photos: Mercedes-Benz Fashion & Peek&Cloppenburg
In my eyes this Fashion Week edition was outstanding. Throughout the week I took a look at most of the Spring/Summer 2015 menswear collections presented during Berlin Fashion Week, picked my 10 favourite collections and rounded up two of the best looks from each. All the looks seemed very accessible to me with a high wearibility factor and a strong sporty vibe. Even though designers played with different fabrics, shapes and designs, it is quite easy to identify a few strong trends for next summer. Overall the creations were very relaxed and in neutral colors white, black and grey and just the occasional pop of bright colours in the different shades of blue and red. Check out the key pieces from Berlin Fashion Week’s strongest menswear collections and start looking for inspiration for new outfits after the jump!
photo: August Schram – MeTube
Listen up folks: The Berlin Music Video Awards goes down tonight and it’s going to be a tight race! After the huge success of the 2013 edition, Dailymotion has teamed up with one of Berlin’s experimental playground for artists, Platoon Kunsthalle, to put on again a networking spectacle that highlights filmmakers and the art behind music videos. More about it after the jump.
photos: Trevor Good
We all know it, Berlin has always been at the forefront of ideas and creativity when it comes to music and art, but I’m surely not alone believing that it’s about time for fashion design to steal the spotlight. Let us start taking the center stage today with some words about the brilliant Berlin-based emerging designer-duo Ade Velkon. This last April I had the chance to see their third mini retail collection exhibited in a Kreuzberg gallery before its official debut this coming summer 2015, and the overall concept truly captivated me. It’s a very ambitious collection, a mixture of sleek contemporary tailoring and sportswear inspired basics which comes in two neutral colours. It’s definitely a very wearable collection with incredible fabrics and relaxed fitting garments from silky dresses to basketball shorts. ‘Simple and in the details’, that’s what you get from taking a peek at the designs in the lookbook or at the intimate fashion film that accompanies the collection. Yes, I do like it a lot, and yes, I am really looking forward to seeing it out and about on the Berlin streets. Enjoy some promising Berlin talent and get your creative juices flowing with Ade Velkon‘s edgy style after the jump!
In today’s Cinéma de Mode we have the prelude to artist Gabriel Shalom‘s new project Faces of N., an incredible video which questions the multiplicity of identity and the way clothes express our different personalities. The two-minute prelude portrays Nicole Roscher from the fashion label Von Bardonitz in her personal wardrobe dressing in front of a three-paneled mirror, which reflects a visual counterpoint of images of the different outfits. The video is an introduction to a new live audio-visual performance premiering this spring in Berlin. Check it out after the jump!
Today, our Cinéma de Mode brings to you the first ever & Other Stories‘s fashion film, Rendez-vous & Other Stories, a humoristic and fun short directed by Los-Angeles based filmmaker Wendy McColm. The film is a satirical story which confronts the cliché portrayal of female characters within the fashion genre by capturing the tormented soul of self-indulgent bohemian French actress and blogger Jeanne Damas who cannot decide which clothes from the & Other Stories’ summer collection to wear. Enjoy the playful film after the jump!
Winter holidays in the snow are just not my cup of tea. You won’t find me skiing in Hovden or spending a week in Kitzbühel any time soon. That’s probably because every memory I have of being in the snow consists of having flights cancelled, wet feet, or falling on my butt. But that’s fine, luckily there’s plenty of opportunity to indulge in a short holiday for slothful people like me. For example, I’m perfectly content with taking a city break to look around museums. That’s what I actually did a bunch of weeks ago; I packed my bag, took a flight to the fascinating Turkish city Istanbul and had the time of my life. Read why and how after the jump!
In the latest episode of our Cinéma de Mode we have the interactive, motion-touch short film Mine directed by Tell No One and commissioned by Nowness. The two-minute magical fashion film stars five contemporary dancers from London’s Sadler’s Wells Theater engaging in a beautiful choreography by Paolo Mangiola. As the film progresses, Spring/Summer designer pieces are introduced, shifting from body to body in an elegant game of chase. Enjoy the fascinating short after the jump!
In today’s Cinéma de Mode we have the latest episode of i-D Magazine‘s series More Than a Model, which stars 17-year-old sporty schoolgirl and supermodel Rosie Tapner in the beautiful Berkshire countryside. The brilliant film directed by French collective AB/CD/CD and styled by Julia Sarr-Jamois, shows an extremely skilled Rosie playing Lacross in a Neil Barrett jumper, sprinting after the ball in a Nike look, hopping onto her horse in Gucci jodhpurs, and finally sitting down for tea in a Chanel twinset. Enjoy her sporting prowess in the i-D tutorial after the jump!
In the latest episode of our Cinema de Mode we have the beautiful 6-minute fashion short Awake, by the Berlin Fashion Film Festival Award-winner Martin Monk, in collaboration with Berlin-based designer Hien Le & Interview Magazine. Awake is an aesthetic exploration of dream and reality, telling the story of a couple that has yet to be found. Highlight of the film is Hien Le’s stunning FW 2014 collection, with its classic and simple cuts inspired by modern architectural silhouettes. Enjoy the film after the jump.
Get ready for Berlin Fashion Week with the new episode of our Cinéma de Mode: the playful fashion film ABC of Fashion by British magazine i-D in collaboration with music video director Harrys and music sensation Toro Y Moy. The video spells the letters of the alphabet pairing a new look from all the major designers with an item from each letter that represent the various current trends in fashion. Revise your fashion knowledge and enjoy the A-B-C rundown after the jump!