Januar 27th, 2015
Marina Hoermanseder, an Austrian-French fashion designer founded her namesake fashion brand in 2013. The Berlin-based womenswear label represents bold individualism. For her current Fall / Winter 2015 collection Hoermanseder was inspired by Sean Young in Blade Runner. The designer literally lived up to her name and showed us her trademark look: bold colors like bright red, royal blue but also stone gray leather, buckled and crossed into dresses, skirts and corsets. A lot of barrel, bucket and pocket shapes with fabrics like washed leather, wool and silk were shown.
Given the fact that this collection is going to be a difficult sell since a lot of her designs are not wearable on a daily basis (much to the likes of Lady Gaga), Hoermanseder however did a great job in combining the finest artisan sophistication with eccentric yet elegant designs.
Marina Hoermanseder Fall / Winter 2015 Fashion Show
|BOLD: Molded fiberglass bustiers & corsets // Leather suspendered, shaped skirts // Elegant designs OLD: Not easy to wear // Bag shaped pockets //
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Januar 26th, 2015
The Hungarian fashion brand USE UNUSED that focuses on high contemporary designs presented their latest collection on Thursday evening at Berlin Fashion Week. Founded in 2004 by Eszter Füzes, Attila Godena-Juhász and András Tóth, the brand’s goal is to “create a worldwide-known Hungarian high contemporary fashion label globally”.
The Fall/Winter 2015/2016 collection was inspired by a timeless journey through Hungary of the 1970′s. Monochromatic colors, costumes and uniform details mirrored through a clean, precise and sophisticated cut. Wool, leather, cotton and silk were the essential fabrics of this collection. All shades from beige to olive-brown colors were shown as well.
All in one you can say the entire collection is just perfectly made for any confident and self-demanding woman who is not afraid to create her own style.
Use Unused Fall / Winter 2015 Fashion Show
|BOLD: Array of monochromatic colors // Clean & sophisticated cut // 1970′s inspired OLD: Too timeless // A lot uniforms // No eye-catcher
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Oktober 16th, 2014
Ralph Lauren’s Spring / Summer 2015 Fashion Show was this year’s most stunning show. The designer himself made his Fashion Show un unforgettable event by setting up a 4D Holographic Water Projection Show in front of hundreds of influencers, fashion workers and celebs in New York City’s Central Park. The 4D runway show was projected onto a 60 foot high water fountain were projected models were walking down the runway to showcase the latest Ralph Lauren Spring 2015 collection.
Ralph Lauren 4D Holographic Water Projection Show
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September 12th, 2014
For her Spring/Summer 2015 ready-to-wear collection Pamella Roland took her inspiration from the beauty and tranquil spirit of the Gardens of Kyoto in Japan and awed the audience with a stunning show of elegant dresses and separates at Lincoln Center on Tuesday afternoon. The models walked the runway wearing their hair up in sleek long ponytails and Manolo Blahnik heels. The extensive collection featured beautiful stone blue web lace dresses and gowns with Japanese knot or lacquered feather waist, ivory/taupe basket-weave jacquard dresses with hand origami folding, cherry blossom printed silk organza gowns, metallic and black floral organza dresses and gowns. The designer, who was also inspired for her latest creations by modern Japanese artist Toko Shinoda, used intricate fabrics such as floral metallic organza, ombre silk tulle and floral printed fils-coupe. The show closed with a model strutting the runway wearing a gorgeous ivory brushstroke chiffon bridal gown which was definitely the standout piece of the collection. Pamella Roland captured the audience once again with her beautiful feminine designs and I am sure that her creations will be a self-runner in the stores – arigatou!
Pamella Roland, whose designs are all made in New York, launched her collection in 2002 and has since enjoyed great success with her brand Pamella Roland, which is sold at prestigious department stores and retailers in the US and abroad. With a degree in business management and her passion for fashion and commerce Pamella Roland oversees both the creative and business side of her label. She has become one of the leading American designers for evening wear and her creations are popular with A-list celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Eva Longoria and Halle Berry. Pamella recently announced that she is designing her first bridal gown collection which is supposed to debut in the fall 2015 season.
Pamella Roland Spring / Summer 2015 Fashion Show
|BOLD: : Fresh and dynamic collection with cleaner lines // Lace dresses with Japanese knot waist // Great combination of different fabrics OLD: Too focused on Japanese inspired pieces // Very expected collection
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September 9th, 2014
German-born designer Nina Athanasiou presented her first solo show in New York for the Spring/Summer 2015 collection at the Designer’s Loft during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week (MBFW) on Sunday night. The show opened with scenes from the fashion movie “AKUMA” which features Albino-Top Model Shaun Ross. The models strutted the runway wearing intense dark eye-make up and high wedge heels. The extensive collection which includes both female and male designs features green, white and gold Capri pants, beige leather dresses with silk pleats, silk pastel green dresses and silk tops. All together the collection was heavy on pastel and brown colors which underline the fusion of retro and Sci-Fi elements that is reflected in the majority of the pieces. The highlight of the show was the appearance by Albino-Top Model Shaun Ross who strutted the runway wearing a cameo print suit. Although not all of Nina’s pieces are ready-to-wear, I am sure that the unique designs will appeal to anyone who is looking to express their individuality rather than following the latest trends.
Nina Athanasiou is a German designer who lives and works in Munich, Germany. She studied fashion design but worked in various professions before she decided to return to fashion and realized that it was her actual passion. The designer, who is known for her edgy creations that combine retro with futuristic elements, launched her career in the USA and some of her most recent accomplishments include the participation at New York BK Fashion Weekend and Nolcha Fashion Week / New York in September 2013. She also presented her collection at the Vancouver Fashion Week and won the first prize at the Emerging Trends Fashion Challenge during London Fashion Week in September 2013.
Nina Athanasiou Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Show
|BOLD: Great combination of leather & silk fabrics // Interesting mix of retro & futuristic elements // Ready-to-wear Capri pants and shorts for men OLD: Too heavy on pastel colors // Some designs were too edgy
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Juli 12th, 2014
Walking the runway for Marina Hoermanseder, has to be a models nightmare. Especially when Marina decides, that her inspirations for her S/S 2015 collection are going to be extremely restraining orthopedic support apparatus from the 17th century and medical drawings.
Only being her second time, Marina has already put her stamp on Berlin Fashion Week.
Marina is an undeniable talent. She graduated from the famous design school ESMOD in Berlin only a year ago and has already shown her collection in Paris, London, Dubai and Berlin. In addition to that her designs have caught the attention of the modern fashion icon – pop singer Lady Gaga, who has become a loyal customer of Marinas.
Her S/S 2015 collection was full of exciting show-pieces. In addition to flowing silk dresses, skirts, blouses and pants she presented some skirts and dresses made entirely of leather belts, wrapped closely around the body, corsets shaped to form the body and tops that resembled straitjackets made of leather. Marinas fascination for body parts, prophesies and fetishes definitely came through.
The two showstoppers: A large straitjacket made of belts with an attached mask that covered half of the face and a corset made of two pieces of leather that was shaped and colored like a female torso.
Marina Hoermanseder Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Show
|BOLD: Leather-belt-dresses // Face shaped masks // Bright spring colors with nude OLD: Patent leather corsets // Chunky sneakers // Metallic leather skirts
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Juli 11th, 2014
If there is one thing Dimitrios Panagiotopoulos knows how to make it is pretty, modern and wearable womenswear. The 36 year old Greek-Italian designer founded his own label “DIMITRI” in 2007 after studying fashion at the renowned universities ESMOD and Marangoni and working for established brands such as Hugo Boss, Vivienne Westwood and Jill Sander. Since, he has been showing his designs at Berlin Fashion Week every season and has gained major popularity especially amongst buyers.
The S/S 2015 collection Dimitrios showed yesterday was the entire wardrobe any modern woman on vacation in Egypt would ever need. The collection was full of royal blue, mustard yellow, leopard- and a black-white giraffe-inspired print in shape of light jump suits, cute skirts and maxi dresses, caftans, high waist pants and gowns. In between there were some night-ready looks with a transparent dress of lace under a leopard print trench coat or a skin tight body covered with a wide-knit, fringed stole. My favorite look from the show: A long black dress with a high-cut front slit covered with a long embroidered scarf that was belted over the dress.
Dimitri Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Show
|BOLD: Royal Blue // Grecian embroidered lace // Long summer scarves OLD: Dropped bell sleeves // Fringed scarf tops // Leopard print jumpsuits
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Juli 10th, 2014
One of the young designers at Berlin Fashion Week is Marcel Ostertag. At only 35 he is enjoying great success with his brand (which he founded when he was 29), selling his fashion to an international crowd.
Already from the beginning of his carrier Ostertag has been known to be an achiever. Since graduating from the famous fashion college Central St. Martins in 2006, he has been spending his time winning awards, working for established fashion brands such as Burberry and Paul Smith and since 2008 designing his own fashion, of which he presented the S/S 2015 collection yesterday at MBFWB.
And one thing everyone at Fashion week knows is that Marcel Ostertag never starts a show without walking the runway in high heels before any of the models do, and after a short singing performance by one multi talented model, this is exactly what happened.
Ostertags collections was a mixture of bright colored maxi-dresses, skirts and bare-all blouses with tie-dye-like prints and color-blocked, tops, sweatshirts and coats. Most of the garments were garnished with long fringes, dotted chiffon and sequined patterns, which all reminded me a lot of the 20′s Charleston dresses. At least two of these components were mixed into every look presented, providing a continuous mix of patterns and colors. Marcel Ostertag’s collection included plenty of wearable pieces next to some more eccentric looks.
Marcel Ostertag Spring/Summer 2015 Runway Show
|BOLD: Charleston fringes // Airy jumpsuits // New sequined patterns OLD: Tie-dye prints // Soggy sweatshirts // Extensive color blocking
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Juli 9th, 2014
With David Bowey, Justin Bieber and Rihanna as saints on a stained-glass window and the show titled „D x R + D x J = All about Pop Religion“ Kilian Kerner got my full attention already days before his S/S 2015 collection was shown at Mercedes Fashion Week Berlin.
The 35 year old German Designer, born and raised in Cologne has been able to excite the press year after year with his sporty-elegant collections. And now after 10 years and 19 collections with his own brand, he is not about to retreat – expanding his brand, which is sold in 14 countries worldwide and gaining celebrity followers every season. Internationally renowned fashion journalists such as Suzy Menkes have also shown great interest in Kerner as a designer and his collections.
“This is supposed to be one of the most exciting shows of MBFWB!”, the lady sitting next to me whispers, right before the first model stomps out on to the runway to the electro beats of Jan Blomqvist and his band. The collection featured many simple, flowing maxi-dresses and skirts though there was also a considerable amount of tightly fitted skirts and dresses displaying Kerner’s tailoring skills. Leather pants and skirts with tracksuit side snaps and jackets, coats and shorts for men made entirely of mesh highlighted the sporty side of Kilian Kerner fashion. In addition to that there were skirts with embroidered metallic beads, garments covered with a flower petal like structure, quilted coats and jackets and looks with an all over stained-glass window print.
With a collection nearly more extensive than last season’s it is difficult to sum up the S/S 2015 collection in a word.
Nonetheless Kerner once again offered an array of very unique yet wearable looks and plenty of visual entertainment.
Kilian Kerner Spring / Summer 2015 Runway Show
|BOLD: Skirts with sporty snaps // Stained-glass window prints // Mesh jackets and coats OLD: Embroidered bead skirts // Petal structures // Flower appliqués
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Februar 13th, 2014
Zang Toi took the audience on a journey to Shanghai and the 1930’s with his “Paris of the Orient” collection at Lincoln Center last night. The renowned designer, who is known for his chic and elegant creations, opened the show with cashmere glen-plaid 1930’s gangster trouser suits and trench jackets followed by English wool tweed skirt and blazer accompanied by instrumental jazz music from the “Twin Peaks” soundtrack. The tweedy looks were followed by gorgeous Shanghainese Tai Tai suits and coats, extravagant and beautiful long black and jade silk empress gowns, jade ostrich feather mini cape and pouf which were the standout pieces of the show. The color jade was the key element in Toi’s Fall/Winter collection and was featured in the majority of his creations worn by the models last night. All together, the collection was a vibrant mix of oriental inspired designs in a palette of opium, black and jade and highlighted what the House of Toi does best: creating sophisticated, glamorous and timeless beauty of the female form. At the end of the show Zang Toi walked the runway with one of his models while receiving a standing ovation from the audience for his latest Fall/Winter 2014 collection.
Malaysian-born Zang Toi founded his fashion label and the “House of Toi” collection in 1989 and is considered a renowned designer in the world of Haute Fashion. He studied at the famed Parsons School of Design after moving to NYC at the age of 20. He is known for his chic and sophisticated designs that are both timeless and elegant. Toi’s contribution to the fashion industry has been recognized in various publications such as Vogue, Vanity Fair and The New York Times. His luxurious creations that are all hand made in NYC are popular with Hollywood celebrities and royalty alike.
Zang Toi Autumn/Winter 2014 Runway Show
|BOLD: Beautiful combination of color black and jade // Jade ostrich feather mini pouf // Gorgeous evening gowns with diamond necklaces OLD: Too focused on color jade // Gowns too long and not easy to walk in
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