A Guide to Berlin Fashion: Menswear

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Sadak / Hien Le

Berlin has found its place in the global fashion circus. Not in the realm of the big four yet (New York, Paris, Mailand, London), but has made a name of itself for crazy, edgy and experimental fashion designs. No matter where, with fashion the focus mostly lies on women (for a change). However, especially Berlin offers some fine designers showcasing that there is more to menswear than pants and a T-shirt. And, that Berlin can do more than all-black-everything. Here is a collection of our favorite brands making the men of the capital look good.

A.D.Deertz

Wibke Deertz and her label A.D.Deertz are somehow a man’s best friend. She creates looks that are casual, masculine and down-to-earth and that pretty much suit every type and generation of guy. Perfectly tailored, with colors that range from subtle and earthy tones to the occasional expressive pattern, she definitely knows how to make a man feel comfortable in his clothes. Her label is one of the oldest ones in our list and her shop on Torstraße is always worth a visit.

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Aurelia Paumelle

With her designs Aurelia Paumelle seeks to produce a variety of clothes that are ready-to-wear at any occasion. She decided not to constrict herself in what the fashion worlds dictates but what her customers want and need. The result are minimal, edgy and stylish collections with individual, practical and thought-through pieces.

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Esther Perbandt

A true Berlin girl, Esther Perbandt has been an integral part of the capital’s fashion world for years. Her collections are adrogynous and simultaneously sexy, athletic but also elegant. She designs for personalities looking for a strong appearance through unexpected silhouettes and interesting fabrics.

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Franziska Michael

Since 2009 Franziska Michael‘s label stands for bold prints, contrasted with geometrical silhouettes and dynamic fabric choices. While most designers in this list decide to stay monochromatic, Franziska’s collections go for a bordeaux suit, bright blue harem pants or a “Sendung mit der Maus” print on an oversized short-sleeve shirt with Tarzan-panties attached. We are all in for unexpected, quirky and colorful fashion moves with Miss Michael.

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GmbH

Somewhere between 90′s rave and sport aesthetics, interesting, modern silhouettes, bold fabric choices and an editorial appeal, GmbH emerged not yet two years ago when founders Serhat Isik and Benjamin Alexander Husebyon met on Berlin’s infamous dance floors. In its short history the brand is literally already going places, showcasing their latest collection not in its home Berlin but in Fashion Capital Paris.

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Hermione Flynn

Fusing artistic concept and wearabilty, Hermione Flynn‘s designs are unique pieces, completely unisex, always challenging our fashion habits with unprecedented shapes and forms. Her collections incorporate a variety of garments from more ready-to-wear jumpsuits, to oversized coats or see-through dresses that could easily be worn on a “Sunday”, if you know what that means.

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Hien Le

A regular at the Berlin Fashion Week for years, Hien Le‘s collections recurrently appear fresh and just ready-to-wear. Not going for the aggressive tones as other collections, his color pallettes are more toned down. The results have a sophisticated ease. Casual, yet elegent clothes that we picture ourselves in strolling down Kastanienallee while casually having some ice cream.

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IVANMAN

IVANMAN‘s collections have mesmerized us with intense colors season after season. Deep purple, bright pink or indigo blue, the collections did not shy away from striking color choices. Yet, IVANMAN’s clothes never look too colorful or over the top. The brand stands for sleek, elegant and exceptionally well tailored designs.

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Nathini van der Meer

Nathini van der Meer defines her collections as non-seasonal and non-conformist to the gender binary. And we agree, no matter man or woman, her collections show dramatic, colorful and unique pieces that have true showstopper potential.

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Sadak

SADAK stands for innovative fashion that is inspired by variety of elements. He works with modern materials and creates interesting shapes and proportions, swifting from ready-to-wear, to nightlife fashion and editorial. His collections underline that men in Berlin can wear anything: From PVC fabric, to see-through shirts and light, assymetrcial dresses.

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Sissi Götze

Sissi Götze‘s designs clothes for mature, modern men looking for elegent and minimalistic, yet classical clothes. Her collections of shirts, pants and jackets have a casual and athletic chic. High wasted shorts, slim bomber jackets or oversized coats, her perfect fit, interesting detailing and wise choice in color make her clothes impeccable.

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UY

UY stands for all-black-everything. That is undeniable. It is the one brand embodying modern Berlin fashion that is also always ready for “church”. UY’s collections are completely unisex, the label does an amazing job at creating silhouettes that do not conform to gender expectations. But, their pieces still look aesthetically pleasing on a variety of human bodies in all shapes and sizes. Any man looking for a beautiful skirt or dress to share with his girlfriend should take a closer look at UY’s collection.

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William Fan

For three years Willian Fan has been showing at Berlin Fashion Week now. His collections always show a great sense of variety. Classic pieces like suits, or bomber jackets get a modern touch with genderless shapes and fits, combined with bold color and beautiful print choices.

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What other Berlin designer who do menswear do you know and like? Let us know in the comments below.

Andy by Andy
on July 12th, 2017
updated on October 12th, 2017
in Fashion
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