Author: Mary Scherpe

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:

On the Runway: Vladimir Karaleev Summer 2014

Vladimir Karaleev’s presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin is always highly anticipated by many. This time he showed a smaller pre-collection of his upcoming summer 2014 show, that will be fully shown at Paris Fashion Week this October. Nevertheless, beautiful colors and fabrics in his signature styles convinced the audience (and myself, naturally).

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

On the Runway: Achtland Summer 2014

This season, my high-light of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin already happened Tuesday evening: the first runway show of Achtland at Kronprinzenpalais. Thomas Bentz and Oliver Lühr, the creative minds behind the label, finally decided to show their pieces in a classic runway show, choosing a classicist palais at Unter den Linden.