In lieu of watching Germany’s win on Sunday at the World Cup, I kept a close eye on the other big event happening at the weekend: Mercedez-Benz Berlin Fashion Week. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend this season but I kept up with all the collections and street style fashionistas while on the move. Berlin’s fashion pack is incredibly creative, so if you’re in search for sartorial inspiration, look no further!
Here’s my list of trends to pick up on from the weekend’s fashion shows and events – the collections may only be available to buy in Spring 2015, but it doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate the style into your wardrobe now.
From left to right: Laurel, Lena Hoscheck, Riani
Seems like it isn’t only England that’s hoping for a sunny summer: Berlin is too! Lots of designers focused on the mellow hue: ranging from a more striking printed interpretation at Laurel to soft pastels at Riani and embroidered at Lena Hoscheck. This trend is easily incorporated into your wardrobe- wear head to toe if you dare!
From left to right: Frida Weyer, LaLa Berlin, Perrett Shaad
Black is a perennial wardrobe favourite, making it interesting to see how it is re-worked each season. The German designers worked the sombre hue with vampish textiles, whether it be lace at Frida Weyer, sheer textiles and leather at LaLa Berlin or cobweb inspired at Perrett Shaad. Take note, fashionistas: next summer’s gothic tones are all about an intriguing fabric.
The Slouch Jacket
From left to right: Dawid Tomaszewski, LaLa Berlin, Michael Sontag
Perfect for layering over summer dresses when the temperature drops in the evening, the slouch jacket is a great addition to any wardrobe. Designers at Berlin fashion week such as Dawid Tomaszewski and LaLa Berlin opted for white knee length coats, whilst Michael Sontag designed a lilac calf-length version. My tip? Look for sumptuous silky fabrics for a perfect day to night coverup.
From left to right: Perret Schaad, Dawid Tomaszewski, Dorothee Schumacher
Don’t feel ready to bare all yet want to catch a glimmer of summer tan? Midi dresses solve the problem. A functional piece that is not only comfortable but works perfectly at work and for cocktails (not to mention they help avoid any awkward gust of wind to the skirt situations!), the midi dress is a brilliant multitasker for those days when you just can’t face a mini skirt. I love Perret Schaad’s ultra modern shirt dress but for something dressier opt for Dawid Tomaszewski’s floaty cream number or Dorothee Schumacher’s grungy style.
What have been your favourite looks from Berlin fashion week?