Technically this edition of Berlin Goods should be called Potsdam Goods because the streetwear label Rotholz is from the pretty neighboring city with the beautiful castle Sanssouci. But since it’s only half an hour S-Bahn ride away it kind of feels like yet another district of Berlin, so I decided to feature it in our series after all.
Rotholz has been founded in 2005 by Moritz Baur. The label started with unique T-shirts that were hand-printed with carved woodplates, an old printing technique from Japan. Over the years they added different lines to their collection including artistic graphic prints, collages and a reduced line without any prints. Their products use a lot of organic, fair traded materials and the production is done in collaboration with social institutions which makes Rotholz a full-on sustainable label which we think is really great! Check out their cool new collection after the jump and have a look at some of their iconic pieces from previous collections in their webshop.
This coming Sunday we can all do something for a good cause by doing what we are going to do this month anyway: Shopping! It’s Christmas and all of your friends and family are in need of a present. But imagine with your shopping you would automatically help the victims of the catastrophy in the Philippines or save a homeless person in Berlin from freeze to death in the cold Winter.
Yes, this is not a theory: If you shop at the Charity Fleamarket that takes place on Sunday December 8th at Where is Jesus at Wrangelstr. 57 ALL of your money spent will be donated to the Kälte Nothilfe and to an first aid organization in the Philippines. This is organized by a group of girls who all volunteer to gather and sell donated products for this event and 100% of the proceeds will be used for charity. A lot of agencies, labels and people (including myself) have donated vintage fashion and brand new products for the market. So there is something for everyone! Go and shop from 12-19h. The flyer with more details and a video from last year’s Charity Fleamarket after the jump.
Last Friday the second Live Networking for Fashion & Art event brought media, designers, creatives and fashion professionals together in one colorful evening program full of fashion shows and other specials. I couldn’t go to the first one that took place a few months ago, but I was really happy that I made it to the second one.
I thought that all elements came together quite nicely. The fashion shows, the booths of jewellery and accessory labels, the hair styling and nail art, the concert of Ofrin and of course the Crush party afterwards. I really liked the presentations of Ivan Man and JULIAANDBEN who showed parts of their amazing Spring/Summer 2014 collections. A surprise highlight was the collection of the young label Izzy and a crow. The theme of the collection was Donnie Darko, a film that I really love, and now I love the amazing Donnie Darko prints on the sweaters, backpacks and pants. This label could very well be the next Julian Zigerli.
Some impressions of the event after the jump.
photos: Damien Vignaux / Elroy
Tomorrow the second Live Networking for Fashion & Art event will take place in Berlin at Platoon Kunsthalle presenting the designers JULIAANDBEN, Ivan Man, Twisted Talents, Dandie Zimmermanm, Isabel Stasinski, Appollo Krieg, Perlensäue and Marina Ballerina. When I researched all of these designers I was pleasantly surprised because except for the first two I didnt know any of them and almost all of them are really cool. So I’m extra excited for tomorrows shows. Apart from the shows there will also be some extra goodies, such as nail art by The Shit Shop, a photobooth by Canon, hair styling by Persona Non Grata, and art by Paul Vogeler.
To get you in the mood I want to show you the new Spring/Summer 2014 collection of one of my favorite labels from Berlin: JULIAANDBEN. This might very well be the best collection that designer Julia Heuse has ever done. She came up with some really great new pieces while still maintaining her iconic artsy and grungey style. The collection is very versatile with a good mix of very wearable and clean pieces and some outstanding eyecatchers. I love it! More of it after the jump.
The Italian Toilet Paper Magazine is probably one of the most iconic publications in terms of artistic graphic design and photography. No wonder we featured it here on the blog before. With their quirky and weird collages they strike a very special sense of humor that is quite unique in the world of magazines. Earlier this year they revealed a special collaboration with Italian fashion brand MSGM that had us even more excited. They picked some of their most famous artworks and put them on sweaters and T-shirts. The limited edition capsule collection is really quite something and only very few retailers will carry it. Luckily the Voo Store in Berlin is one of them. They are available in their shop at Oranienstr. 24 in Kreuzberg now and in their webshop. Have a look at the amazing pieces after the jump.
“Aesthetics of Decay; Design for Dying Electronics” by Disney Nasa Borg, 2013
The Cyberfest is one of the biggest festivals for technology-based art in Europe and while it has been taking place in St. Petersburg in the past years it will now have its premiere here in Berlin at The WYE starting next Wednesday with an opening reception and party hosted by I HEART BERLIN.
This year’s edition titled Time & Place will feature the work of over 100 artists in the fields of sound, video and performance art with screenings, concerts and exhibition spread out in a program running from Wednesday til Sunday (Nov 13-17, 2013) in the different floors of The WYE, the cultural, artistic and intellectual hub in the heart of Kreuzberg at the old post office building at Skalitzer Str. 86. Additional events will also take place at Platoon Kunsthalle at Schönhauser Alle in Mitte. You can take a closer look at the program here and join the Facebook event here. The whole event is free of entrance. Make sure to come by the vernissage on Wednesday from 20-23:30h and the after party at the Privatclub next door of The WYE starting at midnight with DJ sets by Hubie Davison and Jaan Ugrinsky. Some more impressions and details after the jump.
The famous Blitz party belongs to the very few that we have covered quite extensively and from the very beginning. When it started 3 years ago it filled a gap in the Berlin nightlife and I am grateful for it. It became the party to dress up for and look your most spectacular – especially my camera loves that! This Friday one of my favorite parties in Berlin is celebrating its 3rd anniversary and – sadly – also its final dance. This is going to be the very last Blitz party and it will take place at Cookies. It was an amazing run with great parties and I am happy I was somehow part of it. A big thank you to the makers behind it for some wonderful nights on the dancefloor. After the jump I collected my favorite photos from all the Blitz party that I attended to. And we are giving away 2×2 guestlist spots. Read on for more info and photos.
After I missed the last 3 edition I finally made to the SXX SELLS party that is run by my fellow bloggers Laura, Dustin, Mauri, Basti & Marc, Jan and their friends Candida and Matthias. It was the Mean Girls Halloween Edition and it was quite the party! To be honest I haven’t seen a party with such a beautiful crowd and as fun as this in quite a few years (except for our own events of course…) and I was happy to be there and take photos. If you enjoy the latest pop music and are not too cool to publicly dance to it, than this is your place! Enjoy my impression on 3 pages after the jump and next time let’s all be Mary Jane Holland on the dance floor.
On Saturday Yeni Raki invited to the Spirit of Istanbul festival to celebrate modern Turkish culture in our city. They invited a lot of Turkish-run local businesses to host a booth in their mordern bazaar, including celebrated fashion labels Issever Bahri and Ina Seifart, as well as Mvschi Kreuzberg. On the food side they had delicious vegitarian food by Knofi, sweets by Chocolateria Sünde, several street food stands and a big live cooking booth. On the stage they presented a diverse program of oriental and contemporary dance, live music, DJs and performances. Enjoy my impressions after the jump.
With the final photo set of our House of Haunted Hearts Halloween event we want to show you the impressions of the costume workshop with the sweet guys from Dodo Magazine. They came up with really clever and cute monster costumes and it was really a pleasure for me to see our and their readers come together to get crafty. That’s a new one even for us! Here are some before&after GIFs from the participants. Thanks a lot to the make-up team of Jenna Smith, as well as to Glacéau vitaminwater and Michelberger’s Fountain of Youth for the refreshments! If you haven’t seen them, don’t miss the photo sets of the haunted house, the party and the haunted porn booth. The workshop photos after the jump!