photos: Mercedes-Benz Fashion
Berlin Fashion Week has passed by once again, and this bi-annual style extravaganza brought us lots to look forward to with the amazing Autumn/Winter 2015/16 Womenswear collections presented. Featuring an interesting line-up of local and international designers, this Fashion Week focused on providing a platform for lesser known talents and up-and-coming contemporary brands. Fashion Week filled the city with stylish parties, impeccable street style, and of course, fashion shows that set the bar pretty high for the years to come. We reviewed the Womenswear collections and gathered the 8 that caught our attention. Click on to see which designers made the cut!
Established in 2011 by Annelie Augustin and Odély Teboul, Augustin Teboul are known for their all-black, glam-goth aesthetic, which they kept true to at this season’s show. With lots of black leather, pleats, embroidery, wool and knits, they showed their collection at Kronprinzenpalais with a runway show performed on two sets of stairs, and a photo exhibition of creative personalities who represent the label, wearing pieces from their Autumn/Winter 2015/16 line.
Inspired by Berlin’s art scene, Esther Perbandt showed off more of the androgynous, minimalistic designs she is known for, with an unforgettable runway show – after more than 10 years her first at the official Mercedes-Benz tent. Models drew with chalk, on themselves and the runway, there was dancing and bare feet, and an impressive collection of hats in various shapes and sizes.
Marina, who has worked as an apprentice for Alexander Mcqueen, brought a luxurious and subtly sexy collection to the runway. With lots of carefully crafted sculptural leather and buckled details in soft hues, Marina Hoermanseder may have been established in 2013 but she has already gained international recognition as a label to look out for.
Starting out as a T-shirt label, the Stockholm duo of Petter Hollström and Gorjan Lauseger have since expanded into high fashion with their range of clothing that plays with attention-grabbing minimalist colours. This season saw them showcasing a gender defying range comprising of monochrome and earth toned outwear worn over contrasting sheer whites and black shift dresses.
Utilizing a soft colour palette that made bold statements, German designer Hien Le stayed true to his combination of elegant purism in flowing shapes and subtle details. With pieces that emphasized the beauty of a body without baring a lot of skin, Le’s collection is perfect for those who appreciate refinement, and understated value.
Since being established just three years ago, this young designer is definitely one to watch. With this collection that revolutionizes business attire, Timm Süssbrich made bold statements with soft tones, mixing metallic with contrasting colours and textures and bringing long skirts, shorts and pants to his lusciously feminine line.
Bringing a big splash of colour, texture and print to this season’s womenswear, Thomas Hanisch’s Autumn/Winter 2015/16 collection was inspired by both baroque military uniforms and recent experiments on twins, with Genome sequencing and analysis of the genetic code, I was intrigued by his collection before even catching a glimpse of it. The runway show didn’t disappoint either—this time, Hanisch brought a mix of body-hugging silhouettes in a variety of materials including faux fur, latex, leather, wool, plastic and lace.
Studio 30PH is the project of a collective of HTW Bachelor and Master fashion design and clothing technology students, who brought out a collection of sustainable cotton through authentic design and an environmentally conscious use of resources. Their latest collection goes to show that the fashion industry doesn’t need to neglect trends and aesthetics, using high quality organic materials produced exclusively in Germany to craft a range of beautifully sculpted whites, each outfit complete with comfortable footwear!