We are used to looking at adolescent bodies in designer clothes that were put on them by adult stylists and fashion editors.
I was interested in teenagers fashion choices in 2022 and their thought process behind dressing themselves.
'Somewhere in Germany'
artist: Annika Weertz
models: Asal, Laura, Milan, Matin, Lola & Zoe
instagram / website
Up to the early stages of puberty, I was fascinated by the appearance of Victoria Secret Models. Unfortunately, as a girl living in Iran, I could never express this on the outside. Fashion and design did not play a huge role in my life until I turned 16. Then something changed and my clothes and style became majorly important to me. I dress differently every day depending on my mood — so my style changes every few months, and it is my dream to attend a fashion and design school.
When I was 12, I was greatly influenced by mainstream trends.Two years later, I became very interested in more extraordinary items and managed to get my first designer piece. Currently, I just wear what I like and that can either be Rick Owens clothes, a pair of torn jeans from my friends or pieces from my mum’s wardrobe.
Ever since I can remember, I have leaned towards a rather “masculine“ style, simply because it appeals to me and offers comfortableness in many ways. To me, these are the two most important things when it comes to clothes.
From early on, I knew that I did not really like the way other people dressed and that I preferred my own choices. I make a lot of clothes by myself or alter them, so they will fit me how I want them to fit. I like change and I hate wearing the same outfit for two days in a row or having the same hairstyle for too long.
I was born in Teheran and grew up there until I was 12. For my family, fashion and brands never played an important role, the focus was on looking tidy and chic. I wanted to learn how to sew, but lessons were for women and girls only. When it comes to my way of dressing now, it is very important to me to create harmony between colours and fabrics. The colours I wear describe my emotions, and clothes have no gender.
Conscious dressing started relatively early for me, but I am probably still developing my own style. I used to dress very much according to trends because I was very afraid of what others would think of me. Now, fortunately, I do not attach so much importance to it.