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Author: Mary Scherpe

Sweet Treat: Affogato at Cuore di Vetro

The heat hit Berlin a couple of days ago, and if you’re looking for a sweet treat with enough sugar and caffeine to get you through the rest of the hot day, try the Affogato, an espresso poured over one (or two) delicious scoops of vanilla ice cream, at Cuore di Vetro, Max-Beer-Straße 33 in Mitte. Their pistachio ice cream is also pretty good.

Backstage: Augustin Teboul Summer 2014

I am very happy to present another set of Joseph Wolfgang Ohlert’s photographies from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin, this time from the presentation of Augustin Teboul. The label showed its newest pieces in a former supermarket building from the 60s. Their deep-black and heavily embroidered designs were decorated with elaborate head-jewelry and very white faces, easily creating, once again, one of the most impressing collections of this fashion week.
Take a look at all the amazing shots from backstage:

Joseph Wolfgang Ohlert Julian Zigerli

On the Runway: Julian Zigerli Summer 2014

During Fashion Week, there’s only so much I can do myself – too many shows in too little time, and every season there’s the unpleasant double-date, the two shows I really want to see but sadly are happening at the same time. This time it was Julian Zigerli’s presentation that I missed because I attended Achtland’s (fabulous) runway show. Luckily, Joseph Wolfgang Ohlert, a young photography student at Ostkreuzschule, with high ambitions and even higher talent, visited Zigerli backstage and sent me his analogue snaps, that I am very happy to present here:

On the Runway: Lala Berlin Summer 2014

Whatever Leyla Piedayesh does with her label Lala Berlin, she’s doing it right – always reciting the latest trends (heads with wide brims, pastel prints, sweaters with bold motifs, impressing reds) without appearing to be a copy-cat, she and her team of Lala Girls create looks and pieces that prompt a certain must-have-feel that’s needed to make a label not only creatively, but also commercially successful. Her next summer collection, presented during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin at the former Opernwerkstätten in Mitte, is full of these kind of moments. I felt it with the floor-length trenchcoat in light pink, with the bold summer knits, the light-blue shorts in summer tweed, and last but not least with the oversized kaftan with a giant monstera plant print in bright pink hues. Yes, I can see me spending the short weeks of Berlin summer in this kind of clothing.