Imagine this antique Grecian temple where mystical rituals happen and a supreme divinity is adored. Well, if fashion is a God the headquarters of ASOS are its temple. Or where else in the world do hundreds of photo and catwalk video shoots, design sessions, trend discussions and editorial meetings take place at the same time in the same place. A busy busy place opened its doors for us during our trip to London and we where more than amazed about the tons of impression we got in just one day. We talked to the head of design of the menswear devision about the developement of ASOS, the press guy showed us the new collection, the marketing lady introduced us to the new Urban Tour menswear campaign and we had lunch with the head of the German branch ASOS.de whose in-house nickname is simply “Germany”. To share our experience we took many snapshots, to get an impression take a look after the jump.
Lunacy Berlin, the renowned event series House of Lunacy, The House of Red Doors and creators of Berlin’s most creative Luniverse are known for their decadent and vibrant themes and dedicated audiences. Lunacy Berlin is proud to announce its latest immersive theater production, “SIN.” This extravagant showcase promises an unforgettable evening of Circus, Burlesque, Performance Art, music, and theatrical Immersive Theatre elements.
Date: November 3rd, 2023
Time: 18:30 Show 20:00
Location: Theater des Westens, Berlin
Lunacy Berlin has been a fixture of Berlin’s underground nightlife, captivating audiences with it’s world renowned event series House of Lunacy and The House of Red Doors. Lunacy Berlin has also been enthralling audiences with their Weimar Berlin-inspired immersive dinner event, “Weisse Maus.” This sell-out sensation has been a testament to Lunacy Berlin’s commitment to creativity, bravery, and celebrating the rich history of queer communities within Berlin.
“SIN” is a daring exploration of what it means to be sinful and delves deep into human desires and expression. The show brings together a diverse cast of talented world renowned performers, combining Circus acts, Burlesque performances, avant-garde Performance Art, and live music to create an immersive experience like no other.
This one-night-only event at Theater des Westens is a celebration of Berlin’s decadent underground nightlife scene and bringing the magic and debauchery to the main stage. Lunacy Berlin invites attendees to adorn themselves in their finest theatrical outfits and join their divine lunatics in a night to celebrate the scene’s resilience, creativity, and diversity.
“Lunacy Berlin has always been about pushing boundaries and celebrating the extraordinary,” said Billie Rae, Director of Lunacy Berlin. “With ‘SIN,’ we’re taking our audience on a journey into the depths of desire and self-expression with our own creative flair, and we can’t wait to share this unique experience with them.”
Don’t miss the opportunity to witness Lunacy Berlin’s collective performers as they step out of the clubs to the grand stage at Theater des Westens. Get ready for a night of revelry, self-discovery, and boundary-pushing artistry.
Tickets and more information about “SIN” and Lunacy Berlin.
The original Weisse Maus was one of Berlin’s most notorious late night spots during the Weimar era. Renowned for it’s exclusivity this Cabaret had only 98 precious seats and the guests would wear a mask to hide their identity. The Weisse Maus was known for hosting some of Berlin’s most raucous and debauched entertainment. Such as the infamous Anita Berber and her dancers of the damned.
Now exactly 100 years later we pay homage to this time of creativity and artistry from the modern day Libertines and free spirits of Berlin.
From the Creators of The House of Red Doors and some of Berlin’s finest performance artists, chefs, musicians and sommeliers, they bring to you DIE WEISSE MAUS.
Join their debauched and decadent cast and get lost in the world of 1920s Berlin. Party, feast and get dizzy with these beautiful creatures of Berlin’s underworld.
Opens Minds are a MUST!
Immersive Dining Experience
Kabarett & Supper Club
Immersive dining with bizarre, unique and boundary pushing performances.
Feast upon lavishly prepared food whilst the beautiful and damned cavort around you, in front of you, under you…
Be warned. This is a theatrical dining experience like no other!
STRICTLY ADULTS ONLY
photos: Fruit Salat Films and Weisse Maus.
Step into a time machine of the senses and transport yourself back a century to the “Goldener Zwanziger” or the Golden Twenties, of Weimar Berlin. Let yourself be intoxicated by the decadence of the smoky and sweet Berliner Luft, and pay homage to the legendary Weisse Maus. From the creative minds behind The House of Red Doors and some of Berlin’s finest performance artists, chefs, musicians, and sommeliers, comes Die Weisse Maus 2022.
performer: Bishop Black.
Tucked away in the depths of the Salon Zur Wilden Renate beer garden lies the Peepshow, a glimpse into a ruby fantasy.
Between the currently closed club and the self-service bar stands the peepshow box, so unassuming, from afar that you could even miss it on any casual evening downing beers and having a smoke. Luckily, tonight you’re a bit more curious, and on a second glance, you notice little cutouts looking into the box, each with a small vagina plastered underneath and a sign that says “tip the slit.” Just before 20:30, a voice announces to the crowd over a megaphone that there are 2 tickets left for the 20:30 peepshow. Buy one. Buy the other for your friend if you have a spare five euros.
Pornceptual, House of Red Doors, Gegen, Revolver and basically every Klubnacht at Berghain – Fetish and sex positive parties are taking over the capital. From being more of a niche branch years back, sexy, kinky fashion has become the new normal on the dance floors. So, the question is no longer: “What’re you gonna wear tonight?” but more: “How much are you gonna wear tonight?”. Being fully naked is easy, but choosing just the right amount of fabric to make everyone be like: “Oh wow! DAMN!”. That’s the fashion challenge here! For anyone who wants to join the party, but does not feel quite ready for this less-is-more fashion extravaganza – Here are some go-to-looks that never get old.
photo: Bad Bruises
It is very hard to sum up what the city is in a single world. However, I believe that circus is the best one to describe Berlin. Apart from the endless colorful and striking aspects these two places have in common, Berlin reminds me of a circus, as the latter has always been a place of acceptance and respect towards creatures that stand out for the one or the other reason. Everybody is welcome there regardless of their story, their past or present.
Very few cities can boast such a variety of beautiful, relatable and wild facets, like Berlin. I can go out on the street, however I please and nobody will look at me funny, not because this great big city is rife with anonymity and indifference, but because Berlin stands for respect to the very essence of human nature. It constantly reminds me of the great potential that there is inside each and every one of us as well as the liberty to put it out there for the entire world to see.
If there is a currently a video, that encapsulates exactly this, it would be the following teaser for the party of the House of Red Doors, that happens regularly at Wilde Renate.
What is Berlin for you?
photo: Maxime Ballesteros
A great way to express your identity to the outside world is definitely clothing. Berlin’s community is extraordinarily supportive of people sporting clothes that are anything but appropriate, genuinely individual and often mocking the standards of what’s considered trendy. Get a little heads-up on where to shop the real Berlin Designers in our latest guide.
Why the House of Red Doors’ theme parties are not to be missed and how Berlin’s authentically wild side is reflected in them, is something we have already written about. What you might have missed though is the mannequin challenge the whole Bad Bruises crew, that organizes the parties, has recently shot. If this does not make you feel butterflies of excitement in your stomach and the need to learn more about this talented group of people and their vision, I do not know what could then. I personally expected Jessica Lange’s Elsa Mars from American Horror Story to show up owning it as always.
So mark the 31st of May on your calendar because The House of Red Doors’ iconic party is back and you should definitely check it out.
When you think back to the 1920s Berlin pretty much had a reputation for debauchery. For decades the world thought of Berlin as this sexually free and wild place where everything is possible and no phantasy was forbidden. But the time of the separation of the city changed things. Other things were more important to rebel against. There was still always a highly sexualized underground scene, but it was not really in the center of attention anymore.
In recent years this changed. Nightlife in Berlin is embracing its wild, naughty and sexually liberating side again with parties such as Pornceptual, Gegen and The House of Red Door. Debauchery is back and more excessive and scandalous than ever!