Marta and Paulo, the duo behind Marques Almeida, have struck again!
From season to season the masters of frayed denim have consistently added new materials to their repertoire. This season they bring panne velvet back to life and the frayed concept has expanded into knitwear and fluffy feathers. Vibrant Yellow suits and sheepskin; a frayed, shiny denim suit with a casual Orange sheepskin throw and bright Red and Orange Satin suits. The masters of denim, just grew into masters of colours, textures and sheepskin with an inspired and directional collection. Congratulations Marta and Paulo!!!
Here some impressions of the ECCO Leather Open Circle Lab at the L.O.C.K area at the Bread&Butter. Originally a trade show to present new casual driven collections, the Open Circle Lab went for a collaborative approach and invited various international creatives to work together with leather technicians and leather designers. A hands on workshop environment where its all about uniting, creating and collaborating to push the boundaries of modern tanning.
During Berlin Fashion week I had the pleasure of meeting the lovely, fun and bubbly Anne Gorke and also seeing her new collection. Being based in Weimar Anne is inspired by Bauhaus design, graphic and linear lines of concrete Grey softened by a lovely pale Pink, yet infused with upbeat 90′s Hip Hop from the speakers, customised Nike trainers and a general fresh and jung beat to The Notorious B.I.G Hypnotize. For the finale a ballon parade and even a dancing Anne on the catwalk. Congratulations Anne Gorke!
I don’t think I ever posted so many looks from one show, but Vladimir Karaleev’s AW14/15 collection is by far the best I have seen in a long while. Not often do we see a collection so beautifully balanced between constructed minimalism and feminine drapery. A lush feast of gorgeous soft wools, constructed yet super soft drapes and an array of beautiful colours and tonal combinations inspiring all senses. Yes I would love to wear it all!
Kilian Kerner’s AW14/15 show ‘When You Know Your Little Prince’ was a dreamy affair in lush shades of Pinks, Burgundy’s and Golden shades. Lustre brocades, cloques and a play with texture, print and embroidery transforming us into a fairytale, while the brilliant German Band Rakede and their live music set made sure we stay in the here and now.