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Baroque, playful and figure-hugging – the new Pompöös collection. Photos: Karin Plum

Press release July 2020

Cooperation between Geilenkirchen designer Karin Plum and Harald Glööckler

Fashion label Rosengarn launches Pompöös collection

Latex fashion has an air of extravagance about it, as the material is still considered outlandish by most people. And the latest collection from the Prummerner studio for latex fashion, Rosengarn, emphasizes the special nature of the latex look, as it was created in collaboration with designer Harald Glööckler and his label “Pompöös”. “I was delighted to receive Harald Glööckler’s call,” says Rosengarn owner and designer Karin Plum. “It’s another sign that latex has arrived in the high-end fashion sector. Back in 2013, Oscar de la Renta, who was already 80 at the time, presented a latex collection that was as elegant as it was wearable. In February at this year’s Paris Fashion Show, Saint Laurent also showed latex fashion suitable for everyday wear and since the Kardashians have been wearing it, latex has been on trend. More and more fashionistas now have a latex model in their wardrobe, because it always attracts attention.” Harald Glööckler also makes skillful use of the material. As with the Ös, Glööckler’s designs can always be a little more sophisticated, but here the smooth, supple latex counterbalances the baroque cuts, and although the pieces are anything but everyday, they are also pretty cool – Marie-Antoinette goes Grease. The models in the collection will be offered in black, red and gold, mostly in shiny latex, but some items will also be available in matt latex, textured latex or marbled latex.

From grand entrance to everyday wear

Anyone familiar with Karin Plum’s Prummerner Atelier will know that, in addition to sophisticated jackets and dresses for the grand entrance, there is also street style latex clothing for men, such as matt latex jeans, latex shirts and latex cargo pants. This wide range is important to the unpretentious Karin Plum and all latex fans, because although they are fashion-conscious, they do not lose sight of the practical aspects. The eco-balance of the vegan natural material is also impressive. With ‘Pompöös by Rosengarn by Harald Glööckler’, as the new collection is called in order to do justice to everyone involved, the exclusive end of the range has now been catered for once again – after all, fashion tends to become more opulent in times of crisis. On the one hand, the collection reflects Karin Plum’s impressive skills – just take a look at the detailed baroque evening dresses with playful ruffles or flouncy tops à la Olivia Newton-John in ‘Grease’. On the other hand, Plum’s sense of wearability has been incorporated, as classic costumes and leggings are also part of the collection.

Photo shoot in Harald Glööckler’s castle garden. Photo: Karin Plum

Luxury made from latex

“I generally make a lot to measure and can realize almost any idea with latex,” explains Karin Plum. Her own designs are full of small effects that naturally make a big difference. It was important to Harald Glööckler that the collection looked high-quality and exuded luxury. But even he started from a practical point of view: Latex is washable and disinfectable, an absolute plus in coronavirus times.