Bless is by far the most creative fashion/accessory/interior/everything label we’ve got in Berlin – no wonder their store is as creative as the rest of their work. It’s located in a 3rd floor Altbau apartment on the border of Mitte and Prenzlauer Berg, and the store manager, Jordan Davidson, not only works, but actually lives here.
The area around Markthalle 9 is – surprisingly – not only a center for foodies, but for fashion designers. More than one of the city’s best talents established their studios in the surrounding streets. And one of them just opened up his first shop – Michael Sontag.
Mercedes-Benz Berlin Fashion Week lies behind us and if you’d ask me (and some do) what to wear next season, I’d say yellow in all its shades. Yet, Berlin fashion is about so much more! The “week” though regularly suffers from disappointment when either the boss of the biggest trade show announces he has enough of Berlin and is moving South (to come back again for summer, because summer), or big newspapers dig out stories of failed fashion brands or take the move of one (albeit a great one) brand as symptomatic for a whole sector. Despite all this rumors, many initiatives thrive, like Premium and Seek, two beautiful trade shows working closely with Berlin newcomers…
I love Berlin fashion, you know that. So you might be able to imagine how my little fashion-heart almost broke to pieces when Thomas and Oliver, the genius minds behind ACHTLAND, told me they’re leaving Berlin and are going back to London. Of course I instantly knew that the business they’re building can only benefit from that step, still, sad patriotic emotions swept over me. I couldn’t help but ask them: WHY!?
Temporary Showroom is not your typical designer clothing store. In fact, there is much more going on behind the scenes than its modern, floor-to-ceiling glass shopfront would have you believe. Aside from selling fresh fashion by Y-3, MM6, United Nude, Opening Ceremony, or A.D. Deertz, the store also operates as a press and sales agency that showcases selected brands during Fashion Weeks around the world.