Best of Fashion Week Berlin Summer 2013 – Women’s Wear Part Two
My personal best of Fashion Week Berlin for Summer 2013 – it’s time for women’s wear – part two… Again in alphabetical order, to be fair:
Laurèl has been around since the late 1970′s and was long believed to be a brand for the aged and the uninspired. Let me throw some light on this brand for you: Laurèl is a sophisticated and very up-to-date company that offers you colourful but classic, mature but modern designs. For Summer 2013 this has worked out even better than before I think. I love Laurèl‘s combinations of beige and different red shades and their skilled cuttings that compliment the female silhouette.
Her name’s Lena, Lena Hoschek… It took an Austrian enfant terrible to shake up some of the first row seats but once they had digested the exotic make-up the feedback was clearly very positive. Still very 1950′s and 1960′s, Lena Hoschek Summer 2013 takes us to Italy with a little more opulence and Sicilian sex than usual. Still, the style is characteristically Hoschek: classic female silhouettes, playful design elements (but never overdosed) and a tiny bit of irony.
Waiting for your Sunday – waiting for Michael Sontag. Both always seems to take too long as good things never arrive early enough. A new reserved elegance was formed into light cotton, soft jersey and flowing silk. A collection that was so well put together that the contrast of the geometric forms and cutting lines to the smooth materials and voluminous forms did not seem contradictory at all.
The man who can reanimate them all – from Adidas to MCM: Michael Michalsky. He just knows how to put modernity, diversity and concinnity together and so he did for his own brand Michalsky. Urban, wearable, self-confident styles swayed down the catwalk for those well-prepared 14 minutes that took the team eight days to prepare. The collection “Personal Sunshine” contains mainly pastel colours but it wouldn’t be Michalsky if there wasn’t more edges to it than just that one pregnant model he sent to present his clothing…
Minx by Eva Lutz showed us wearable, well-waisted dresses to confirm the designer’s fashion philosophy: ”Those who feel content wear their self-confidence on the outside. Fashion is more than nice clothes. Fashion inspires one’s own personality, and sends out signals into one’s immediate surroundings. It’s not just about visual stimuli, but more about motivation and passion.” Minx by Eva Lutz dresses you in a playful elegance that allows you to wear this brand all day, every day.
Schumacher is a big German name. And so much more than the last name of two great race drivers! Mrs Dorothee Schumacher has been passionate about the creation of beautiful garments which appeal to a woman’s every desire for over 20 years now. She perfectly understands the female needs and demands on clothing. The Summer 2013 collection was named “Romantic Vision” and combines clear cutting lines with soft colours and feminine silhouettes. Strong and self-confident, yet gentle and intuitive – that’s Schumacher.
Last but not least: let’s have some ice cream and glamour! Let’s have Unrath & Strano! The designer duo of Klaus Unrath and Ivan Strano is very skilled in draping techniques and 3D cutting constructions which contribute to the perfect fitting of their work. But that’s not all: they are known for their extensive use of high quality fabrics and embroideries as well as their extravagant yet wearable ready-to-wear designs. Like ice in the sunshine…!
All photos by Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
“Engel” by Paul Klee @ Kunsthalle / HamburgJuni 10th, 2013
Linda McCartney @ Kunst Haus Wien / ViennaJuni 5th, 2013
Art Basel 2013Juni 4th, 2013
Jo Brauer Pop Up Store / ZurichMai 14th, 2013
Kreislauf 4+5 (2013) / ZurichMai 8th, 2013