When the days are getting colder in Berlin and rain is overtaking Misses Suns magic power it seems that winter depression is getting of the starting blocks. This is the time when people are finding themselves being caught in the middle, whether to be mourning over the last summer days or celebrating autumn as one of the greatest designers ever. Fashion folks are normally not even patient enough to wait until the first of November to show off their new autumn beauties. Coats, hats and scarfs are superseding the past role of ballerinas and light blazerish jackets leading to the fact that during German Press Days you can get the chance to be seeing the collections reviewed during the last press days on actual people while inhaling the upcoming SS14 collections. (more…)
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I don’t know what about you guys but every time it comes to Berlin, Copenhagen, Stockholm or Barcelona Fashion Weeks I’m keen to catch up with the latest talents who tend to take a different view on the new ‘in-s’. Berlin definitely has a special place in my heart; it’s fresh and young and through a constant progress, the fashion week provides a great vibe of cool and authentic designs just as did again among others Hien Le, Augustin Teboul, the ever rebellious Patrick Mohr or the newcomer Achtland. I’m quite conservative when it comes to relationships, in contrast I do enjoy falling in love with different designers in each season and I guess the latter predicts that I sort of fell in love with Achtland – at first sight.
The designer duo with the creatives: Oliver Lühr and Thomas Bentz behind the label recalled a beautifully pure collection that spoke of perfectly shaped pieces, layered textures and rich embroidery visualising a bird-paradies and Japanese cherry blossoms that draw upon the inspiration of the Prinzhorn Collection (go check out the wonderful art collection mostly drawn by pencil or crayons by patients in psychiatric hospitals at the dawn of the 20th century.) While the collection balanced sophistication with cool, effortless with structured where blue hues and pastels took over, there was also a hint of rough seams, an allure of strong yellows and a story behind. To add some more of an up front touch, Achtland teamed up with no one less than Christian Louboutin for the perfectly matching flat menswear-inspired shoes that contrasted and yet completed the looks perfectly, as well did the John Lennon-like sunnies. If you’re asking me, the Achtland duo have created the most stand-out collection that was both eclectic and coherent and would have also come through in Paris or Milan, thus have assuredly set the new one-to-watch for the press, the tastemakers and not least for us.
Ich weiß nicht, was mit euch ist, aber jedes Mal, wenn es um die Berlin, Kopenhagen, Stockholm oder Barcelona Fashion Weeks geht, bin ich gespannt, mich über die neuesten Talente zu informieren, die oftmals eine andere Sichtweise auf das, was aktuell In ist, haben. (more…)
A very intense week is behind us and now we have a great summary of the freshly ended Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin, written by the lovely and talented Julia. She is an absolute fashion-insider, living in Berlin and by our plan from now on she will tell us about the most important fashion happenings of the capital of Germany. Read our very first article of BERLIN Special by Julia Langenhan.
It is comprehensively difficult to come to a point or make a conclusion after a week where active fusion of fashion, art, people, words and inspiration are taking place. It seems to be a never-ending capturing vortex. Either you dedicate yourself to it, let it affect you and draw on the fantasy that is provided or you do not let it get you. I was actually pleased and honored to start off Berlin Fashion Week 2013 with the first big show indeed. Hien Le, a Berlin based designer who has its roots far east in Laos, was assigned to open the MBFW at the principal location of the event in the back of the Brandenburger Tor. I do not think that anyone is able to emphasize with Hien and the pressure he had with the opening. I do think that if you really know what you are doing, when you gave your heart and soul for it, nothing can ever alleviate your passionate triumph. Hien Le’s SS14 collection was as fantastic as a opening collection should be. He mixed his remarkable classics with hints of unexpected immensity and implemented everything as minimalistically perfect as even possible. A great example for high-end fashion and corresponding taste. No surrounding was too flamboyant as if one could have been distracted from what is happening there. The impact of his collection was nearly tangible. His idea of fusion nature and abstraction in form of prints that left space for individual interpretation was absolutely felicitous and the selection of fabrics as excellent as always.
Exorbitant contrast to the perfection we saw at the Hien Le catwalk was created by Patrick Mohr, who indeed established his reputation through not too discreet provocation that, as he is assuring, is not meant to be provactive at all. (more…)