Yesterday, we went to the Berlin Showroom and enjoyed a lovely morning with coffee, raspberry madeleines and finest Berlin fashion in Paris. Brands like Perret Schaad, Hien Le, Barre Noir, Esther Perbandt, Monya Wasilewski, Antonia Goy and Isabell de Hillerin showed their actual collections and were happy to share their individual inspirations for their pieces in a small chat.
London Fashion Week kicked-off yesterday and I was able to snap a few pictures around Somerset House again. Already last year I was runing around the scene and now again. September is somehow my London month. Mostly I look out for beautiful bages and there are some labels I simply can’t get enough of: Celiné and Mulberry! Those two are just so beautfiul and somehow all over the place.
Sustainability is a topic that concerns all of us and which slowly but surely has found its way into the fashion scene. I think especially nowadays, in times of shocking incidents like the Bangladesh factory collapse, we are more concerned about our clothes’ origin and finally start to ask questions about material, production, working conditions or methods. It is most important that fashion labels react to this customer sensibility hence green fashion is more trendy than ever. The lavera Showfloor, which takes place on occasion of the Berlin Fashion Week, is one of the most important events when it comes to so-called green glamour. On three show days, laver shows designers all over the world that all have one thing in common: their collections are not only highly fashionable but also made under fair circumstances and with sustainable materials. This summer, I was working at the lavera Showfloor and intact responsible for finding these 11 international designers, who fulfill ethical but also fashionable standards. It was definitely a challenging job but I enjoyed every minute …
Time is running so fast and there we are again. The fashion madness has returned to Berlin. Yes, it’s Fashion Week, again. Sadly we aren’t in the situation to attend many shows or other events. Jana is working full-time for the Lavera Showfloor (pictures coming soon) and I just finished a whole lot of ballet performances. Nevertheless Fiona and I visited Jana at work and snapped some outfit pictures. I really love her style. Easy-going and so berlinish. Berlin simply isn’t this high-heel, fancy dress and big sunglasses city. It’s different from Paris and Milan, but that makes it even better! Fiona sticked to black and white, a classic combination with a twist (thanks to those sneakers).
Berlin Fashion Week is already over but here are some of my last snaps for you. In between shooting Streetstyle looks in front of the tent it really was necessary to grab a coffee and enjoy a Frozen Yogurt at Wonderpots. The weather was pretty nasty. No sun, only clouds and some drizzling rain. I can truly think of better days to take pictures outside. But thats probably the thing with Fashion Week during January. Luckily we had no snow!
Wednesday night, there was the Lavera Showfloor 2014 taking place at Umspannwerk Alexanderplatz. I had the chance to take photographs from two different points of view-backstage as well as in the main hall. The atmosphere backstage was firstly tense and most exciting, as everyone was eager to give their best on stage and give a great performance. Surely, they succeeded and showed once more again that fashion can have a consciousness! Green luxury will not be a temporary issue but moreover a necessity of modern times.
Yesterday I headed out to snap some street style looks at Berlin Fashion Week. Sadly when I was there, not many well-dressed people were around. To many were ridiculously dressed. Somehow the motto has come the more crazy you are the better it is. Sorry, no! Where have the classy black skinny jeans, the beautiful one-coloured coat, flat boots and a cozy sweater gone to?! I really love people who dare something but it has to look good in the end and not foolish or cheap. These girls somehow caught me because of classiness and well chosen details. Somehow I often fall for one piece in a whole combination which is why I love detail snaps. And the day once again showed me: invest in a good handbag!
First day of fashion week and the rain was pouring down on all of us. Still, it was so much fun to snap some outfits and details outside of Somerset House. Today we will be watching the Burberry Fashion Show via live stream.
On Monday the 1st of July, just one day before Berlin Fashion Week kicked-off officially, we were invited to the Premium Young Designers Award Ceremony. It took place at the F95 store and as a special act Frida Gold performed live. The winners of this season were Franziska Michael (Womenswear), Tothem (Menswear) and VK Lillie (Accessories). It was a nice afternoon with refreshing drinks and Haagen Dazs ice-cream.
Second and last day for us at Berlin Fashion Week. We met Fiona for lunch at PureOrigins, watched the GLAW Fashion Show, had a cool drink at the Campari stand and walked to Potsdamer Platz when the sun came out. Now the fashion madness has come to an end again and we are back to daily University life.