Today we have another part of The Berlin Experts series for you. We talked with the adorable couple behind one of the most inspiring Berlin blogs out there: the English expats James & Zoë from überlin. Established in 2010 as an online diary to record their Berlin years überlin has quickly grown into one of the most respectable online publications not only about all the cool things happening in Berlin, its fashion and music scene, but also about the challenging experiences of expats in the German capital. Enjoy their thoughts about Berlin and find out more about their work, after the jump.
Today we are launching a new format on the blog: The Fitting Room. This new series will give us the chance to do something we have actually done for quite a while, but never really took full advantage of: Meeting designers we like in their studio and trying on their amazing clothes. But from now on, whenever we will get the chance to do this, we will bring our camera and take pictures to present you their designs here on iHeartBerlin.
We’ll start with Sopopular today, a young Berlin-based menswear label run by designer Daniel Blechman who we visted a few weeks ago in his studio in Kreuzberg. The label is in its fourth year now and has created quite the buzz with their latest Autumn/Winter 2013/14 collection titled The Wild Ones which they presented in the Studio of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week back in January and earned great applause. For their campaign and fashion film they used some bad-boy-style tattooed models that really hit the nerve of the current fashion aesthetics. In their collection they made the smart move of combining current trends such as studs and crochet with their own unique signature silhouettes and fabric mixes. This way they created a look that is both commercially appealing while still maintaining a post-modern attitude. Enjoy the new Sopopular designs worn and photographed by Devid and me.
This week’s Cinéma de Mode brings to you the beautiful fashion film Girls on Bikes by Nehemias Colindres for the latest ready-to-wear collection of Berlin-based designer Antoniya Ivanova. The video showcases the perfect solution for fashionable Berliners riding their bicycle with this year’s peculiar weather patterns: A collection of stylish and unconventional raincoats that do not only let you look good on your bike but are also breathable, comfortable and suitable for every season. The fashion film reflects Ivanova’s elegance and simplicity, yet underlining the creativity and high quality work invested in every single piece. Enjoy some Berlin atmosphere and have a closer look at Ivanova’s beautiful rainwear collection after the jump.
In the new edition of The Berlin Experts we talk with Linda, a young Berliner whose Instagram lindaberlin has been among our absolut favourites since we started using the popular photo app. Besides being always exceptionally aesthetic, her photostream has attracted our attention especially for Linda’s ability to capture the essence of our city from a different perspective, constantly challenging stereotypical images and classical visions of the Berlin we all know. Enjoy what the Berlin-lover Linda has told us about the highlights of our city,and her special connection to it, after the jump.
For today’s Cinéma de Mode we want to show you the brand new powerful and passionate fashion film Kurze Pause by Berlin-based fashion stylist and film director Mudhar Al Khufash. Kurze Pause tells an intense and disturbing fashion tale through a highly sensitive combination of beauty images and emotional torments, which reflect Mudhar Al Khufash’s avant-garde visualization and artistic fantasy. Explore the clashes and diverse dimensions of Khufash’s latest black & white film, after the jump.
The fourth part of our interview serie The Berlin Experts puts the spotlights on the online magazine and event guide Don’t Panic Berlin represented by editor Indi Davies. Started off in 1999 as a free printed publication about arts and culture in the UK, Don’t Panic has hit the streets of Berlin a few years ago and since then it has been keeping us updated with all the latest arts, music, events, style and film news happening in our city and all around the world. Get an insight into Don’t Panic Berlin’s developments and its editor Indi Davies’ personal engagement with the city, after the jump.
Today’s Cinéma de Mode brings you a fashion film by Andrea Deanesi & Luke Glover for the current 2013 collection SPIINE of jewelry label Mies Nobis. Founded in 2011 by Berlin-based Australian designer Millicent Nobis, the unique jewelry brand has always distinguished itself for its statement pieces inspired by animalistic shapes such as horns, teeth and bones, reshaped into abstract forms. In her latest collection Millicent expresses once again her sculptural and structural style through the avantgardistic design and distinct character of every single piece, resulting in an amazing collection of headbands, necklaces, rings and cuffs, all made of Sterling Silver. Have a look at Mies Nobis’ refined reincarnations after the jump.
For the third interview of our series The Berlin Experts we talked with Arne Eberle, founder and director of fashion agency Arne Eberle Press+Sales and editor-in-chief of Œ Magazine. For many years Arne Eberle has been supporting talented German designers, believing in their creativity and presenting the most outstanding collections not only at Berlin Fashion Week, but also at international trade shows and events. Among the highlights of his accomplishments is definitely the Collect Showroom for contemporary fashion, the ultimate platform to promote the quality, skills and creativity of local designers. Enjoy Arne Eberle’s thoughts on Berlin and its ever-growing fashion scene after the jump.
In today’s Cinéma de Mode we present you the new Anne Gorke fashion film The Tale of the Two Bloody Marys directed by Michael Venus in collaboration with Curtisfilm. The movie had its Berlin premiere at the SKYY VODKA SWAP Season Opening with Designer Scouts and features award-winning actress Sandra Hüller and Emily Cox, as well as German actor Paul-Wolff-Plotegg. The second fashion film of the sustainable label tells the story of two sister spending their vacation at the family’s summer residence enjoying the liberation of doing nothing during endless cocktail hours. But when one falls in love with the romance of the other a bitter sweet tragedy begins which will trap the sisters in a time loop for over 40 years. Throughout the fashion film you can see the Spring/Summer 2013 collection Orangerie that stands out through clear lines and architectural forms, a mix of different organic fabrics, such as silk, cotton and for the first time also leather. Enjoy Anne Gorke’s beautiful summer tragedy after the jump.
The latest episode of our Cinéma de Mode showcases the playful fashion film for the Autumn/Winter 2013 collection by talented London-based designer Emma Cook. The video perfectly captures the aesthetic of the collection, playing with the prints of the creations, integrating fantasy elements and reflecting its feminine attitude in a surrealist setting. The fashion film is a sequence of page turning scenes, featuring bizarre elements such as a man-eating dinosaur as well as a rose-spewing tiger, joined by a cheerful 1920s ragtime soundtrack and astonishing visual effects. Have a look at Emma Cook’s imaginary world after the jump.