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BERLIN FASHION WEEK fall 2013 day 1 highlights

Los geht’s! Germany showcases emerging talent and well-established labels during the highly captivating Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin which welcomes commercially marketable and avant-garde collections. We’ve got a run-down of some of opening day’s creative warp sheet for fall 2013.

Rebekka Ruetz Show - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2013/14

Getting things kicked off with Hien Le, a Laotian designer who learned the tailoring and design while in Berlin. His label debuted for Spring/Summer 2011 and has since been dubbed “Best Newcomer” by Sportswear International. His claim to fame – combining meticulous design elements with superior workmanship with everything produced in Germany. Next up, Sissi Goetze a graduate of HTW Berlin and Central Saint Martins (MA in menswear), followed by femme form loving designer Lena Hoschek who started her own label in 2006 at the age of 24 after time spent in London. Austrian born Rebekka Ruétz, an fdm fave,  also showed some edge with the accessorized head gear designed by Candice Angélini.  SOPOPULAR, the label by Israeli menswear designer Daniel Blechman is recognized for his easy on the eye creations with a bit of edge.

PERRET SCHAAD showed at the main venue, the “runway” – the design duo has been creating contemporary pieces in fine fabrics since 2009. The Marc Stone collection, whose design team is based in Zurich, also showed in that venue. UBI SUNT who also showed day one, is a two designer team of Aidin Sanati and Moa Wikman, who develop their innovations out of Sweden. There was also a series “Designer for Tomorrow” shows scheduled for early evening. The shows kept rolling with Kilian Kerner who’s got a big name following to include Karolína Kurková, actor Tom Schilling and musician Tim Bendzko showing afterwards. More fresh talent was shown off-site,  with Schacky and Jones catching our eye with all the dark and wintery layering. Check out some of the details from this batch of fresh talent kicking off MBFWB.  FashionDailyMag runway selects from BERLIN FASHION WEEK FALL 2013 day 1 by Brigitte Segura,  Written by Sarah A. Freiseis.

photos: Michael Dills and Frazer Harrison | Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz | Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin