The Fashion Week Berlin, definitely a special case. First of all, every time I think about whether it’s worth going there and every time I can’t decide afterwards whether this decision was right or wrong. I like the spirit and the vibes, you come together from the same passion for fashion. You meet people you usually don’t see very often. Of course there is always plenty to talk about.
The Berlin Fashion Week – an honest Review
Actually, everyone knows for years that something has to change for Fashion Week if Berlin wants to be internationally relevant. Of course, the question arises, why do you have to put the fashion week just parallel to Paris haute couture? But even if there were no other shows and events at the same time, how relevant would Berlin be? Lace dresses, color blocking and statement shirts are certainly nice, but nothing new. We’ve seen that before on Milan, Paris and New York runways.
Goodie bags filled with diet shakes, anti-cellulite gels and other abstrusen items don’t promote the reputation of the German fashion city. And why the hell is German comedian Oliver Pocher jumping around the runway just wearing swim shorts? Berlin Fashion Week seems to have become more of an entertainment week, but in fashion it should be much more about inspiration.
Good Vibes only – I like the positive vibes in Berlin. You come together from the same passion for fashion and even if the Fashion you see is not completely satisfying, I had a great time, with great people. Inspiring conversations and visions. For me personally, Berlin has become much more interesting for networking and personal exchange.
Fashion vice, the return of NOBI TALAI to Berlin was definitely my highlight. In the impressive Parochial Church the designer showed her collection, influenced by men’s tailoring. Masculine meets feminine. Oversized shirts, trench coats and blazers are combined with delicate pleats and draping. Simple colors instead of screaming color combinations. Clear cuts and delicate details instead of eye-catching logo shirts. Nobieh has shown us how refreshing simplicity is.