Andreas and Kostas Murkudis Meet Schiesser
Andreas Murkudis is yet another can't miss Berlin standby tucked in a courtyard in the Mitte district. It carries high-design objects and clothes and is one of the few places in the world to carry former Helmut Lang designer Kostas Murkudis' clothes (the two Murkudises are brothers). The shirt pictured here is a standout in the Fall men's line, a long-sleeved cotton piece lined with either grey or pink paint in the shape of a v-neck tee, subtly poking fun at the classic design and adding a unique minimalist accent to an otherwise plain garment. Other highlights include a three-year old unisex line called Haltbar that incorporates durable work wear fabrics with contemporary styles.
The latest venture, AM3, a storefront that opened last December on the same block as the original stores, features the famed Schiesser line of underwear that's known for it's old-school styling and soft mercerized cotton. The 130-year old label still packages it's goods in boxes, but has updated styles in recent years and will make the luxury leap this December when a line designed by Kostas hits stores in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, and Milan.