I feel like this season has been a very (veeeery!) strong season for Berlin fashion week. So many improvements from renowned labels and so many fresh and internationally comparable collections from #MBFWB newbies. As I’ve been lucky enough to attend quite a few shows this season and – obviously – checked out all of the others on Snapchat and Instagram I’ve put together my TOP 5 of Berlin’s AW16 shows.
Not a newbie anymore, but not a trouper of Berlin fashion week yet: Louise Frielaender. Standing for the young but sophisticated Berlin, the Cologne-born designer presented a very contemporary AW16 collection, featuring exciting and sexy skirts with extra-long vents, elaborate patchwork coats and Céline-like tops with drop shaped cutouts.
More than a year ago I was backstage at a Malaikaraiss’ show, exploring her simple but still (in a good way) very girly looks for SS15. Since then the designers work developed more and more, culminating in a super pretty and super cool AW16 collection last week. My favorites: transparent negligés made out of silk on calf-length dresses and blouses plus a simple but beautiful strapless dress in light grey.
I remember Perret Schaad’s SS14 show to be one of my most memorable runway shows ever. The reason therefor was not at least the great choice of location (Neue Nationalgalerie by Mies van der Rohe). For this seasons show the designer duo chose nothing more crazy than a real DIY superstore and best themselves with a perfect AW16 collection. Seeing such amazing designs in a city like Berlin makes me feel veeery confident about the German fashion future.
It’s William Fans third time at Berlin fashion week and definitely my favorite one so far. For me the collection was a further stage of his past work, featuring the for him characteristic Chinese elements (cuts and cords) plus adding this super up-to-date and ongoing 1970’s trend. And I still can’t get enough of it!
And last but not least there is René Storck and his simple but beautiful AW16 designs: 15 classic looks presented in the small hall of mirrors of Kronprinzenpalais and a very international feeling during the show (Paris fashion week is dat u?). For me René Storck truly is a mentionable new discovery, combining timeless cuts with upmarket workmanship.
runway looks via Vogue Runway, collages by me