On Thursday Berlin’s most wanted model/singer/designer/shop-owner/photographer/it-girl Bonnie Strange became yet another thing: A publisher! Together with her Shit Shop partner Lena Nußbaum, Senna Gamour and a team of 3 new people she created a fabulous new magazine: The Shitpaper. The magazine came out really amazing, well done, girls!! The release of course had to be celebrated in style, so she teamed up with Italian fashion brand Patrizia Pepe to throw a big party during Berlin Fashion Week and our girl Tati The Fruit Salad was right in the middle of it! We have the impressions for you guys, after the jump on 4 pages. Enjoy!
With his latest Spring/Summer collection for his label Barre Noire designer Timm Süßbrich remained true to his casual, yet elegant lineage, this time under the heading “Life is a Pool”. In double-row he presented looks with clear forms from the men’s and women’s line that one could wear on practically any occasion. In addition to an Aztec pattern one could also find Timm’s beloved flower and leopard designs – especially eye-catching in a two-piece-suit, cleverly combined with a leather midi skirt or flowing trousers. Vibrant colours together with muted nuances and soft shades of pastel made a great combination. The outfits were rounded off with shimmering details on skirts and jackets and splendid round mirror shades. To get a closer look enjoy my backstage and runway impressions after the jump.
Talented young Designer Franziska Michael knows how to create distorted beauty. From dark fairytales to tennis yard love we are in love with her abstract fashion creations from the beginning of her short but powerful career. Guest editor and photographer Alicia Kassebohm visited her show for us and was more than impressed with the distorted barbie creations.
“Team FM”, Dogukan calls to the models after going through the runway order with them. Surely one quickly realizes that this team interacts in a positive and fun way. Franziska Michael knows how to work contrasts and how to present an exciting show. The current collection embraces experimentation and is inspired by sportive 90s style and Science Fiction. It was not without reason that there was a rollergame pinball in the middle of the studio.
When it comes to the materials, there are skilful combinations of mesh, varnish, leather, neoprene, latex body suits and even hair ﬁxed on sweaters – all worn to sneakers, belly tops, patterned leggings or wide cut trousers and jackets. Distorted barbie heads combined with blue lips or a net gym bag with ice cream cones made out of plastic.
All in all, the collection is modern , extraordinary and comes with a wink of the eye – some already said it’s the best one of Franziska Michael. More photos after the jump.
Wow, the Dandy Diary Race Party on Monday, the unofficial Fashion Week Opening Party that is in fact the most important one of the entire week, was once again a big blast. The Dandy Diary boys gave us lots of amazing outfits, race cars, motorcycles on the dancefloor, two hot twin/almost twin DJ teams and 90s techno legend Scooter live. How can you ever top that? Enjoy the impressions on 4 pages after the jump.
Hellooooo my darrrlings, I am back all fruitilicious and colorful as always. Did you miss me? Of course!!! For everybody who doesn’t know me yet: I am Tati the Fruit Salad and I am the fashion editor-in-chief of iHeartBerlin. Watch my adventures at Fashion Week in the episodes of my very own TV show of last year.
I have amazing news for all of you. The Fashion Week is finally moving to my favourite district in all of Berlin: Wedding. There is no place where more crazy fashion and inspiration is going on than here. Every street, every shop and every corner has some fashionable shit going on and sometimes I get so many ideas for my next outfits that I am clueless what to do.
Since all kinds of people from all around the world are coming to Berlin for Fashion Week and they obviously don’t know Wedding so well like I do, I put some really nice places together where to shop, have a nice snack in between the fashion shows and an introduction to the fashion week location itself. Enjoy my delicious guide full of juicy recommendations after the jump.
Our third special recommendation for you for the upcoming Berlin Fashion Week goes out to the FIER Vitrine. Our friends Nico and Lisa from FIER management have been quite busy in the past couple of years supporting the independant and alternative young designer scene. For their new event on Tuesday, July 8 they have curated an impressive line-up of young international avant-garde designers who will present their new collections in the form of fashion presentations, performances, screenings and installations at the amazing Lehrter Siebzehn location near Hauptbahnhof.
In support of the awesome new iPhone travel app Friendly Berlin that we are currently working on we asked the guys from FIER management about their most interesting places in Berlin for the fashion-savvy explorer and they came up with a really great Fashionable Berlin Guide that you should check out here or download the Friendly Berlin iPhone app here. It’s a really good list of interesting shops and places that will come in handy during Fashion Week.
After the jump we will give you a preview of the ten participating talented designers from the FIER Vitrine event and party on Tuesday. If you are into innovative and artistic design this will be a must-go event for you. Make sure to register for the guestlist now.
For the upcoming season of the Berlin Fashion Week we have partnered up with a couple of alternative fashion events in our continuous effort to support young designers, avant-garde fashion and new ideas in Berlin. The first of these special events that we have selected is called Anaglyph which is also the name of a collective of young creatives from different fields who will present the results of their collaboration with an elaborate 3d stereoscopic runway show. The whole concept does not only connect people from different cultures, but also brings interdisciplinary work to a new level by combining the fields of fashion and shoe design, photography, 3d and video art, screen-print and illustration, choreography and music, embroidery and crochet, as well as hair and make-up art. We are particularily excited that our friend Anto Christ is going to be part of this with her amazing make-up and crochet work.
The Anaglyph event is going to take place on Saturday July 12, 2014 at Heimathafen Neukölln, with the first show at 18:30h (invitation only) and the second one at 20:00h (public, free entrance) with an aftershow party at 21h at Sameheads. Join the Facebook event to keep updated with the details. After the jump we have a teaser video and some previews for you.
It’s this time of the year where we take a little look over to yet another cool European metropolis: Paris where currently the menswear fashion week is taking place. It has become a little tradition that we show you the live stream of the runway presentation of Louis Vuitton here on iHeartBerlin.de, and this season is no exception.
While the previous womenswear show has brought us a new era of the label with the brand new creative director Nicolas Ghesquière after the departure of iconic designer Marc Jacobs, the menswear line has stuck to its current designer of recent years Kim Jones. Let’s have a look what he came up with for the Spring/Summer 2015 season after the jump. The show starts at 14:30h today.
Li Torres AW14/15
Those of you who follow me on Instagram have probably already noticed that I have once again fled Berlin to my second heart city Buenos Aires. I was actually only looking for sun and warmth, but what I found was actually even better: Buenos Aires Fashion Week, or as they like to call it: BAFWEEK. Of course I took the opportunity to check out some of the local designers with their shows and was pleasantly surprised about how well made the fashion week is here. Of all the shows I watched I chose my favorite ones and presented the first part on Two For Fashion and today the second here on iHeartBerlin. Enjoy my impressions after the jump!
Last Saturday the kids from SXX SELLS hosted their first Fashion Week special which also acted as a housewarming party for its brand new home, the Palast Neukölln, a new venue at Rollbergstrasse right next to Schwuz. The place is run by party legend Conny Opper who also brought us famous clubs such as Rio, Scala, King Size, the Broken Hearts Club, the Berlin Festival, Flamingo and P.O.P. The place is pretty big, typical Berlin old factory style and quite versatile. I hear it’s going to be an event venue more than a club with regular parties. But we’ll have to see what’s going to happen there in the next weeks and month – we are certainly excited. After the jump some shots from the first party there by the SXX SELLS crew.