Last Friday in Berlin, my friend Kerstin took me to the Start Your Fashion Business Award 2013. Fair to say the highlight of all Fashion Week. The 60′s concrete St. Agnes church in Kreuzberg being a stunning venue, inspiring and stylish guests, an impressive jury and above all mainly because upcoming German Designer Bobby Kolade won at the prestigious award. With his first collection “Things Fall Apart” he questions visually the stereotypical German sense for structure and order. A stunning collecting, beautiful executed and styled, where things falling apart are kept together. This idea is inspired by the japanese Kin-Tsugis tradition, where broken pottery is restored with gold dusted resin. Congratulations Bobby and cant wait to see where the journey will bring you!
You can watch Bobby’s first show here…and listen to comments in German
The Spring/Summer 2014 collection presentation by duo Augustin Teboul was staged at the very well fitting HO Berlin, a former East Berlin supermarket. Yet the collection had nothing take away, or pret-a-porter about it and could have quite easily been staged in Paris during the Couture shows. Intricate Beading and Lace work, headpieces, capes and loads of leather all in Black, for a dark, sophisticated, yet light and dreamy collection.
I just came back from the amazing ECCO Leather Hotshop 6 in Amsterdam. A fun 3 day leather workshop, where we bring together the best of the best creatives from all over the world, to create new leather concepts and leathers. A truly inspiring experience run and hosted by ‘magicians’ Panos Mytaros, CEO of ECCO Leather, and Liam Maher.
Here some pictures taken day 1 at the leather classroom, where we learned about leather making…a school test followed too. Actually lets be more specific: the classroom is Liam’s studio.
To be continued….
Well, this is what an officially CANCELLED London Street/Water party looks like. People just turn up and have fun anyway
I believe the excitement to paddle down the canal with some fab music banging from a house boat, enough beer in the boat, iPhones and money wrapped in sealed plastic bags and yes a fab occasion to dress up and have some fun, was just too much of an appeal to not go ahead with it anyway. It was a blast!
The fabulous Sam Lambert and Shaka Maidoh during their Art Comes First London Fashion week launch party. Sam and Shaka founded the ACF in order to circulate sartorial nourishment, time-based projects through dynamic collaborations with diffferent creatives in their network. And yes everyone was there to view the collection reflecting a strong admiration of craftsmanship’s history and also its future.
Huge congratulations ACF!
Yesterdays Marques Almeida AW 13/14 show at the Portico Rooms at Somerset House was just amazing. Loved all the ponyskin jackets, frayed denim pieces and dashes of fur. Such a strong colour palette too. Oh and yes those huge elasticated silk pants….think I will order it all
Huge congratulations Marta and Paulo!!!
On Tuesday I went to the Private View of the “Monsters of Fashion” exhibition at La Gaîté Lyrique, as my friend Niek Pulles was taken part with his amazing Yellow Foamboy. Other designers exhibiting there are Bernhard Wilhem, Walter van Beirendonck, Martin Margiela and Bart Hess among others. Do go and have a look, when you are in Paris next.
Here some images of the beautiful ECCO Fashion show with clothes designed by Zarah Voight and shoes by ECCO’s Dieter Kasprzak and Niki Taestesen. All made out of super soft, drapey and also metallic ECCO Leather.
The lovely Marteen and Hadassah de Boer, last years winner of the Walk in Style Award, who I had the pleasure seating next to and enjoying the event together. So much fun indeed!
Above the super charismatic and lovely Lennart Raaholt and below his partner Finn Bay Jørgensen, both captured during the fashion show. Such a pleasure meeting them both.
Dieter Kasprzak the CEO of ECCO presenting the ECCO Style Awards to this years winner Julia Mjörnstedt.