Phoebe Heess is a futuristic fashion designer from Germany who launched her eponymous label after working for notable companies in fashion from Adidas to House of Holland. This variety of experience is prevalent throughout her collection, called Dark Matter, for Autumn Winter 2015. The pieces take the idea of athleisure to an entirely new level, almost as if they would be worn by an alien civilisation who loved sweatshirts and leggings. We also love that Phoebe has strived to produce her collections using solely the colour black. She proves through the use of shape, texture and variety of fabrics that an all black wardrobe can be interesting. Phoebe Heess is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to produce a fabric more black than the blackest black.
In addition to the futuristic designs, we also appreciate the ethical approach Phoebe Heess takes to fashion. While she says that she believes her label to be "more NASA than Greenpeace" she does take into account the impact fashion has on the environment. She uses Bluedesign, a Switzerland-based organization which provides independent auditing of textile mills, examining manufacturing processes from raw materials and energy inputs to water and air emissions outputs. As well, Phoebe Heess only uses leather which is certified by SG which certifies leather which does not contain carcinogens or allergenic dies and are not allowed to surpass the critical value of pesticides for foods.