Women with significant facial hair, long fisting-gloves and black sneakers opened this morning the official Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. The worn clothes were a little less provocative, apart from the girl with the big black sweater who had forgotten her bra. Somehow, most visitors looked tired and could not really deal with the many disco balls and the music. There were, however, no strange celebrities around and the paparazzis had the chance to have a long and relaxing breakfast. I would have recommended the design teamof A . F. Vandervorst to leave the sneaker fetish to their private activities, but found most of the looks and especially the leatherpieces very appealing. A quiet but good start to an interesting show- week.