Author: Mary Scherpe

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.

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: