Christmas is only one week away and FUCK you didn’t get any presents yet for your loved ones We are here to help you and have collected some of the nicest gift ideas that we have come across in the last couple of months. The great thing in our list: A lot of things are less than 25 EUR so you will definately be able to afford a good chunk of it. And we have something for everyone: traditional gifts like socks (but unusual ones of course), typical friends gifts like picture frames, some jewellery for the girlfriend, t-shirts for the boyfriend, laptop bag for the brother, cookbook for the mother, leggings for the little sister and so much more. Enjoy our suggestions 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.
Today’s Cinéma de Mode features the spectacular new fashion film Der Katalog by Aviv Kosloff for Berlin-based designer Julia Heuse, former female half of the label JULIAANDBEN. The film is part of the exhibition Outer Dark – Continuing after Fashion on display at the Museum of Applied Arts in Frankfurt and showcases Julia Heuse’s latest Autumn/Winter 2013/14 collection Object Trouvé. The collection draws inspiration from changing surfaces, fades and structures, resulting in a combination of dip dye techniques and abstract digital prints, which perfectly reflects the label’s conceptual and urban style. Der Katalog itself is a visual journey challenging conventionality and questioning fashion through images in motion and collage material in an “inspirational laboratory”. Enjoy the stunning film and some behind the scenes photos from the shooting after the jump.
JULIAANDBEN is one of the first labels from Berlin that we have become good friends with through the blog. It’s been bringing out avant-garde streetwear now for over 6 years and made its way into the best fashion boutiques all over the world. A while ago the designer team split up and Julia continued working without Ben. With the new Fall/Winter 2013/14 collection she has finally decided to bring the label name up to date with reality, so it is from now on called JULIAHEUSE. On Friday Julia presented the brand new collection at the Oukan store in Mitte with a fashion presentation and cocktail reception. We will cover the collection later on the blog, for now enjoy the impressions of the event after the jump.
Day 2 of Berlin Fashion Week was all about fashion shows and presentations for us. The day started exciting with a little visit to the backstage area of the JULIAANDBEN show at the studio of the official Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week tent. The Berlin cult label had their first ever runway show with our Designer Scouts event at HBC back in 2010. Now they made it into the official tent and delivered a great collection. See the backstage photos and the show impressions after the jump followed by the shows and parties of Von Bardonitz, Augustin Teboul, Wood Wood and Reality Studio on 4 pages.
Berlin-based cult label JULIAANDBEN are giving us an exclusive sneak peak of their upcoming AW2012/13 collection that they will present at the official Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week tent in the studio on January 18th 2012. They are also looking for charismatic models for their presentation at Fashion Week. So if you are a model looking to be in a show at the official tent or if you want to see more of the photo shoot with DJ Hugo Capablanca jump right after the jump.
The Golden Fall that we are experiencing these days and that will hopefully stay here for a while, is giving us some lovely events this week. Exhibitions openings, fashion sales, concerts and much more, after the jump…
The DMY International Design Festival Berlin has become quite the major event in the past few years. The main festival at the Flughafen Tempelhof with numorous satellite events all over the city is therefore quite dominantly featured in this weeks event guide. Another highlight is definately the new store opening of one of my favorite Berlin labels JULIAANDBEN. More events and parties after the jump.
Last Friday the Voo store was host to the release party of the much anticipated OE Magazine. The man behind this brand new fashion publication is Arne Eberle. With his press and sales agency he has been one of the driving forces for avant-garde fashion and upcoming designers in Berlin for the past couple of years. His Collect Showroom brings together some of the best avant-garde labels in Berlin, many of them you will find in the editorals of OE Magazine beautifully designed by Maven. But it features not only his own stable of designers such as Esther Perbandt, JULIAANDBEN, Reality Studio, Franzius, Perret Shaad and Boessert-Schorn, but also upcoming design talents such as Sadak, Julian Zigerli and Mads Dinesen.
Make sure to get you copy of the magazine online or in one of the selected stores in Berlin, such as Voo. More impressions of the release party after the jump.
Couture Egg by Reality Studio
And here we have the second batch of Couture Eggs by JULIAANDBEN, Reality Studio, Anna Wegelin, Phoebe Heess and Proportion. Now all the eggs are online for the Charity auction! If you want to see the eggs live in an installation by set-designer Thea Hoffmann-Axthelm come to the vernissage on Thursday at the Achteinhalb Store. Register here.
Half of the proceeds from the auction will go to the children’s charity organization Plan and their Japan program. The other half will go to the organization Prince of Maputo in Mozambique that will build a standpipe for a children’s home in Maputo. More about this next week. See the five remaining eggs and make your bid for a good cause after the jump.