Tag Archive | Berlin

Ellen Eisemann feat. Germany’s Next Topmodels

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English: This season I got a press accrediation for Showfloor Berlin at Berlin Fashion Week. Armed with my camera and the black press wristband, I made my way to the front of the catwalk, standing next to the big magazine and official Mercedes Benz Fashion Week photographers. My first Showfloor show was Ellen Eisemann, for which the first three girls of Germany’s Next Topmodel walked as models. The collection was cute, summery and definitely something I would wear this summer! The colours used were very fresh; you could see a lot of rosé, orange, green and blue.

Deutsch: Diese Season habe ich eine Presseakkreditierung für den Showfloor Berlin auf der Berlin Fashion Week bekommen. Bewaffnet mit meiner Kamera und meinem schwarzen Pressearmband stellte ich mich also ganz vorne am Catwalk neben den ganzen großen Vertretern der Magazine und offiziellen Fotografen der Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Berlin hin. Meine erste Showfloor Show war die von Ellen Eisemann, auf der die drei diesjährigen Ersten von Germany’s Next Topmodel, Lovelyn, Maike und Luisa, gelaufen sind. Maike natürlich im ROTEN Kleid, was einige Lacher beim Publikum hervor rief. Die Kollektion an sich war sehr niedlich, sommerlich und definitiv etwas, was ich diesen Sommer tragen würde. Auch die Farben waren sehr frisch; viel rosa, blau, orange und grün war dabei.

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GreenShowroom & Salonshow @ Adlon Kempinski

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Royal Blush by Jana Keller Johanna Riplinger

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On July 2nd, I went to the Adlon hotel in Berlin to see the salonshow that I was invited to. The salonshow, as well as the GreenShowroom, based in the suites of the hotel, were all about green/eco fashion. Amazing materials, great designs and fantastic ideas are what inspire this kind of fashion. I really enjoyed the fashion show, after show cocktails and contents of my goody bag. And the Adlon Kempinski hotel is a great location for such an event, as you can see in the pictures above. I had two favourite pieces: the first Vilmava piece, and the black dress by Anaïs Guille. Other designers were Tatjana Prijmak, Edelziege, Lanius, Royal Blush by Jana Keller, Johanna Riplinger and Swiss Affaire.

Homage To The Old Days – Berlin Fashion Week Outfit

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It was really cold in Berlin during Fashion Week. -2 °C maximum! Other people thought a thick fur coat, jeans, a wool cardigan and pullover and long boots would be enough to protect them from the cold; I thought a leopard print/ leather jacket, a short mesh/ silk dress, tights and ankle boots would be enough. Guess what? The others were right… I was freezing on my way from the U-Bahn station to the show venue! But will I ever learn from it? No. Sometimes one has to ‘suffer’ to look good. What I have learned however is that you should not buy ankle boots with heels a day before you intend to wear them all day while running through Berlin to get from one show to the next. I almost tripped over several times – which of course had nothing to do with the bubbly we drank at the Lavera Showfloor bar after the Shakkei show.. 😉

The ‘background’ in these photos is my friend Zoé’s living room in her flat in Berlin, where we had much fun doing a retro style photoshoot at 3 in the morning after having a midnight tea.

My Outfit:

Leopard print and leather jacket – H&M

Dress – H&M

Tights – H&M

Necklace – No idea where I bought it

Bracelet – Accessorize

Boots – Deichmann

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No, this is neither Catherine Zeta-Jones in Chicago/ Velma Kelly nor Liza Minnelli in Cabaret. This is my beautiful friend Zoé who loves theatre, musicals and all that jazz.

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin – Irina Schrotter, Fabryan London, Shakkei

Last Friday I made my way up to Berlin to spend the weekend in Germany’s capital and to attend Berlin Fashion Week. It was my second one and the first time I actually was invited to some shows. Big shows! Amazing shows! Eek! I got invited to Fabryan and Shakkei Friday evening on the Lavera Showfloor and to Irina Schrotter Friday morning at the Fashion Week tent. As I wasn’t able to make the Irina Schrotter show (yep, I missed the most exciting show I got invited to), I got a blog assistant , Marlene, who studies fashion journalism, and sent her to the show to take pictures for me. I am so glad I did, because the pictures she took are really great and she could enjoy the show with her friends. So everyone’s happy. One of the models on the Irina Schrotter catwalk was Lena Gercke. The collection looks great; I especially love all the white dresses (I’ve got a thing for the colour white, don’t ask me).

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Next up in the evening was the Fabryan London show which I didn’t entirely miss. but I was 15 mins late and saw about 5 minutes of the show which is really disappointing because Samantha-Jane, the designer behind Fabryan, is from London, as is the brand. What I did see were the backs of some very beautiful evening dresses in red and black. and I’m sure I would’ve loved the show. Here are some pictures that Fabryan sent me.

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The last show that evening, at the Lavera Showfloor and Fashion Week in general, was the Shakkei show at 11.30pm. I met a very lovely blogger there, Fleur of Red Fashion Hood with whom I spent a little time at the bar afterwards, having a glass of bubbly. As for the collection, it was my favourite that day! Eco-friendly, Vivienne Westwood-style dresses in dark colours, red and flower prints. French-style coats, dresses and suits made for fashionable men. My favourite looks were the red dress and the red jacket styled with a beret. Very chic!

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I also saw German actress Marie Munz, whom I adored as Judith von Bütow in the series ‘Schmetterlinge im Bauch’ (I watched every single episode and am still hoping for a DVD of the series…)!

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After the show with Fleur:

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Berlin Fashion Week – Ethical Fashion Show, GREENshowroom and Froschhammer & Rosenvogel meets Vaporetta

I was invited to the Ethical Fashion Week at the ewerk as well as the GREENshowroom and show in the Hotel Adlon Kempinski during Berlin Fashion Week. I was given a press pass and was really looking forward to both events.

The GREENshowroom and show took place in the suites of Hotel Adlon and is the biggest ‘green luxury’ event in Berlin. Press and buyers could view fashion and accessories by 25 international and national designers. The catwalk showed designs by Anne Gorke, Edelziege, RoyalBLUSH, Ika Babel and many more. The events showed us that green fashion is indeed en vogue.

There even was a (environmentally friendly) shuttle service between the Hotel and the ewerk so you didn’t even have to walk.

The salon show was the highlight of the event. Edelziege:

Studio Ecocentric:

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The Ethical Fashion Show wowed with 57 international exhibitors such as KOMODO, Studio JUX, Fairtrade and MR Creation.

Another showroom I visited, was the Froschhammer & Rosenvogel meets Vaporetta showroom. The designer, Isabella Pikart, told me about her collection ‘L’Histoire de Mimi Cri’, a ring collection made entirely of porcelain, all of which are limited to 32 pieces. My favourite ring is the Ouro Branco, made of snow white porcelain and partially gold-plated. They also were the nicest people I talked to during Fashion Week.
Thanks to everyone involved for the great experience I had at Berlin Fashion Week!

Sarah xx

Berlin Fashion Week – Toast&Jam Vintage Fashion Fair and Show

The Toast & Jam vintage fashion fair and show was one of the events I was looking forward to most. Now guess why! Right, because it’s VINTAGE fashion! I do have a thing for all things, vintage, old, very old..and Stone Age. Haha. No, but I love old stuff because I have the feeling there’s a great story behind every old dress, shoe etc. And of course they look nice! There were so many amazingly styled and dressed people at the vintage fair, I even felt underdressed.

With exhibitors such as Etsy, Veist Kleidergeschichten, Mayflower Vintage, Class of Berlin and Memory Vintage, everyone could find something to buy.

The show was the best at the whole Fashion Week in my opinion.

I love the shoes in the picture above!

Again: Great shoes!

A weekend at Berlin Fashion Week

Berlin Fashion Week was a kind of surreal experience for me and – surprise, surprise – not all glamorous. I’ve been to Berlin only a few times and usually had a car at my disposal; not this time however. When I got there, I first had to find the next U-Bahn or S-Bahn (tube) station to get to my accommodation, which happened to be almost impossible. It was 7pm, very hot, I had no idea where I was and – worst of all – my phone’s battery was running low. Very glamorous…! Anyway, I somehow did find my accommodation and almost immediately fell asleep.

I had a lot of time for sightseeing, in spite of my pretty tight show and showroom schedule. My feet were very glad when I sat down in Starbucks in front of the Brandenburg Gate (right opposite the Hotel Adlon where the GREENshowroom and salon show took place, which will get its own blog post).

Above you can see the the outfit I was wearing. It looked way too French for Berlin, but I really wanted to wear the beret. Haha. My Lulu Guinness lips clutch was a great ‘companion’ at Berlin Fashion Week too!

Berlin street style:  Skirt: Probably H&M, Jacket: Vintage

More street style pictures in the Showroom magazine by The Sartorialist

I went to several showrooms and shows and all in all really enjoyed the Fashion Week. Actually I wanted to go ‘street style photo hunting’ on Saturday, however all the Fashionistas were hiding in their hotel rooms because of the heavy rain.

I’m going to write 2 or 3 more blog posts about showrooms, shows and the Ethical Fashion Week this week. The first one will be about the GREENshowroom, salon show and Ethical Fashion Week; one will be about the showrooms and the vintage fashion fair and then I’ll probably also do one about some other shows.

Sarah xx