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.
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:
Sissie Goetze’s presentation happened at “the stage”, a new location that was formerly known as “the studio”, enlarged and painted in brighter grey tones, that allows a more simple and also less expensive presentation for the fashion audience in the same location as the big runway.
I saw some pieces in her show, I instantly liked – those pants with super-comfy elastic waistband and tailored pant legs and the crisp white shirts with interesting details would make great wardrobe staples. See more in the gallery:
Street wear and all its appendices is big in Berlin and there are several stores catering to the needs of those who only want to shop highly limited sneakers. Civilist is one of the more laid-back – it’s been created by the makers of Lodown Magazine and thus has a focus on skate culture.
Soto is the store for the contemporary Berlin Mitte man, opened in April 2010 by three very contemporary Berlin Mitte men: David Fischer (above in the picture with his colleague Lia), Philip Gaedicke and Omer Ben-Michael, all with a background in fashion and sensing a certain gap in the selection of local menswear stores.