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.
This week’s Cinéma de Mode features the striking fashion film by Cécile Gariépy for high-end womenswear label IMPAIR in collaboration with the jewelry line RAW TASTE, designed by Sasha Cherovsky. The SS14 collection is inspired by the fantasy of a modern, confident and slightly boyish woman evolving into a powerful physical entity, thus complementing the label’s feminine strength. Discover some noble quality and elegance in their beautiful fashion film 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.
In the latest episode of our Cinéma de Mode we have the dream-like and colourful fashion film You Make Me Feel Hyper Real by Pierre Debusschere for Dazed & Confused. The film takes us on a surreal mind trip, a visual extravaganza which blurs the lines between fashion and fantasy. Immerse yourself in this other reality and enjoy the psychedelic mix of looks 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.
Today’s Cinéma de Mode features Luz Ballestero‘s latest fashion film Play directed by Marto Otonello. The playful video reflects the urban and modern approach of the young Buenos Aires-based label, which is renowned for its characteristic style based on unique shapes, combination of different textures and versatility of use. Discover an imaginative world with mysterious pillars of smoke and floating fire-rings after the jump!
The latest episode of our Cinéma de Mode features the new short film L’Invitation Au Voyage by Romain Gavras for the new Louis Vuitton ad campaign. The fashion film stars American model Arizona Muse, who ends up at a fancy Venetian party, where David Bowie performs a harpsichord version of “I’d Rather Be High”. The song becomes the soundtrack for an extravagant ball, just before Muse opens her eyes as if awakening from a dream to find an empty room. Enjoy the film after the jump.
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.