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.
Moga E Mago, photo: Madame Peripetie
On Friday a very special event takes place at the old Zwingli church in Friedrichshain. Berlin Film Society is hosting a screening of Fellini’s cult classic La Dolce Vita with a vary interesting introductory program. Swedish film director Emilio El-Lauren is hosting a fashion show by excentric accessory label Moga E Mago, that iHeartBerlin readers should be well aware of as we did quite a few events with them in the past here in Berlin. More amazing photos of their last collection after the jump. Also there is going to be fingerfood and drinks, as well as a jazz music performance by …e la luna? And all that in the amazin ambience of an old church – you should definately come here. Win 2×2 tickets for the event after the jump.
photos: Katja Hentschel
Moga E Mago belong to the few Berlin-based labels that I consider to be truly outstanding. The creative leap from their first collection that they presented last summer during the Designer Scouts event and their new collection that they showed last January is proof that they will be going through the roof in no time. Obviously their extravagent accessories are not everyone’s cup of tea, but for someone who loves bold accessories like I do their pieces are a dream come true. Their new lookbook was shot by my talented friend Katja Hentschel. It is no surprise that a combination of such talents will result in totally stunning photos. See more of them after the jump.
Later today you can see the collection live at a music fashion show at the Dam Stuhltrager gallery in Kreuzberg. Their designs will be worn by the OMP orchestra during a performance along with other designers such as Hector Hector. Details here.
With Halloween just around the corner, we are getting you in the mood with our fashion film triple feature in today’s Cinéma de Mode. First on the list is Invito Pericoloso, Italian for Dangerous Invitation, a 7-minute short by Karl Lagerfeld for the Fendi AW13 collection, which stars models Saskia De Brauw and Clara Delevingne invited by a mysterious host to attend a creepy and enigmatic dinner party. Also approaching the new genre of fashion horror movies, are Marcin Kempski and Maciek Dabrowski in their film Ember for the label Konrad Parol, with a macabre horror story inspired by The Silence of the Lambs. Last but not least, it’s once again Possession by Berlin-based director Ralf Schmerberg for the avant-garde fashion label Moga E Mago, which tells a tale of suspense and terror set in a Berlin club night where drugs, attraction and excess turn fatal. Enjoy the 3 horror fashion films back to back and get ready to celebrate in ‘spooktacular’ fashion 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.
The latest episode of our Cinéma de Mode brings to you thrills and spills, with the sensational fashion film Possession by Berlin-based director Ralf Schmerberg, in collaboration with art space Mindpirates. Presented by avant-garde fashion label Moga E Mago Possession tells a modern horror story, where drugs, attraction and excess turns fatal. Highlight of the movie is an enchanting golden net dress that becomes a dangerous symbol of jealousy, envy and craving for two friends during a Berlin club night. Enjoy the breathtaking tale after the jump.
The week there are three events happening on the weekend that we are involved in: On Friday our movie girl Lia celebrates the opening party of her Kreuzberg Kalender project, on Saturday I will be a guest speaker at the Networking Brunch of Artconnect Berlin and on Sunday VisitSweden will release a book about Stockholm and Gothenburg where Claudio contributed some photos and texts. There are also some exciting fashion events going on during the week. Check out the events after the jump.
It’s Halloween this week and everybody is talking about what costume they will be wearing. Shame it’s right in the middle of the week, so a few parties have actually moved to the weekend. But still there is loads of scary stuff going on this Wednesday! This and other events after the jump.
Last Friday the Berlin Film Society screened the cult movie La Dolce Vita by Fellini in the Zwingli church in Friedrichshain. The event was spiced up with a jazz concert, fingerfood, lots of drinks and a special fashion performance by Megg Morales styled by Yeorg Kronnagel for the Berlin-based accessory label Moga E Mago. Some impressions of the unique night after the jump.
With the Berlin Music Week going on this week the schedule is brimming with amazing events and concerts. Of course the Berlin Festival is one of the highlights of the week-end and we are looking forward to it because we are involved in it this year. It’s still a surprise but we will reveal it in a couple of days. Exciting!!! Find out what else is going on this week in our weekly event guide after the jump.