photos: Damien Vignaux / Elroy
Tomorrow the second Live Networking for Fashion & Art event will take place in Berlin at Platoon Kunsthalle presenting the designers JULIAANDBEN, Ivan Man, Twisted Talents, Dandie Zimmermanm, Isabel Stasinski, Appollo Krieg, Perlensäue and Marina Ballerina. When I researched all of these designers I was pleasantly surprised because except for the first two I didnt know any of them and almost all of them are really cool. So I’m extra excited for tomorrows shows. Apart from the shows there will also be some extra goodies, such as nail art by The Shit Shop, a photobooth by Canon, hair styling by Persona Non Grata, and art by Paul Vogeler.
To get you in the mood I want to show you the new Spring/Summer 2014 collection of one of my favorite labels from Berlin: JULIAANDBEN. This might very well be the best collection that designer Julia Heuse has ever done. She came up with some really great new pieces while still maintaining her iconic artsy and grungey style. The collection is very versatile with a good mix of very wearable and clean pieces and some outstanding eyecatchers. I love it! More of it after the jump.
The Torstraße has been the hub for showrooms and pop-up stores during this fashion week. Beside the new Happy Shop and the Edged Designer Sale and Showroom the Nokia Pop-Up Fashion Café was one of the hotspots on the streets. The concept was a combination of a fashion lounge and cafe, a young designer showroom and a temporary photo studio where fashion photographer Yves Borgwardt shot the smartest looks of upcoming designers on young faces and fashionistas of Berlin for the new campaign for the Nokia C7 Smartphone.
While I was visiting the stunning showpiece collection of Julie Eilenberger was about to be shot in the studio. Julie was part of the Designer Scouts runway show about a year ago and it was great to see her new styles up-close. The UdK graduate currently interns at Christopher Kane in London and I’m really curious what she has lined-up next.
In the showroom I also shoke hands with the young designer Ivan Man who presented a very nice menswear collection. Some impressions of my visit at the fashion cafe after the jump. The Nokia Pop-Up Café will move on to Munich (January 27-29) and Düsseldorf (Febuary 3-5) next.