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Author: Mary Scherpe

On the Runway: Michael Sontag Summer 2014

Taking pictures of Michael Sontag’s runway presentations is always a pleasure. His dramatic one-spot light hitting the softly flowing silk drapery makes it easy to snap some beautiful shots.
He created a strong look for the coming summer – his silk shirts and dresses are layered over luxurious t-shirts, a style still revoking memories of the 90s, but done in a quasi high-fashion version embellished with crystals. His bold colors of choice were a rich turquoise as well as a very sunny yellow, layered with a modest beige fabric, grey jersey and deep black. See some of my highlights here:

On the Runway: Kaviar Gauche Summer 2014

Back in Berlin after one season in Paris, the Berlin based label Kaviar Gauche decided to present their new collection in the fascinating space of St. Agnes, a former church built in the 60s as an icon of German brutalism architecture, in Kreuzberg. The church has recently been acquired to be remodeled as a gallery by Johan König and is now also used as an event space.
The giant main hall of the church was dramatically lit when a selection of pret-a-porter and Kaviar Gauche’s signature bridal wear was presented to the audience. Hence it was no problem, to take some pretty pictures:

Guide: Summer 2013

I’m writing this while the sun is shining bright and merciless, frying your brain when you walk on the sunny side of the street, softening your heart when you lie in the park. Summer is without question the seasonal reason for hundreds, thousands to move to Berlin every year. Although, Berlin’s summer is always coming too late, staying too short, leaving too early. It’s desperately yearned for, thoroughly enjoyed and crushingly missed.
Anyway, right now it’s full on and to be revelled every day, every hour, every minute and here are some tips on how to do it right:

Art in Berlin: White Bouncy Castle

Well yes, this is a giant white bouncy castle. For adults. And it’s even more fun than you already expect it to be. The artist and choreographer William Forsythe placed it in the Naturpark Schöneberger Südgelände for the festival Foreign Affairs.
You should go and bounce asap, the euphoria is unmatched, as is the exhaustion that will quickly set in. Was it that hard back when we were kids? We don’t remember and we don’t care as long as we can bounce, bounce, bounce.
The White Bouncy Castle is bounceable for 20mins until July 14th, admission 4 Euros.
Tue–Wed & Fri 14:00–19:30
Thu 16:00–22:00
Sat–Sun 12:00–18:00