DOROTHEE SCHUMACHER - Unconventional Women - Portrait Esther Heesch
Ingeborg HoIm, little blonde Inge, the daughter of Dr. Holm, who lived on Market Square near the tall old Gothic fountain with its manifold spires - it was she who Tonio Kröger loved when he was sixteen years old.
Thomas Mann / Tonio Kröger
Had Thomas Mann lived one hundred years later, however, these besotted lines from his autobiographical masterpiece Tonio Kröger would have been different - the name would now be Esther rather than Inge. Esther Heesch is also a native of Lübeck and the daughter of a doctor, enchanting, and with a fine, narrow face ... though at the age of sixteen it was not just her classmates who Esther held under her spell but the entire international fashion world.
The major labels are at her feet, across the globe her smile adorns the front pages of the hottest fashion magazines and Dorothee Schumacher has also been by Esther's side since the start of her fairytale career. So is her success down to her picture-perfect looks? No, they aren't the only reason. I looked her in the eye and intuitively sensed the look of a strong, unconventional young woman, recalls Dorothee. She fills my looks with her own single-minded, ambitious personality.
And whilst today's young Hanseatics continue to yearn, Esther will be presenting Dorothee Schumacher's Spring/Summer 2016 Collection this week in Berlin. Esther Heesch, an unconventional schoolgirl from Germany's far north who was discovered in 2011 whilst strolling through central Hamburg and has since conquered the world.
Author: Sven Waskönig
1) What makes you laugh?
My younger brother
2) When you grow old, what stories will you tell your grandchildren?
Stories with happy endings
3) Bist du ein "Berliner"? How do you feel about the city?
My grandpa ist ein Berliner and I also like the city a lot. I'm glad to be here for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin.
4) What will people know about you, after having worked together for a while?
I'm a team player.
5) Your favorite song?
I love remixes by Felix Jaehn!