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Global Designer Spotlight: Berlin


Kyss Major wearing Rodan

Kyss Major wearing Rodan


This daring leather couturier presents an unrivalled bold and provocative vibe. 


By: Triston

Berlin, Germany


Leather lovers that don’t know about Daniel Rodan’s designs can now consider themselves formally introduced. Known as a leather designer to the stars, his clothes have been featured on Tina Turner, David Hasselholf, and songstress Kyss Major to name a few. Rodan is a familiar name on the international scene, especially in Europe, where he is known for his work with barbed wire as an accessory. Rodan not only works with the elite internationally, he is known in Berlin as the go-to stylist for indie stars as well.




Kyss Major wearing Rodan

Kyss Major wearing Rodan


Daring, bold, outrageous, provocative…these are just some of the adjectives used to describe his clothes. Haute couture leather that is designed for a variety of settings, from weddings to movie sets, Rodan is not afraid to venture where other designers have yet to go. His collections have been known to include elk, an assortment of reptiles, kangaroo, crocodile or even fish leather.


Rodan’s designs also encompass experimental, one of a kind ensembles that incorporate other materials like plastic and metal to create memorable pieces. It is his unique approach to fashion that has set him apart from his contemporaries and continues to be one of the primary reasons for his breakthrough success season after season. If you cannot get to the world famous Kurfürstendamm in Berlin to experience his studio in person, Rodan’s designs are also available through his website.


Model: Kyss Major

Photography and additional reporting by Boris &  A. Neff King

*Triston is a jet-set performance artist, writer and novelist, living between Istanbul and Berlin. You can check out his thoughts at http://www.myspace.com/triston.

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