Once again we will be your guide to navigate through the vast amounts of events during the upcoming Berlin Fashion Week that starts next Monday showing you all the things that we think are relevant for you. As always are focus is on young designers, avant-garde and street fashion and – most importantly – events that are open to the public. Make sure to check back into this guide in the next couple of days as we will be adding more stuff to it. Have fun!
Berlin Fashion Week Event & Party Guide
Not only is Esther Perbandt one of the coolest designers in town, she is also one of the sweetest and most inspiring characters that I have had the pleasure to meet and work with in the creative scene of Berlin. I love her style, not only for her clever collections, but also her personal signature style. She is a truely remarkable individual and I’m glad to know her.
For the upcoming Berlin Fashion Week she is having one of the biggest off-sight shows of the season at the Volksbühne theater for the very special occasion of the 10th anniversary of her self-titled label followed by an aftershow party in collaboration with I HEART BERLIN. Of course we couldn’t resist to get our hands on this Unlike most of the fashion shows during fashion week the show will have a limited amount of seats open to the public, so every fashion enthusiast will have a chance to see the big show. You really shouldn’t miss this one, it’s the first time ever that the Volksbühne hosts the fashion show of an avant-garde designer. Tickets are available through the website of the Volksbühne or as part of a variety of special fan packages through a StartNext campaign.
After the jump a couple of more shots of my favorite Esther Perbandt piece and some details about the show and party.
This season’s choice for the closing show of Berlin Fashion Week was a really surprising one. Our beloved accessory label Moga E Mago, who had their runway debut with our second Designer Scouts show back in 2010 and have participated in many of our events ever since, had the honor to grace the catwalk with their amazing collection Notturno as the big final act before the tent was taken down again for this year. And they made quite an impression with their first show in the official Fashion Week venue: They totally abondoned the high tech lights and instead equipped the guests of the first 3 rows with flash lights to manually illuminate the models when they walked by them. It looked incredible and together with the mysterious music created an atmosphered that was haunting and beautiful at the same time. It was just as amazing an effect as at the Iris van Herpen show a few years ago when the catwalk light followed the models over the runway like an helicopter search light. I took some photos backstage and of the guests and also filmed the show, enjoy it after the jump.
Patrick Mohr is probably not the type of label that you would get in a Kaufhaus. Nonetheless the excentric designer from Munich chose a former department store as the venue for his latest fashion presentation. I must say, I am so glad that after a few seasons of buying into the whole “I need to be commercial and boring to be successful in Germany” myth Patrick has return to his crazy, experimental and crafty roots creating fashion that is interesting and complex with presentations that are thought-provoking and entertaining. This time he once again showed his designs on the bodies of the types of models that would normally not set foot onto a runway of Fashion Week: Body builders, disabled people, and other types that don’t fit the typical beauty standards of our society. This time it felt even less like a shock effect but more like a statement and we salut to that: Everyone is beautiful in their own way. The impressions of a great show after the jump.
On Friday probably 90% of our fellow bloggers were celebrating at the StyleNite after party because apparently that’s the place to be that night. We had a different place to: The after show party of some amazing designers who we love and who are as mad as a box of hair (at least in the case of one of them this is meant quite literal): Tata Christiane, Charlie Le Mindu and Vava Dudu. The crazy party organized byconcept store UNI+FORM took place at P.O.P. and none-other than Peaches was entertaining the eclectic crowd. Some impressions after the jump.
If fashion week is war, runway is the battlefield. And I did a good portion of fights last week to go to each event and make sure that everybody noticed that I was there. Is this egomanic? I do’t think so. To see all my adventures at Berlin Fashion Week and to see the shows I visited and enjoyed the most (Patrick Mohr, Moga e Mago, The Shit, Lena Hoschek, Mark Stone and the best of them all Charlie Le Mindu) please have a look at the third episode called Runway after the jump.
Fashion Week is over and I am quiet down, even with this great weather in town. But no time for complaints because there is still a lot of articles to write and a lot of outfits to show you. For now be ready for the second episode of my juicy series called “Party”. In this episode I visited together with my camera team the Dandy Diary Pool Party. We had an amazing time with free drinks, some interesting and some crazy people to talk to and a lot of sexual tension between me and David from Dandy Diary. I even met the Fashion God of Berlin. Can you imagine? Maybe I had one or two drinks too much, but no, there is never too much when it’s for free, right? See for yourself, after the jump and share my video if you like it.
This season’s award for best fashion studio presentation definitely goes to Berlin-based designer Franziska Michael and her SS 2014 collection. On Wednesday, the young talented and fashion-forward designer surprised us with a tennis-themed presentation dominated by the themes contrast and neon – an unexpected yet interesting combination. The 90s inspired setting recalled a tennis court, with beautiful models in blazers, matching shorts, mini skirts, and bathing suits in neon colours, black and brown, refined with ball prints and tennis screen caps. Simple, sporty and cool at the same time. All my favourite looks after the jump!
Fashion Week is nearly over. But wait, there is one person I want to present you before all my fruits are back in the closet: Tata Christiane. This amazing artist just makes me gaga. She is not only one of the most talented and colorful fashion designers in town. She has also a band together called Aniaetleprogrammeur. The music is very dark and somehow haunted. A perfect clash with the color and print magic she is doing on all here designs and dresses. On my street style day in Wedding I was wearing one of here outfits and a headpiece she designed. Also, on the first day of Fashion Week I was wearing a unisex piece from Tata. There I met another blogger called Max Bonheur who was wearing one of her outfits, too. Tonight she is doing a fashion installation and a party. My fruitiest singer Peaches will have a DJ set there along with Tata, Charlie Le Mindu and Vava Dudu so dont miss it. More information are in our event guide. After the jump some of my best poses in Tata’s amazing dresses.
So my spy was totally right. David from Dandy Diary and I had complementing outfits (or at least matching headpieces). Everybody was thinking we were the couple of the night! The party was amazing. Dancing and interviewing a lot of people – I made so many great friends there. Just more free drinks would have been fun. A lot of crazy stuff happened at the party and my little camera team is now diligently cutting it and making it ready for episode 2 of The Fruit Salad. Until then you have to watch episode 1 if you have not done it already and also see some pictures of the night after the jump.