Discover Germany, Issue 44, November 2016

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Discover Germany | Special Theme | Children’s Universe

Couture fashion for children Dresses in milky pastels or striped shirts with pirate patches made of fairly traded organic cotton – Lia Bach proves that children’s fashion can be both couture and sturdy. With customers in Europe and the USA, the label has gained international recognition thanks to limited couture collections for boys and girls whose clothes are not just wearable and on trend, but also washable. A very popular garment of the Lia Bach store is a sporty dirndl that is available for 99 to 119 euros. Made of fine material, the dirndl can be worn for years because of its high quality in fabric and construction. “We exclusively use the finest Fair Trade fabrics which have a GOTS [Global Organic Textile Standard] certificate,” says the designer Julia Sterzenbach. At the tender age of 13, she had already established her label Lia Bach and pursued a successful career in the world of children’s fashion. As a teen, she enhanced her drawing skills at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. Later, she studied fashion design at ESMOD, the


international University of Art for Fashion, in Munich and Paris. Now at 26, Sterzenbach is a successful designer who has not just had her own fashion store in Bavaria’s capital since 2013,

Lia Bach’s collections are both couture and sturdy.


but who is also a regular guest at fashion shows such as the Vienna Petite Fashion Week. “When designing my collections, I draw inspiration from nature and artists such as Monet or Da Vinci,”she explains. As a result, she creates playful, fairy tale clothes that are the trademark of Lia Bach.

A sporty dirndl for girls.

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With more than 140 designs, the online-shop will help you create a personalised present to help make someone feel special this Christmas. Choose from personalised plates, lunch boxes, water bottles, bibs and aprons to create a unique gift.

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