Berlin Fashion Week spring 2014 highlights
Jawohl! The German capital city of Berlin is crawling with the fashion industry’s elite and style spectators alike for the Spring 2014 collections. Enjoy some special Euro flair with a warm welcome of creativity and absolute embrace of art, or on the flip side minimalism and functionality – in a practical meets pure pretty showcase showdown.
Marc Stone sets loose an earthy meets contemporary revelation with this latest collection inspired by fossils. As a base the color grey ground the series of pieces layered with casual sophistication in orange, brown, and green with standout nature prints. Guys can relax in style with interesting details for form like pleated-front trousers and knitted components.
Viva la Gockel with a sassy supply of models strutting with vigor at Anja Gockel. Bold stripes and spirited gingham play nicely with layers of edge. Black and white dominates the scene in a variety of effective combination from small scale to statement makers. Applied red adds punch and multi-colored prints are fitting with just enough sweet. An assortment of hair pieces from scarves to flowers make for an unforgettable feminine playfulness.
Things get strap happy at Rebekka Ruétz as slightly dominatrix looks take center stage and goes for drama with dark. Softer elements like simple twists in long gown make all the difference. Metallic pieces lend glitz as long sleeved layers add interest while painted facial accents read arty, as do the purposeful glasses.
Designer Dorothee Schumacher is truly chic with her latest collection for the aptly named line Schumacher. Sophisticated ensembles roll with ease and a nod to retro chic. Colors on neutrals become the perfect compliment to blending in and notice me. The refined style is decidedly modern and ultimately the overall arrangement creates a cohesive story that we can’t help but love.
A museum hosted as backdrop for Perrret Schaad’s latest collection. The venue was the New National Gallery in Berlin to be exact. The models were in compliment to corks the works of art with clean lines and rich colors. Soft meets structure as draping ads fancy and details like seaming adds to constructed delivery. What a nice combination of class from the duo behind the line, Johanna Perret und Tutia Schaad.
Dawid Tomaszewski’s collection proved to be graphically chic. The sophisticated elegance straddles between Avant Guard and luxe with a striking appeal. The young designer let loose a modern femininity that holds the finesse of a bygone era as mostly black and beige balance in clean cut silhouettes. Dresses get detailed or ornamented with metal for added intrigue.
Wearable art takes on a new meaning at Irene Luft. The influence of fine tailoring propels the collection to new heights at every turn. Three dimensional components were cleverly placed to conceal while on display. Masked faces certainly up the ante as do see through moments ranging all the way to clear. It’s more and more obvious to us now more than ever, there is still a wanton for couture contenders.
Textured with flair for the season this design duo Derya Issever and Cimen Bachri have a creatively interpreted vision for their label Issever Bahri. It’s an artistic translation of time and space with a bevy of fabrications and finishing touches. The crochet elements added dimension to the clothes and some artful accessories while lacy meshes and metallic created added interest as does the palette in bold shades of red, yellow, and green pop against black or white.
Video highlights include more MBFW Berlin from the runway, with additional coverage on Malaikaraiss and Sopopular. fdmLOVES BERLIN FASHION WEEK selects by Brigitte Segura, written by Sarah A. Freiseis.
photos: Getty | MBFWB