The Fashionable Christmas Week

Dont Shoot The Messengers

While putting together the new event guide for the upcoming week I sort of got an overdose of Christmas markets and sales. There are once again plenty! Well I have all my presents together already, but have you? Luckily this week gets mixed up with some fashion related events. Phew! More events after the break.

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DESIGNER SCOUTS goes Achteinhalb

Clarissa Labin SS11

You probably thought after two big fashion shows and one swap market we would be through with Designer Scouts for this year. Well, think again! This Friday our latest collaboration will see the day of light. Gina, my partner and better half of Designer Scouts, has teamed up with the guys from 8 1/2 Wochen to build up a new concept store in Prenzlauer Berg. Achteinhalb will open its doors this Friday giving you the best in avantgarde fashion from Berlin. Many of the designers that we have worked with this year will be available in the store, amongst them Esther Perbandt, JULIAANDBEN, Paula Immich, Liebig and Carni, as well as many other new pearls like Clarissa Labin that Gina and I have discovered together in London at the On/Off showroom. Come by on Friday to the grand opening, there will be drinks, snacks and music. Details after the jump.

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A bit of Berlin Fashion


Beloved Berlin-based label JULIAANDBEN are starting their annual sale this Saturday. They will not only have a sale on their stock, but also sell rare sample pieces and prototypes. So it’s worth dropping by to find very unique pieces of their previous collections.

Tiedeken, former half of Berlin-based label Wedel&Tiedeken, are launching their new winter collection at the A7 store this Saturday at Almstadtstr. 7. During the event they will also preview their upcoming summer collection.

At the end of the month, the 24th of September to be exact, avant-garde designer Paula Immich is having a shopping night at her Salon at Brunnenstr. 53.

A day after you can also get your hands on some labels that are NOT from Berlin at the Wood Wood stock sale at Rückerstr. 4.

Flyers of all four sales events after the jump.

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What to swap?



For those who might wonder, what kind of clothes there will be at the SKYY SWAP MARKET, apart from all the vintage pearls that you guys are bringing to the Swap Spots Das Neue Schwarz, La Lip and Glücklich Am Park these days there is also gonna be lots of great clothes by the hottest young and avantgarde designers in town which are:

C.Neeon, JULIAANDBEN, Adddress, Esther Perbandt, A.D.Deertz, Franzius, Blame, Mikenke, Moga E Mago, Carni, Aschön, Burkhardt Möllmann, Howitzweissbach, Von Bardonitz, Ica Watermelon, Magdalena Schaffrin, Tata Christiane, Maniko, Comtesse de la Haye, Gabriel & Schwan, 25 Pieces and quite a few more.

After the jump you will get a small preview of some of the pieces that are gonna be available at the market. We will publish them all one by one on the new Designer Scouts blog. Make sure to register for the swap market and for the party here.

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Absorbed Landscapes


Berlin-based design duo JULIAANDBEN never cease to amaze me. When I first saw their new Spring Summer 2011 lookbook I was a bit in shock as it was so good I was worried I might have to buy every single piece of it. Not kidding, EVERY single piece (excluding the girl’s dresses, or maybe not?).

Their new collection is a mix of great new looks with some classic JULIAANDBEN pieces (specifiacally the tie-dye look they are known for). I especially love the digital print jacket and the transparent black knit shirt. And everything else, too. By the look of it many pieces are unisex. Clever. More after the jump.

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Contemporary Totem Boy

Contemporary Totem

He watches over our tribe with tender hands and kind eyes. A sucker for style (or love). A collector of ideas (or kisses). A giver of hope (or blowjobs). He is our modern day totem (or just a boy in a t-shirt).

This Thursday Berlin-based designers JULIAANDBEN (whos style is hot as flying shit) invite all suckers for fashion into their house to celebrate the launch of their new line Contemporary Totem, with DJs Hugo Capablanca and Krawallbürste Brohm. You can buy their new Totem shirts and totes (which are each limited to 150 pieces and will get a new design every two months) in the JULIAANDBEN Online Store. More totem boy magic and the details after the jump.

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Berlin Designer Sale


Reality Studio & A.D.Deertz

When I tried to put an outfit together this morning I realized that I urgently need new clothes. So the big Designer Sale at apartment this Sunday comes in quite handy. Almost half of the .HBC Couture: Designer Scouts labels will be their including my fave JULIAANDBEN, as well as A.D.Deertz and Dont Shoot The Messengers. I’m also looking forward to Butterfly Soulfire, Vladimir Karaleev and Reality Studio. The details and full list of designers and labels after the jump.

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Temporary Designer Sale


Von Bardonitz

Today a big designer sale is going to open up for 4 weeks at Oderbergerstraße 48. Many cool Berlin-based designer will be there, quite a few that have also been part of .HBC Couture: Designer Scouts which are JULIAANDBEN, A.D.Deertz, Von Bardonitz and DONT SHOOT THE MESSENGERS. Also quite interesting are Butterfly Soulfire, Lapaporter, Poti Poti, Esther Perband, Penkov and Boessert/Schorn. There will also be some art and photography. It’s gonna be open from Monday through Saturday from noon till eight. Pop by!

Julia and Ben and Me


Since I discovered these Berlin designers I am obsessed with them and a frequent visitor of their shop at Torstraße. I must have been wearing their sweatpants almost every day in summer. And my collection of JULIAANDBEN T-Shirts has also become quite impressive this year. Now I am awaiting a trench coat that I ordered and I can’t wait to get it in my hands.

On my last visit to their website I noticed that they now have an online shop which is a delight for those of you that don’t live in Berlin or don’t have time to go shopping. It carries many pieces of their current winter collection, mostly the boy’s and unisex stuff, as well as various T-Shirts from their ongoing basic line. I hear the girl’s stuff will be added next week as well.

Take a look after the jump at my selection that you can actually order online.

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By the pool


A few weeks ago I had the chance to join a portfolio photo shooting with a few of the pieces by Berlin based designer duo JULIAANDBEN. The shoot took place in a really interesting location: An old public pool that is now used as a camping side. Look after the jump for some backstage impressions.

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