Berlin, Autumn/Winter 2012 – The shows of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week are a good starting point to understand the fashion of next season. But not the only one.
The biggest strength of the city is to offer interesting streetwear and here buyers from all over the world find a good selection in events like Premium, Seek, Collect, Capsule and Green. Above, the opening of the Bread & Butter fair at Tempelhof Airport.
From all that was shown in menswear, the most interesting was this workshop dedicated to all kinds of fashion craftsmen inside B&B. There you could observe several of them working on shoes, suits and even stationery items. It seems that tailor and handmade things are the new black – at least for men (read more about it here). Truth is that a nostalgic feeling is in the air.
Right beside Tempelhof Airport, Columbia Club hosted the Toast & Jam vintage Fair. It was a good opportunity to acquire original pieces from different decades that are now are being revisited on the catwalks. This not to mention the nice atmosphere created by the guitarist Stavros Skouras, who played live.
At night, many parties. Some even with a lounge for Very Unimportant People. In another room, Bryan Ferry says “hello”.
Every season the opening party of the fashion week is organized by Projekt Galerie – a showroom for new designers. This time the guests were tempted to join the dance with this image from the walls of the venue, HBC club.
The White Trash club, on the other hand, decided to do it’s own fashion week in parallel, called “Trashion Week”. It was also funny at its neighbor club, Bassy, where all things are vintage too.
The music follows some sort of radicalism: only songs from before 1969. On the walls Robert Redford says “hi”.
The marathon of shows – and cocktails – ended with the party FIN, from the fashion newspaper Derzeit. On the corridors of the amazing venue there was a chance to learn German with this sign but, at the same time, to be confused with it.
As often happens when in Berlin: all the ways lead to the dancefloor.
Photos: Hermano Silva © Berlin 2012
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