Best of Fashion Week Berlin Summer 2013 – Women’s Wear Part One
Still stunning me: Augustin Teboul. You might remember my first post about their presentation in Berlin but I’ll have to say it again: youthful boredom and sophisticated arrogance completely blew me off. The two designers Annelie Augustin and Odély Teboul are the living proofs that Germany and France can work very well together after all… This is what happens when a subtle minimalist with a sophisticated mind from Germany aligns with a rather chaotic, nostalgic craftsman from France: Augustin Teboul stands for romantic femininity and elaborate designs – but all in black.
Dressing up in Dimitri in Summer 2013 will be more than just women’s wear. The Italian-Greek designer Dimitri Panagiotopoulos explains: “I was inspired by my favorite trip destinations of the moment, Dubai and Marrakech.” The colourful warm hues of the flowing outfits and the well-selected assortment of accessories clearly hint at those exotic destinations, their warmth and the Mediterranean flair of both Dimitri and his inspirations. The collection seems to be an homage to the female curves: light, partly see-through materials belted tightly at the waist but never revealing too much. Satin and silk meet leather, sexy yet sophisticated – I love it!
Until this Fashion Week Berlin I had never heard of [ep_anoui]. What a pity! [ep_anoui] means to bloom and so it did in Berlin! Their presentation really impressed me: fantastic, edgy graphics on sleek fabrics contrast to high gauge, heavy knit wear. [ep_anoui] defines itself as a label with a focus on attention to detail and individuality and showed an excellent feeling for colours and modern shapes. Can we get some more, please?
holyGhost is only two years old now and was founded by three female designers in Munich. Still this brand managed to leave quite an impression and hence I’m sure holyGhost will be around for more than just two more years. The designers of holyGhost follow Coco Chanel‘s ever valid statement that the art of life is to leave things out right. I’d say their mission is about to be completed: The catwalk showed us strong female fashion and soft materials of high quality for urban city heroines. Just right.
Irene Luft – what a name for a designer that makes such light, airy almost-nothings (Luft is the German word for air). Born in Kazakhstan, Irene Luft studied fashion design at the AMD Akademie Mode Design in Munich and founded her own label in 2008. Exclusive, progressive, high fashion – her work has always been unusual, especially to those who insist on the fashion industry to be in the middle of an economic crisis. Irene Luft proved them wrong again with her lavish and luxurious collection for Summer 2013. Wow!
Then the caviar was served… Kaviar Gauche was founded to bring more elegance to Berlin. Mission accomplished, Mrs. Alexandra Fischer-Roehler and Mrs. Johanna Kühl! Very well… Kaviar Gauche served us transparent flowing fabrics in lemon, white and black combined with laser cut leather that looked like modern lace. Cosmopolitan and cool, womanly and definitely a WANT for Summer 2013.
Kilian Kerner - when it comes to him I am not neutral anymore. You might have noticed my little addiction already but as long as it’s not unhealthy I will cope with it willingly… There is not many designers like him so I beg your pardon for my strong enthusiasm. All models – just like the male models – had beach wet hair and the clean looks for the women’s wear seemed to emphasize my theory even more: ”I just came out of the shower and threw this thing on.” Kilian says relax and I do so.
Part Two follows right away… Tomorrow!
All photos by Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
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