The 10 Best Menswear Collections of Berlin Fashion Week

The 10 Best Menswear Collections of Berlin Fashion Week

photos: Mercedes-Benz Fashion & Peek&Cloppenburg

In my eyes this Fashion Week edition was outstanding. Throughout the week I took a look at most of the Spring/Summer 2015 menswear collections presented during Berlin Fashion Week, picked my 10 favourite collections and rounded up two of the best looks from each. All the looks seemed very accessible to me with a high wearibility factor and a strong sporty vibe. Even though designers played with different fabrics, shapes and designs, it is quite easy to identify a few strong trends for next summer. Overall the creations were very relaxed and in neutral colors white, black and grey and just the occasional pop of bright colours in the different shades of blue and red. Check out the key pieces from Berlin Fashion Week’s strongest menswear collections and start looking for inspiration for new outfits after the jump!   Read on…

The Victory of Colors

Although gray tones are dominating our German summer, on the catwalks of last Fashion Week explosions of color have been praised with applause. Marc Jacobs was also impressed with the color-blocking and honored designer Alexandra Kiesel with the prestigious award of Peek and Cloppenburg’s Design for Tomorrow. The present host and judge of the contest turned out to be warm and very accessible, very open and cheerful. Maybe it was not only the color but also the unique and flawless execution of the collection which helped Alexandra Kiesel to victory. Marc Jacobs put the focus on sellability. So the more experimental design talents such as Magdalena Stark from last year’s finalists have been missing in the show. Nonetheless, Designers for Tomorow is still one of my highlights of Fashion Week. More insights into the winner’s collection after the jump. The entire video for the show is available here.

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Designer for Tomorrow

The five finalists of the next Designer for Tomorrow Award, one of our favourite fashion competitions, were recently anounced at a press conference at the Soho House. To strengthen the international character of the competition Peek & Cloppenburg invited star designer Marc Jacobs to be a jury member. For me the skirt-wearing designer rather stands for tasteless naked self-glorification than for avant-garde fashion. But the young designers we spoke to were more than excited that Marc Jacobs had selected their collections. An interview we did with one of the designers you’ll find shortly on the DfT Blog. Having already seen a preview of the collections I am really looking forward to the show in July where the next German Designer for Tomorrow will be chosen.

Thank god we have Parsival!

Looking back at this season’s Berlin Fashion Week I’m once again very glad and grateful that we have a project like Designer for Tomorrow here in Berlin. Amongst all the boring shows with uninspired dresses and the few minimalistic avant-garde collection the DfT presentations are always a vibrant and exciting highlight at Bebelplatz!

The 2010 winner, Parsival Cserer, is no exception. He presented his first full collection on the official runway during Berlin Fashion Week and his wonderful knit pieces with a modern take on 60’s patterns gave a lot of class and originality that most other shows were lacking. Bravo!

Back in December I was invited to his fitting along with fellow bloggers from LesMads, Fashion Freax and Reigen. The DfT Team requested our expertise in styling for Parsival’s new line of scarves that is available from now on exclusively at selected P&C stores. Head over to the DfT Blog to see some of our styling suggestions on how to wear the scarves.

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Meeting the Designers for Tomorrow


Irene Luft

A few weeks ago I was invited by Peek&Cloppenburg to interview one of the finalists of the next Designer for Tomorrow Award. I was more than thrilled because I’m a big fan of this project. The designers that were presenting last summer were all really amazing and the winner, Sam Frenzeln, is to me one of the most promissing designers from Berlin. So of course I am looking forward to the 8 designers of the next fashion show that is going to take place in early July. Of course I was not the only blogger who got invited: Lisa from La Lila, Jessie from Les Mads, Judith from What’s wrong with the zoo, Katharina from I♥Ponys Mag, Mahret from Fnart, Mary from Quite Contrary and David from Dandy Diary where the interview partners of the other seven contestants.

Coincedently, the designer I picked was Irene Luft, who we already wrote about here a while ago. You can check out my video interview with her over at the DfT blog. A group photo of the designers and the bloggers after the jump.

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Stars and Winners


Startstyling S/S 2010 – Click to enlarge

Berlin Fashion Week – Spring/Summer 2010 – Review Part 3

To me the clear winners of this season’s Berlin Fashion Week were once again the smaller designers. Black Coffee from South Africa was my favorite on the first day. The Designer for Tomorrow show totally stunned me on the third day and the Starstyling show was a lot of fun to watch. More details and images after the jump.

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