A name well-known in the Hamburg scene
Tailoring and Fashion Design
Her ardent desire to portray the beautiful side of life led to her decision later in life to take up fashion designer professionally and to become a master tailor. Parallel to her university studies Karin trained as a seamstress. After passing her exams with flying colours she worked in the studios of a northern German Haute Couture establishment and within a
short space of time was responsible for arranging both fashion shows and the engagement of substitutes. And so it happened that in the pursuit of yet more experience Karin moved to the liberal and exciting city of Hamburg. Under her own label, sahne-schnitte, Karin was able to make the most individual of fashion dreams of her customers become reality.
The final step towards schwesternzeit
By the end of 2013 more and more crossdressers were appreciating Karin’s high quality and workmanship. The idea of providing a Crossdresser and Transgender service in the cultural metropolis began to take shape. Finding such a good partner as absolutely Special Trade convinced Karin that the decision to open a Crossdresser and Transgender service in Hamburg could work. Since that time Karin and schwesternzeit are visited daily by satisfied clients from all over Germany and Europe – even some from further afield – helping them to live their own personal motto „it is better to live in an unusual way“. This led to further enrichment… In 2019 Karin did her training at Walschlösschen Göttingen, the onliest training academy in Germany in this field for systemic counselling in the LGBT* area. In 2020, certification for trans-counselling under the auspices of the BVT* was added.
Our horizon is constantly expanding!