Fashion in Berlin: Behind the scenes of Achtland

Thomas Bentz and Oliver Lührs of Achtland
Thomas Bentz and Oliver Lührs of Achland at the final fitting the day before their final show in Berlin in January 2014.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin is in full swing this week, which means dozens of runway shows are held throughout the city – models walking the newest creations of German designers is mostly a mere 15mins enjoyment for the audience, but, however, a week-long, if not months-long pursuit for the designers presenting. It’s not only about creating an original yet consistent collection that will appeal to journalists looking for the newest trends and buyers looking for pieces that are actually wearable, but finding an interesting venue, casting the best models, styling convincing looks, designing an attractive setting, playing the most fitting music and having the best light etc. Most of the times, the looks are only finally defined minutes before the show starts. I joined the very promising young duo of Oliver Lührs and Thomas Bentz and their label Achtland for a short while during the preparations for their runway show presenting the new winter collection for 2014/15:

Andreas Krings, stylist
The final casting the day before the show – stylist Andreas Krings, casting director Julia Lange and the designers in the studio of Achtland in Kreuzberg.
Charlene Högger at Achtland
Model Charlene Hoegger presenting a look at the final casting a day before the show.
The making of the hair accessories.
Customized shoes by Unnützer for the Achtland show.
Customized shoes by Unnützer for the Achtland show.
Achtland Venue
At the venue, Bärensaal at the Stadthaus in Mitte, on the day of the show – the final rehearsal.
A model a the very final fitting just minutes before the show.
Model Daphne waiting backstage for the final rehearsal before the show.
A final fitting with Andreas Krings and Julia Lange
A rack with clothing and look shots backstage
Achtland, Andreas Krings
Andreas Krings and model Daphne during the final rehearsal.
Achtland front row at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin
Berlin celebrities dressed in Achtland’s spring collection sitting front-row minutes before the show.
The show starts.
The show starts.
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