The moment just before Vladimir Karaleev’s show is starting is always my most exciting moment during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin, usually I just can’t wait to see his new collection being presented on the runway to make my personal order list for the coming season. And the list will be a long one once again.
While staying very true to his signature designs of open seams and many layers, he added a more than interesting focus on the mix of materials to his new winter collection. And, what might be more exciting for some of you, he re-started his menswear collection. Although some of the men’s pieces seem to have been designed specifically for an Asian market: the tunic dresses and shiny plastic jackets with transparent arms a very impressive blue probably won’t appeal to the main European customer (which is hopefully completely untrue, I must add).
Vladimir Karaleev has his favorit colors, ranging between vibrant blue and soft creme beige, styled with heavy sky-high platform boots.
I like to see how his collections get more and more complex with each season while sticking to a significant look that is just very similar to my own aesthetic and how I want to dress.