In Germany we have two essential traditions for the Easter holiday: The first one is hiding chocolate Easter bunnies and nests or eggs filled with candy that the kids (or the grown-up kids who don’t want to let go of their childhood memories) have to search. And the second one is that we artfully paint real chicken eggs to make them into Eater egg ornaments that we have on some branches in a vase. Sometimes the eggs are simply colorful, some have more elaborate paintings or even carvings on them.
A few years ago we asked a couple of Berlin-based designers to create avant-garde fashion Easter eggs for us. It was great fun back then and we thought we should show you these eggs again for all of those who didn’t follow us back then. We hope these Couture Eggs, as we called them, will inspire you for your own Easter eggs. Happy Easter!
Some time ago we presented to you the places project by Italian fashion brand Antony Morato. After showing you beautiful men from Naples, London and Barcelona we are glad now to present you another interesting episode. This time flamboyant model and Berliner Paul Boche discovers rough and urban Marseille for us and elaborates the cultural difference between Marseille to the rest of France in a poetic monologue. We love how the black and white images of architecture goes hand in hand with the fashion looks. For sure this way of connecting urbanity with elegant menswear will stay in your visual memory for a while. The whole video after the jump.
photos: Alicia Kassebohm
Last Saturday the Berlin Alternative Fashion Week took its second spin. The focus of this fashion event outside the regular international fashion week schedule is on fashion that break the restrictions of wearability. Our guest author and photographer Alicia Kassebohm took a few impressions from the shows of Ivana Pilja, Field of Ponies, Bas Kosters Studio und Roman Ermakov as well as some backstage images. Discover the unconventional side of fashion after the click.
Sometimes less is more. That’s probably what TV host Joko Winterscheidt thought to himself when he designed the T-Shirt for the new AXE Black with his label German Garment. The result couldn’t be more minimalistic, timeless and understated: A clean-cut, simply black T-Shirt. Joko Says about the shirt: “For me understatement means to focus on the basics. Fashion should underline the personality, not cover it up. With our version of the black shirt you are showing style without exaggeration.” The AXE BLACK SHIRT will be available in a limited edition starting on April 1, 2015. If you buy three products from the new AXE Black line you can order one of these shirts for free.
To celebrate the launch of this collaboration Joko and AXE got together with our fellow bloggers from Dandy Diary to organize an exclusive release party here in Berlin this Tuesday, on March 31, 2015. The Dandy boys will be DJing along with Quid Haden and there is going to be a secret main act that we really had to swear to keep secret, but I can tell you that much, it’s a BIG deal. We have a pair of tickets for you to win after the jump!
Nadia + Zehra
This weekend the Berlin Alternative Fashion Week is happening for the second time and proving once more that fashion can be fun, eccentric and crazy. The first edition back in October 2014 was a total blast and took us by surprise with really amazing and entertaining shows. It’s great we finally have a platform in Berlin, that supports young and unconventional fashion that focusses on artistic and creative expression and not so much on commercial success. We loved the designers and their playful concepts to present their collections on the runway and we can’t wait to see the new shows. This time the BAFW has a program of 4 days starting this Thursday with an opening party at TRUST bar, a screening of Apollo.tv at the Nhow Hotel on Friday, a set of 3 runway shows between 14 and 23h at Postbahnhof on Saturday, and the Haute runway show at Nhow Hotel on Sunday. After the jump we have some previews of the partaking designers and a teaser video for you and we also give you the chance to win 2×2 VIP tickets for the entire festival that also includes entry for an exclusive party at Nhow Hotel. Enjoy!
photo: Louis Vuitton by Juergen Teller
Sometimes it is good to leave Berlin behind for a little trip to Paris. This trip will be short and you won’t need to bring bulky luggages. Actually you will only need your handbag (just leave your Jute-Beutel at home please). We are exclusively life streaming the Louis Vuitton Women Show for you designed by fashion genius Nicolas Ghesquiere.
The show starts at 10. Make a cafe au lait, take your seat after the jump and enjoy a front-row view from wherever you are.
photos: Olga Khristolyubova
For the launch of the 90′s revival sneaker collection of Diadora we went to the (not so) secret coven of all sneaker fetishists in Berlin: the OVERKILL Shop last Friday. Thankfully our expectations in seeing some really weird (but somehow hot) sneaker fans were more than satisfied. Diadora is one of the brands I vividly remember from my Italian childhood and it is very exciting for me to see how they are having international fans nowadays all over the world. The new vintage silhouette and color palette of the N9000 Live put the supercool back on the tracksuit you will wear while jogging with this beauties through Treptower Park. Enjoy some impressions of the launch event after the jump.
Aspirational by Matthew Frost
Did January’s Fashion Week and February’s Berlinale leave you inspired? Thankfully, there’s a platform to unleash your ideas and creativity: The Berlin Fashion Film Festival. Since 2012, the BfFF has been an exciting event that takes place once a year to present the fashion film productions of creative minds in front of a festival jury. They hold open calls for submissions, and award the best films. When disciplines converge in art, it does more than bringing two mediums together. They are at once a reflector and propeller of one medium to the other. In the case of the BfFF, the short films I’ve seen cleverly unearthed the forms and textures of fashion through an experimentation and exploration of cinematic techniques. Click on to get a sneak peek of this year’s submissions, and don’t miss the deadline to enter your own film into the competition!
All photos:Nady El-Tounsy
Spring is coming. The last weekend was beautifully sunny and we have hopefully survived another Berlin Winter without big snow storms, glacier-sidewalks or other inconveniences. A good reason to put back the Winter boots back in the closet and get your colorful sneakers out. If you are still looking for the right pair of urban footwear we have one shop recommendation that probably every sneaker fetishist knows by heart. OVERKILL Berlin is more then just a shop: it is a footwear institution. Located directly at Schlesisches Tor, in Berlin Kreuzberg it brings you the most innovative and diverse selection of urban sneakers, street wear and graffiti. The store also sells all kind of creative material fitting in the street art subculture as pens and spray cans and other graffiti material. But even if you are not so much into the whole sneaker thing visiting OVERKILL is quite interesting for its interior design created by the studio plus4930 Architektur.
Do you still need a good reason to check it out? This Friday the 20.2 they are going to have an exclusive Diadora shoe presentation in store with free drinks and nice appetizers. I remember the Italian sportswear brand Diadora from my first track suits I got from my Italian part of the family. They will relaunch their 90′s cult-sneaker collection called N9000 LIVE which is a really great collection of running sneakes. We will give away two pairs of shoes to our readers directly at the event. To find out how to win them check out the rest of the article and the video to the shoes after the jump.
As a creative person the best thing you can do with your life is do the one thing you are most passionate about. In the case of young photographer Joseph Wolfgang Ohlert it’s obviously naked hot guys. Well, not exclusively to be fair, his contributions to our We Are Berlin photo exhibition showed a way more diverse view into his photographic world. But still, the naked hot guys are a recurring theme in his work and we would be the last people to complain about that as he’s doing that genre of photography really well. After the jump we present you his latest series of male portraits in various states of undress that he took here at the recent Berlin Fashion Week in the backstage of the show of the label Sopopular. Enjoy!