Inside the ring, WBA/WBC female welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus usually wears a white skirt. Outside the ring, the First Lady now presented a special collection featuring motives of the famous Berlin Wall. Designer Daniel Rodan has created a new collection called “Mauerkleider” (“Wall-Clothes”) to honour the 20th anniversary of the fall of the wall.
Together with his colleagues, Rodan transferred paintings of the East Side Gallery into fashion. The Berlin Wall East Side Gallery is a 1.3-km-long section of the wall near the centre of Berlin. More than 100 paintings by artists from all over the world cover this memorial for freedom and make it the largest open air gallery in the world. Celebrities such as German singer Udo Lindenberg, former Wimbledon champion Michael Stich and Cecilia Braekhus will present the collection over the next couple of months. The First Lady wore a leather vest with special freedom motives when the collection was unveiled in Berlin´s famous Hotel Adlon, which is right on the former death strip.
After November 9 – the day the wall came down – the clothes will be auctioned off. “It is something very special to wear history on your own body,” Braekhus said. “I have been living in Berlin for more than a year now and of course I have studied the city´s history carefully. I really love Berlin and I cannot imagine it used to be separated by a wall.”