The Anaglyph 3D Fashion Show in Animated GIFs

The Anaglyph 3D Fashion Show in Animated GIFs

For me one of the most stunning events of the recent Berlin Fashion Week was the Anaglyph show at Heimathafen Neukölln. Not only was it at amazing venue for a fashion show, but also the designs were great and the projected 3D stereoscopic animations accompanying the choreography of the models were really spectacular.

It’s been a while that I made a animated GIF photo set of a fashion show, but this one was calling for it. So I hope I’m bringing a new dimension to this otherwise already fully loaded presentation. Enjoy the animated photos as well as a little video documentation about the Anaglyph project after the jump. By the way, if you happen to have a pair of stereoscopic 3D glasses (the ones that have one red and one blue glass, not the grey ones from the cinema) than you will actually be able to see the 3D effect in my photos and GIFs.

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MIDI – The HTW 4th Semester Fashion Show

MIDI – The HTW 4th Semester Fashion Show

photos: Olga Khristolyubova

After the UdK and the Weißensee fashion shows I would like to now come to the one school that I used to study at (though not in the design department): The HTW. They don’t really have a graduates show like the other schools, but the 4th semester design students have been independantly organizing their own show for a while now. This year it was called MIDI and took place at the new Kiki Blofeld in Schöneweide, not too far from the HTW school. The HTW is mostly known to be the most technical and industry-oriented of the three public universities where you can study fashion in Berlin. This doesn’t mean that the students there are less experimental and daring with their designs. Especially in the early semesters there is a lot of room to go wild. So the 4th semester show has been once again an interesting mix of ideas and styles. We sent our contributing photographer Olga to capture some impressions for you. Enjoy!

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seefashion14 Fashion Show

seefashion14 Fashion Show

On Monday of last week the students and graduates of the Kunsthochschule Weissensee unofficially opened the Berlin Fashion Week with a runway show of their work and final collections at the backyard and gallery of the Aufbauhaus in front of Prince Charles. It had to overcome some obsticles in the form of heavy rain that caused a delay, a short blackout and a slippery runway. But the designs made up for the circumstance and they delivered an interesting and diverse show with many great and inspiring looks and ideas. As we love to support young talents we want to use our platform to present you some of the work we have seen at the seefashion14 show. Enjoy our gallery after the jump on 4 pages.

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Berlin Fashion Week Special: FIER Vitrine

Berlin Fashion Week Special: FIER Vitrine

Our third special recommendation for you for the upcoming Berlin Fashion Week goes out to the FIER Vitrine. Our friends Nico and Lisa from FIER management have been quite busy in the past couple of years supporting the independant and alternative young designer scene. For their new event on Tuesday, July 8 they have curated an impressive line-up of young international avant-garde designers who will present their new collections in the form of fashion presentations, performances, screenings and installations at the amazing Lehrter Siebzehn location near Hauptbahnhof.

In support of the awesome new iPhone travel app Friendly Berlin that we are currently working on we asked the guys from FIER management about their most interesting places in Berlin for the fashion-savvy explorer and they came up with a really great Fashionable Berlin Guide that you should check out here or download the Friendly Berlin iPhone app here. It’s a really good list of interesting shops and places that will come in handy during Fashion Week.

After the jump we will give you a preview of the ten participating talented designers from the FIER Vitrine event and party on Tuesday. If you are into innovative and artistic design this will be a must-go event for you. Make sure to register for the guestlist now.

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The Ultimate Berlin Fashion Week Event & Party Guide

The Ultimate Berlin Fashion Week Event & Party Guide

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!

>>> Berlin Fashion Week Event & Party Guide July 2014 <<<

Berlin Fashion: The ESMOD Graduates Show 2014

Berlin Fashion: The ESMOD Graduates Show 2014

On Monday night the ESMOD Berlin – School of Design showcased the first graduates of their new Bachelor program of fashion design on a runway at the new Bikini Berlin. We’ve been following their graduate shows for a while now and are always amazed by the talent that this school is bringing out. Every year the collections seem to be better than before and this year we liked almost every single one of them. Especially the amount of menswear is exciting for us and those collections we liked a lot. We totally agree with the three awarded collections by Jean-Cédric Sow, who won the Jury Price, Thomas Cardelli who won the Creator Price and Sojin Park who received the Golden Needle. Looking forward to what these designers will be doing in the future! After the jump you can see a huge photo set of our favorite looks. Enjoy!

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Watch the Louis Vuitton AW14/15 Womenswear Fashion Show

Watch the Louis Vuitton AW14/15 Womenswear Fashion Show

photo: Lea Colombo for Dazed Digital

One of the biggest – if not the THE biggest – highlights of the fashion world is happening today at 10:06h in the morning: The womenswear fashion show of Louis Vuitton for Autumn/Winter 2014-15 in Paris. The LV shows are not simply runway shows, they are spectacles with big impressive sets, stunning designs and the creme de la creme of celebrities in the front row. If you don’t believe me head over to Dazed Digital that have some wonderful photos of the last show that had glamorous escalators, a mary-go-round and a fountain. Of course it’s super hard to get a ticket, that’s why Louis Vuitton is also streaming the show live on their website as well as on a small selection of blogs such as ours. So if you want to be amazed by the latest Vuitton show, look no further than behind the jump for the live stream.

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Esther Perbandt 10th Anniversary Photos

Esther Perbandt 10th Anniversary Photos

photo: Oliver Rath

Last week a very special event that I have anticipated a lot happened at Volksbühne Berlin on the big stage of this prestigious theatre. Esther Perbandt, one of my favorite avant-garde designers in Berlin, celebrated the 10th anniversary of her label. Knowing beforehand what she had planned for this special occasion I was super excited.

I was one of the few photographers that were installed on stage right in the middle of the show, so I saw everything up close. When the big curtain opened the light stayed off and an eclectic experimental sound choir began to sing hauntingly. The mood was set perfectly. After a while the lights came on a contemporary dancer dressed in Perbandt gave a performance in the vain of Valeska Gert, the inspiration for Esther’s new collection titled Grotesque. It was great to see fashion combined with dance in such a theatrical manner. Once the dance was over the runway show started and models came from the side walking into the audience and back. Seeing it from the back with all the lights and people in the background was really stunning and the excellent electronic music that was playing really gave me goosebumps. What a fucking cool show! And the collection was also great to look at, the best one she has done so far for sure.

Once the show was over Esther came out with her assistant with confetti rain and standing ovations. It was such a moment of glory. As if having your name spelled across one of the most impressive buildings in town isn’t already enough this show was probably the biggest highlight of her entire career. Right after the curtains closed I gave Esther a hug and she was still shaking of excitement. Very understandable! For me it was one of the best shows that I have seen in all of the years that I went to Berlin Fashion Week.

After the jump we have 3 photo sets for you from this amazing event. On page one we have backstage photos by our guest contributor Olga Khristolyubova, on page two we have the runway photos by Oliver Rath and on page 3 we have photos from the big after show party by me. Enjoy!

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The Perfection of Augustin Teboul

The Perfection of Augustin Teboul

photos: Dunja Antic

When visiting or speaking about Berlin Fashion Week you will hear a lot of bitching and nagging how Berlin is so not cool, totally can’t measure up with other cities, is trying to hard and doesn’t have any interesting designers here. Even though I do agree that this season seemed a bit unexciting when I first saw the schedule, I have to admit that I saw some really outstanding collections last week. Among them the ones from Patrick Mohr, Esther Perbandt, Julian Zigerli, Mads Dinesen, and Marina Hoermanseder, to name only a few. I totally disagree with the criticism of Berlin Fashion Week. We very well have interesting designers here, and even if they are not so many, the few are all the better. And as we all know it’s the quality that counts, not the quantity.

Augustin Teboul belong to the exquisit circle of designers that stand out and can absolutely measure up with internationally renowned labels. There collections are always great, but this one was exceptional I think. Maybe because for the first time they also used nude colors instead of all black. But also the pieces themselves and the styling was stunning. Enjoy some shots of the Fall/Winter 2014/15 show titled Equinoxe by Dunja Antic after the jump.

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Patrick Mohr and the Freedom of work hard to be mohr

Patrick Mohr and the Freedom of work hard to be mohr

Avant-garde fashion has to lead away from commercial and aesthetic boundaries, create new ways of perceptions or conceptualize society throughout the medium of garment, which is rather difficult if not impossible sometimes. Therefore designers tend to create statements less through the products of their creativity itself but furthermore with the presentation. Munich-based designer Patrick Mohr was often criticized for displaying unprovocative fashion in a provocative manner. Presenting rather simple outfits on homeless people, body-builders or albino models his fashion shows were always a reason for the news to project scandals.

In the last two seasons Mohr sticks to working with unconventional presentations and unique models, but also impressing with his designs. Last season’s collection called Human and this season called work hard and be mohr brought his aesthetics to a new level. The entire collection is made of a strong electric blue that created a nearly magical energy in the room. Using only black models Patrick Mohr wanted to criticize the predominance of white models throughout all the fashion industry. The models where standing in little triangle shaped pillars. Labels on the top of the pillars read in bold German words “Freiheit beschreibt die Fähigkeit des Menschen, willentlich zu handeln!” (Freedom is the ability of mankind to act deliberately).

Even if this sounds very socially conscious, I wonder how Mohr defines his freedom as an avant-garde designer. Because even if you don’t have to create fashion for the mass markets, you are still depending on sponsors or on other economic suppliers that have influence on your work in one way or another. I think that even if Patrick can work hard to be mohr as much as he wants, he can never be deliberately free in his designs. Nontheless he presented one of my favourite collections during the Berlin Fashion week, which you can admire in the fantastic backstage-shootings from our talented photographer Olga Khristolyubova after the jump.

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