Bless refers to a design label which was founded in 1997 by Desiree Heiss and Ines Kaag. Paris-based Austrian Desiree Heiss studied at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and liv es in Paris, while Berlin-based German Ines Kaag graduated from the Academy of Art and Design in Hannover. Bless is known for its highly conceptual creations, which combine fashion and product design. The company is an ongoing artistic collaboration with few analogues, producing fashion, design objects, accessories, and one off projects according to its own interests and whims.
The Bless themes include loose, but wearable silhouettes, mostly neutral colors and sometimes conceptual or experimental patterns.

Website: http://www.bless-service.de

* After meeting as students, Desiree Heiss and Ines Kaag founded Bless in 1995.
* The company is an ongoing artistic collaboration with few analogues, producing fashion, design objects, accessories, and one off projects according to its own interests and whims.
* Each Bless edition is given a number and a name.
* The Bless aesthetic, if avant-garde, is humbly so. Themes include loose, but wearable silhouettes, mostly neutral colors and sometimes conceptual or experimental patterns.

Elsewhere

* Interview with Heiss and Kaag, Milkshake Chocolate Mag, Summer 2007
* Interview with Bless, Blend Magazine, 2008
* Feature on Bless retrospective book "Bless: Celebrating 10 Years of Themelessness", Jargol, August 2008
List of books: Bless