Twice a year, Berlin becomes the stage for some of the country’s leading names in fashion. These designers display their version of the future of fashion at Berlin Fashion Week. We watched this year’s shows with interest and wanted to share some of our favorite moments with you.
As in previous years, Mercedes-Benz is inviting the winner of the Grand Prix du Jury Première Vision or of the Chloé Prize in “The Shortlisted” category from the International Festival for Fashion, Photography and Fashion Accessories in Hyères to show his/her collection at the MBFW Berlin in July 2018. This sponsorship for a talented young designer is part of the company’s International Designer Exchange Program. This season, Dutch label BOTTER, winner of the Grand Prix du Jury PREMIÈRE VISION will show their collection as part of MBFW.
Dutch duo Botter kicked off the show with a casual streetwear collection. Oversized jackets and shirts gave the collection a loose, relaxed vibe. Models also wore fishing nets around their wrists and plastic bags around their necks. This strong statement against plastic pollution in the oceans did not go unnoticed.
Danny Reinke is characterised by a “German Nerdiness”, which is reflected in the individuality, irony and intelligence of its creations and styling. The label was founded in 2014 by Danny Reinke and Julien Kelch. What is special about the label are the lush, individual shapes with detailed embellishments through pearl embroidery and structures, as well as the unconventional handling of textures. Playing with colours creates fashion with couture aspects, from high-quality materials, which is handmade.
This young designer showed a fresh and also youthful collection at Berlin Fashion Week this year. With knee high socks and even cocktail-length tulle gowns being the accessory of choice. The combination of long shorts, high-neck blouses, and knee socks gave many of his looks a distinctively Scout vibe.
I’VR Isabel Vollrath merges fashion and art. Dresses become sculptures and outfits resemble collages. Isabel Vollrath’s designs transcend clothing, each piece is spun with a golden wit. Signature silhouettes are structural, abstract pieces that caress the female figure and express the designer’s fierce passion for extraordinary textures and high-end details, while displaying her strong background in bespoke tailoring.
Isabell Vollrath’s collection featured luxe fabrics worked into sculptural designs, from dresses to blouses and pants. While the unique silhouettes impressed us, we really loved the collections chic color palette featuring golds, coppers, and also sky blues.
Marina Hoermanseder is a Berlin-based womenswear label and combines the finest artisanal sophistication with eccentric yet elegant designs. The collection unites progressive cuts with fetish elements, experimenting with sharp contrasts and playing with the beauty of the unconventional. Precisely fitted leather corsets and intricate closures are combined with delicately flowing fabrics. With slender silhouettes and subtle details such as leather straps, buckles, gathering and rivets, Hoermanseder creates an interplay between the avantgarde and ready to wear.
Marina Hoermanseder’s ’90s-inspired collection was a rainbow dream. Cotton candy skirts and blouses walked the runway with geometric black and white prints. Ruffles and tulle abounded in this feminine collection.
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