A Review of Designer Scouts

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photos by Katja Hentschel

Last Thursday we successfully had our second .HBC Couture: Designer Scouts event during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin. For some reason this time it was way more stressful and hectic for us compared to our first event in January, but still worth every minute. It was a challenge to meet the standards we set last time, but I think we managed really well and I’m proud of our team and all of the designers. The reactions of the press and bloggers are getting too many by now to fully list them here, so I’ll refer you to our clippings at this point. It’s really interesting and helpful for us to read what they liked and didn’t like.

I am still a bit in a daze about everything especially since the heat is sucking all my brain energy away from me. So I leave you with the impressions of the event made (for the most part) by Katja. There is also a video by BerlinFashion.TV with the collections of Esther Perbandt and George Bezhanishvili as well as my personal favorites of all the collections.

Backstage

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Video (Esther Perbandt, George Bezhanishvili)


BerlinFashion.TV

Runway

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Best of Designer Scouts 2

Best of Designer Scouts 2

photos by Katja Hentschel

The menswear collection of young designer George Bezhanishvili from Vienna was my personal favorite. Maybe because he was the most avant-gardistic one with his collection of unique pieces that could easily pass as the outfits of kings in modern fairytales. Or maybe because it was the one menswear-only collection we had in the show this time.

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Best of Designer Scouts 2

photos by Katja Hentschel

Esther Perbandt was probably the most anticipated designer in our line-up as she has made quite a name for herself in the avant-garde fashion scene in Berlin. She was both praised and critized for her idea to use wooden cut-out high heels tied to the feet instead of real ones. But apart from that her collection was once again great, creative and totally Esther.

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Best of Designer Scouts 2

photos by Rainer Kurzeder

Moga E Mago presented the most daring collection of the evening. Their leather accessories were accentuated with white goat hair that looked especially cool on our albino model Shaun Ross who we were very happy to have on the show.

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Best of Designer Scouts 2

Adddress – photos by Katja Hentschel

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Best of Designer Scouts 2

Blame – photos by Katja Hentschel

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Elleven – photos by Rainer Kurzeder

Many female guests of the evening I talked to were fans of the very wearable collections of Adddress and newcomer Blame. New York based label Elleven was also more on the consumer-friendly side with its simplistic looks. I guess you just can’t go wrong with a pretty dress and some glittering hot pants and flower prints :-)

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Best of Designer Scouts 2

Manuela Baumgartner – photos by Katja Hentschel

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Mikenke – photo by Rainer Kurzeder

Startup designer Manuela Baumgartner showed a very clear range of dresses that to me are like the transition of her more avant-gardistic work as a student to a now sellable label of high end garments. Mikenke extended their collection of delicate accessories to a full collection with garments using mathematical shapes while still maintaining a very flowey and feminine look.

Christine Neder

photo by Kieran Behan

Last but not least is our young designer Christine Neder who presented her collection of voluptuous wool wigs in a performance between the show blocks.

Full collection photos over at:

www.designerscouts.com/press-photos

Frank by Frank
on July 13th, 2010
in Fashion
2 Comments »

2 Responses to “A Review of Designer Scouts”

  1. Lilies Says:

    Jetzt war ich schon ganz traurig, dass keiner meiner Perückenkollektion bemerkt hat aber wenigstens ist ja hier ein Bildchen ;)

  2. Ally Says:

    Das sieht doch alles echt toll aus! Ich bereue wirklich, nicht da gewesen zu sein und hoffe, dass es Designer Scouts auch nächste Saison wieder gibt und ich dann dabei sein kann. Ihr macht echt einen tollen Job da!