Supporting local businesses has always been a priority at iHeartBerlin, even more so when they are owned by queer folks. Naturally, this has become even more important in times of an ongoing global pandemic. That’s why we’re looking forward to joining the upcoming QUEER Market! There, you will be able to check out creative products from queer designers in a friendly environment implementing all the current safety and health precautions.
For this new guide, we’ve put together some of our favorite local queer businesses and labels. All of them will be part of the Queer Market on Sunday, July 26th, but there will be even more stands for you to explore on the day! iHeartBerlin will also be present with a booth and you’ll be able to get your hands on our books and other products.
UY x Evelyn Bencicova
Did we grab your attention? In the last issue of our series A Guide to Berlin Fashion we wrote about the sporty side of style. Now we want to cover the b-side of being en vogue: fetish-inspired fashion.
In both fashion and Berlin anything is possible. What you wear is who you are and vice versa. Fashion is a part of expressing yourself and sometimes even the most private parts of your persona need to find an outlet. Let’s say you have a fetish. Let’s say for latex. To enjoy and express said fetish, you don’t want cheap, smelling rubber materials. You want high quality, prêt-à-porter pieces that combine your lust for latex and your standard of style. Well, don’t look any further, we present to you 7 of the most interesting, exclusive designers of the city with a slight love for kink. Certainly, even Anna Wintour would consider wearing some of these looks. At least in the privacy of her NY townhouse.
If you don’t entertain a specific fetish yet, we’re sure after checking out the following designers you’ll want to cultivate a kinky preference of your own. Enjoy the racy chic straight outta Berlin after the jump.
A great team is always ready to win. So far we are really happy that two of our good friends, the Edged Showroom girls and the guys from Kaltblut-Magazine joined forces to support and present young designers. The EDGED Showroom takes place from the 14th to 17th of January on Torstrasse 100 in Mitte and will see emerging names from Taiwan and Sweden present their collections to national and international press and buyers. Our guest photographer Olga Khristolyubova was at the opening and collected some impressions for you guys.
For me fashion labels that only design for women are rather uninteresting. The provocative men’s fashion blog Dandy Diary proves that men like to dress in unusual designs, too. Luckily, most of the contestants Evoque Fashion Award have submitted menwear collections. Particularly interesting is the collection Shadow City of the recently discovered label Dyn, as well as the collection Suwannapuhm from Land Phuengkit. Both of them show very different sides of menswear and I wonder why they are still missing in my wardrobe.
However, I believe there are many more designers in Germany, aren’t there? Where are you? Do not hide your collections! We want to see them! Berlin designers, where are you? Take the chance to show your collection at the Evoque Fashion Award!
If you would also enjoy a new style in your wardrobe you shouldn’t miss our next raffle. Together with Range Rover we are giving away a Topshop/Topman voucher worth 300 EUR. To participate you only have to leave a comment below and tell us, which one of the contestants is your favorite. More about it after the jump. Read on…
Well, even in times of economic crisis people want to distract from their ugly faces and hide their unpropotioned bodies behind new and avantgarde clothes. So forget about the Bible, forget about the Divine Comedy, forget about the Capital and forget about all the other very important books you should read in your live but just don’t have the time, interest and intellectual capabilities for.
There is just one book that all the unperfect and unfortunate but vain people really need. 100 New Fashion Designers not only has a really good selection of designers, it also presents them in a smart and sophisticated way. And there is even text inside! No, but seriously for me the young, just graduated designers are way more interesting than big companies. I never got the vibe with the big names anyway. More pictures out of the book after the jump.