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Berlin Fashion Week Trends

Since 2007, Berlin has hosted two fashion weeks a year. Along with July’s heatwave, some of Germany’s greatest designer came together with acclaimed, international designers to revealed their Spring/Summer 2019 collections. Reflecting on these fashion-filled days proves once again that Berlin rightfully deserves their status as a global trendsetter. Including haute couture, prêt-a-porter designs, womenswear, menswear and sustainable fashion, a vast pool of inspiration is offered by big trends from Berlin. Along with these trends come emerging international labels worthy of this global platform.

Marc Cain | Odeeh | Marina Hoermanseder

No Rest for Athleisure Tracksuits have been making a comeback on runways across the world and Berlin is no exception. The Hugo S/S show 2019 ran with this sporty trend. With florescent yellow accents, their active-wear was juxtaposed with oversized suits and heels with drawstring as ankle straps. Other designers who incorporated this trend were Dawid Tomszewski and Irene Luft.

Pastel Ruffles Ruffles in pastel colours are not new to the fashion industry, but recent shows have demonstrated that they will not be leaving any time soon. Berlin Fashion week presented a great love for this romantic and feminine style, especially seen on the voluminous dressed by Marina Hoermanseder (you will read more about her in an exclusive interview in August print issue), the pastel blue trouser combination of Isabel Vollrath and the show opening look by Lena Hoschek.

Loose silhouettes Tight cut shapes seem to have taken the back row at Berlin fashion week. Instead, loose silhouettes took centre stage. In Botter’s show which simultaneously proved sustainability to always be in fashion by highlighting the plastic in the ocean, oversized cuts became a prominent feature. This was also seen with Michalsky Stylenite’s original, red jumpsuit and many of the ensembles from William Fan’s ‘Zen Garden.’

White power Suits White always seems to make a return in the summer, but pairing it with a suit becomes a powerful combination. This season has an international affinity for vibrant and pastel suits, but in Berlin it is all about the crisp, white pantsuit. This was shown with Maison Common’s and I’VR Isabel Vollrath’s Deep-V suits and Marcel Ostertag and Marina Hoermanseder’s personalized suits.

Layers on Layers Despite the hot temperatures witnessed, many designers took to layering. Clashing otherwise summery clothing with long-sleeves and sweaters, an interesting movement toward modesty is created. Despite this unexpected summer trend, designer Dawid Tomaszewski and fashion label Odeeh showed how stylish it can be.

Heavy Metal A flash of metallic fabric is a statement worth of making according to these designers. Perfect for summer nights, reflective patterns were dotted throughout the shows of Dawid Tomaszewski, Marc Cain and Botter. With the texture it gives even the most casual looks, we understand why this trend always seems to come back.

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