Tag: Berlin Fashion Week

Hien Le at Berlin Fashion Week, photographed by Mary Scherpe / Stil in Berlin

Berlin Fashion: Hien Le

Berlin Fashion Week is rolling and I was lucky enough to attend the show of one of my favorites: Hien Le. He presented his new designs for summer 2016 in the chic halls of Kronprinzenpalais on Unter den Linden for a selection of guests. If we trust Le, we’re all gonna look even sportier next summer, however, he created a very sophisticated version of the sportswear trend with materials that are too delicate to risk any rolling on the grass. This collection featuring boxy short-sleeved shirts and flowing tennis-skirts is more to look active while sipping some white wine at a roof-top party. I loved the colors and their refreshing combinations, as always, and already made my shopping-list for my tennis inspired look next summer.

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Recap: Berlin Fashion Week

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…

Fashion in Berlin: Vladimir Karaleev Winter 2014

Fashion Week is long over, but the pieces of Vladimir Karaleev’s new collection still spin in my head and I get a little scared thinking of the length of my want-list… Yet again, he managed to give me goosebumps and made my heart beat faster while the models presented the clothing to the sound of an instrumental Lorde piece. I’m not sure how, but he managed to make the most rusty fabrics look elegant, to give loosely drapes and open seams a finesse. And then when he does sexy, so subtle yet so intriguing – like the final dress, a black velvet number with a front view as unobtrusive, as the surprisingly exciting open back.  I’m a fan, always have been, always will. Best thing by the way, you can buy Vladi’s clothes online in his webshop.

Thomas Bentz and Oliver Lührs of Achtland

Fashion in Berlin: Behind the scenes of Achtland

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:

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