photos: Philipp Pusch
If you would even dare to try to take party photos at Berghain you would probably be banned to hell or worse. I’ve seen furious bar tenders leap over the counter to kick people out who took photos of each other with their smart phones. But luckily they can’t prohibit any kind of photography outside of their sacret premise so taking pictures of the people in front of the club is a good alternative. Recently a photoset of the people in the cue of Berghain made the rounds on the internet. And today we have a brand new one for you by young photographer and communications designer Philipp Pusch who stationed himself several weeks in front of the famous club with his middle format camera to portrait the people who went home after 8, 12 or 16 hours in the techno tempel. The result is a beautiful black and white series of 16 portraits of the young and charismatic Berghain goers who look surprisingly good after all these hours of dancing. Enjoy the series after the jump.
It was about time: Berlin is getting an alternative fashion event for the official Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. The first edition of the Berlin Alternative Fashion Week is happening in the first week of October 2014 and will include an array of events on several days such as fashion presentations, a designer market, TEDx talks and fashion parties. The fashion that is being showcased and sold here is quite different from what we are used to from the official Berlin Fashion Week that usually happens in January and July each year. The organizers of the event describe it as alternative while I like to call it avant-garde, progressive and artistic. One of our favorite carzy Berlin designers is going to be part of the show: Tata Christiane, as well as a couple of really excentric international designers and Berlin newcomer Alles. So far only 8 of the participating designers have been revealed on the brand new website with more to come in the following weeks. To celebrate the start of a new platform for Berlin’s creative fashion scene the makers are throwing a big launch party this Friday at Urban Spree. Come by get a taste of what’s to come in October. Get a preview of the first announced designers after the jump.
I have a really distinct memory from my first night at Cookies. I was 19, fresh in Berlin and doing some crazy art projects for the gender class of my university. We were a small group of three people on the project. One of them was my best friend and the other one was my secret crush. We were working on the concept of our project until late in the night and got really drunk while doing so. It was a Tuesday night and we had nowhere to be on the next day, so we decided to go out. Venturing out for clubbing on a Tuesday night was something quite spectacular for me being a new Berlin citizen. So we went to the much talked about Cookies for the first time and I remember being really impressed by the dark chandeliers, the music, the people, the unisex toilets and everything going on in there. Unfortunately, my best friend and my crush were really drunk and out of control. At one point they even started kissing each other, which maybe is the reason why the night is still very present in my memories. Of course I was a good friend and stayed there and helped them to get into a cab (they were so drunk that they had trouble standing). Actually, I was a more sad that the night was ruined and abruptly ended by the alcohol than about the kissing itself (I really don`t know why I was so Zen that night, I was not even doing Yoga or anything).
Anyway, Cookies remained in my memories as great place to be. Now, nearly 10 years after this story, the Cookies club closes for good (while the restaurant Cookies Cream will remain open). Therefore we asked them to look into their archives to find pictures from the first parties happening there. After the jump, we would love to present to you a short retrospective from Cookies best places and nights of its 20 year old history.
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!
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.
photo: Jordan Drysdale
It’s that time of the year again when people outside look kind of crazy and you can hardly get a damn taxi in town: FASHION WEEK is coming to Berlin this weekend and it’s actually staying for over a week this time. We’ve once again milked all our resources to find you the most interesting events and parties during Berlin Fashion Week that you can actually go to because they are open to the general public. It’s going to be one big fat fashion madness with goodie bags, front row battles and too many free drinks. Enjoy!
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We are looking forward to our favourite party Last Days that is gonna take place this Saturday! Once a month the chance to meet that special person is enormously high as there are Last Days-couples who met at the party and meanwhile live together. Apart from that the party is great fun, being based at lovely Backyard in Kreuzberg. Watch some pics of last time here. This time the Last Days of Tori Spelling will be celebrated. Tori used to play naive Donna in Beverly Hills 90210 and has recently filled the celeb news on addiction, anorexia, divorce, cheating and what else. The girl who’s father gave her the role of Donna is meanwhile clearly a wrecked case of a Last Days celeb. Last Days adapts the early 90s theme of Beverly Hills 90210 that used to be the most successful TV show of this time. So get dressed up und celebrate Donna with a lot of 90s hip hop, 80s music, RnB and all that dance stuff that is played at Last Days. See you on Saturday!
It was a bit like the universe was against me going to Suz’ Last Days parties in the past year because whenever it happened I was out of town. But last Saturday the stars were finally aligned for us again and I was happy to be at Backyard for this special and extra fun party. I even made a big photo set for you with some GIFs. Enjoy after the jump on 3 pages.
If you wanna party on Saturday, we know where you got to go! With Kim Kardashian having made it on the cover of fashion bible Vogue by the help of her hubby Kanye West, one might think she has climbed up the fashion olymp to the top. But Kim doesn’t fool us. The next Last Days Party coming Saturday therefore is The Last Days Of Kim Kardashian. Following last month’s Justin Bieber Party this will be an even greater fun and Last Days is giving us the hit guarantee! More on the party at Kreuzberg-based Backyard and how to win guest list here.
One of my favorite designers, Paris-based Rad Hourani, is celebrating 5 years of his unisex label with an exhibition and party in Berlin this Saturday organized by avant-garde concept store Oukan and in attendance of the designer himself. The store at Kronenstr. 71 in Mitte will showcase some of his latest Haute Couture pieces as well as his 5 Years of Unisex exhibition that also comes in the form of book. The afterparty takes place at DEAN at Rosenthaler Str. 9 starting at 22h. You can get tickets for the party at the store. Oukan is so far the only retailer in Germany selling Rad Hourani’s amazing collections. After the jump you can get a taste of his latest Rad by Rad Hourani line.