Desiree Heiss & Ines Kaag
1995 Desirï¿½e Heiss & Ines Kaag founded their own brand together called ï¿½BLESSï¿½. They presented ï¿½BLESSï¿½ on posters placed in the cities Vienna and Berlin.
Bless came to fame in the winter of 97/98, when the models of a Martin Margiela fashion show wore Bless wigs made out of fur. Heralded as one of fashions most innovative designers, the Paris and Berlin-based duo (Desiree Heiss and Ines Kaag) quickly refused to capitalize on one milieu. Constantly investigating the boundaries of style, Bless slides from fashion to beauty, interior decoration to art exhibition, collaboration with other brands to stylized advertising.
Their production, which sits on the fine line between art object and design, high function and high fashion, is always unique and marked by the recycling and adaptation of unexpected items put to use in a totally new way.