitte, Germany. They made their debut at “Moët et Chandon“ Fashion Award 2006, showing spring/summer 2007 womenswear.
Since summer 2009 mongrels in common are part of Berlin Fashion Week and opened their first shop in Berlin Mitte in 2012.
The designers Livia Ximénez-Carrillo and Christine Pluess met at Esmod School of Design in Berlin and soon discovered that they both had in common being from multicultural backgrounds: their roots origin from Germany, Switzerland, Peru and Spain. Their label was found in Mai 2006.
Neglecting racial, national and generic barriers they join pieces of a cultural kaleidoscope creating a different style. Uncompromisingly mixing masculine severity and straightness with female delicacy combined with high-quality materials they present a look that is elegant and exclusive.
mongrels in common became famous for their feminine silk and cotton blouses, shirts and dresses, as they created a special metal pin closure.
“Mongrelism“ is the essence of every mongrel collection and unites the two personalities of the designers Livia Ximénez-Carrillo and Christine Pluess. They constantly aim for a break of style by combining masculine and feminine elements, coupling avant-garde design with a casual, classical style, and by arranging subdued with flamboyant colours.