It’s actually embarrassing, that this blog post is written only now. It should’ve been written months ago, when this beauty of a little boutique opened. Considering I met Jen Gilpin, the owner and creative director of the label DSTM for the first time over six years ago and have followed her career ever since. Anyway, take a look into one of the prettiest boutiques of Mitte: DSTM.
Purwin & Radczun are a rarity. Being one of the few, if not the only true bespoke tailoring company in Germany, they are trying to revive a craftsmanship that seem to have been lost. Founded two years ago, the tailoring studio located at Landwehrkanal produces shirts, suits, smokings and coats for men and women in a traditional way with over 80 hours of work going into a single piece. I visited their studio to find out more about the development of the idea and the process of creating a suit.
Once again I was invited to be part of the entourage of the Vogue Germany team for last night’s Fashion Night Out to photograph the shopping extravaganza. Editor in chief Christiane Arp was accompanied by model Anja Rubik and her husband Sasha Knezevic on a tour between Quartier 206, Departmentstore, Schumacher, Hermès, Louis Vuitton and KaDeWe. Here are some of my favorite pictures, you can find even more on Vogue.de.
Shopping Berlin based designers in Berlin isn’t as easy as it should be – most of them make a living thanks to their sales in Asia, others just don’t make enough sales at all. This is why I made that guide – clothing needs to be bought to be worn. It’s over a year since I first published the first edition of “How to shop Berlin designers in Berlin” guide and naturally, quite a lot of things have changed. Some stores closed or changed their concept, others opened or have taken over new designers and so I updated the guide with all the new information that was available to me.
In case you’re missing something in this list, don’t hesitate and leave a comment below.
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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: