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.
This Easter we will turn the traditional kitchy family holiday upside down and transform it into something more contemporary and fashionable. Together with the team of Achteinhalb we have asked our favorite avant-garde designers to create Easter Eggs for us – we call them Couture Eggs. The designers are Anna Wegelin, Burkhardt/Möllmann, C.Neeon, Esther Perbandt, JULIAANDBEN, Parsival Cserer, Paula Immich, Phoebe Heess, Proportion, Reality Studio and Von Bardonitz.
These unique eggs will be auctioned off here on the blog starting late on Monday April 18 until Friday April 22, 2011. The proceeds will be donated to children’s charity and Japan disaster relief organizations. On Thursday the eggs will be presented live at a vernissage the Achteinhalb Concept Store. More details and photos after the jump.
Dont Shoot The Messengers
While putting together the new event guide for the upcoming week I sort of got an overdose of Christmas markets and sales. There are once again plenty! Well I have all my presents together already, but have you? Luckily this week gets mixed up with some fashion related events. Phew! More events after the break.
Clarissa Labin SS11
You probably thought after two big fashion shows and one swap market we would be through with Designer Scouts for this year. Well, think again! This Friday our latest collaboration will see the day of light. Gina, my partner and better half of Designer Scouts, has teamed up with the guys from 8 1/2 Wochen to build up a new concept store in Prenzlauer Berg. Achteinhalb will open its doors this Friday giving you the best in avantgarde fashion from Berlin. Many of the designers that we have worked with this year will be available in the store, amongst them Esther Perbandt, JULIAANDBEN, Paula Immich, Liebig and Carni, as well as many other new pearls like Clarissa Labin that Gina and I have discovered together in London at the On/Off showroom. Come by on Friday to the grand opening, there will be drinks, snacks and music. Details after the jump.