MERCEDES-BENZ BERLIN FASHION WEEK Spring/Summer 2022 Day 3 and the Best of the Rest

On Day 3 BERLIN FASHION WEEK’s Love Affair with Glitz & Glam, Avant-Garde & Deconstructivism continued, all to the Beat of the Social Conscience Drum.

 

All Image Credit Berlin Fashion Week and Instagram

 

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A sculptural statement jacket – at Neo Fashion Best Graduates

On Day 3 of Berlin Fashion Week SS 2022 the programme had most certainly lost no momentum after two days of jam-packed back-to-back shows, talks, discussions and showroom exhibits. In fact, just as we were trying to catch our breaths from the frenzied aesthetic overstimulation and copious quantities of eye candy of the previous two days along came the Neo Fashion Best Graduates Show and Awards.

Thirteen budding young designers competed, showing five looks each that were subsequently judged by a jury. The end-selection was nothing short of jaw-dropping, the energy and creativity second to none. Oversized knits, deconstructed otherworldy creations, decadent leather and silk, fringes, raw edges, oversized proportions, vintage-inspired and apocalyptic ensembles and everything inbetween was part of this spectacular offering from the pack of young designers. It was so more-ish, it was a near impossible task to single out only a few pieces!

Watch the video of the Neo Fashion Best Graduates Show here:

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Metallics and cutouts – at Neo Fashion Best Graduates

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Lacy metallics, ribbons and bows – at Neo Fashion Best Graduates

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Layering and colour blocking, a feast for the eye – at Neo Fashion Best Graduates

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Knitwear of epic proportions – at Neo Fashion Best Graduates

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A khaki and ballet pink combo complete with ribbons & bows – at Neo Fashion Best Graduates

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Space-age sleeves and shiny metallics – at Neo Fashion Best Graduates

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Lace is the star of this show – at Neo Fashion Best Graduates

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Gritty chartreuse ripped edges with a clear eco message – at Neo Fashion Best Graduates

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Fringing makes for a graphic skeletal ensemble – at Neo Fashion Best Graduates

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The future is bold and bright – at Neo Fashion Best Graduates

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Neopreen, new age prints – at Neo Fashion Best Graduates

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Forest green ruching comes with a green message – at Neo Fashion Best Graduates

A collection that epitomizes everything that we’ve come to associate with Berlin: the grittiness, the avant-garde and the drama – all of this was encapsulated in this stunning collection by LML Studio. Inspired by the inimitable music and art scene in Berlin designer Lucas Meyer-Leclère drew inspiration from none other than Chanel for his collection. The joie de vivre was palpable!

Punk culture together with a good dose of burlesque and Glam Rock took centre stage as avant-garde, deconstructivist leather and ripped seams in ensembles that were predominantly black and white (or graphic shades thereof), were on show. Layering, exaggerated shoulders, splashes of hand-painted artwork and hand-dyed surface embellishments added to a collection that was tittilating, liberating and refreshing. LML Studio’s ethos of repurposing and giving garments a new lease of life was clearly evident in this exciting collection of eclectic pieces that all strung together very harmoniously (couldn’t resist the puns).

Watch the Video of LML Studio show here:

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Smoky eyes and scratchy surface prints – at LML Studio

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Drama! Faux fur and tie-dye make for a bohemian cocktail – at LML Studio

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Recycling, repurposing and voila! A new outfit – at LML Studio

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A classic padded trench gets the paintbrush treatment – at LML Studio

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Electric blue metallics in this striking coat – at LML Studio

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A strong message – at LML Studio

Rebekka Ruetz creates clothes that have longevity and her SS 2022 collection made us jump for joy: environmentally friendly, ethically produced certified sustainable organic cotton is used in all her designs. Bright and cheery surface designs embellished all her creations. We love the sky-blue ensembles, complete with laptop bag, as well as the smoky digital prints – perfect for a Spring /Summer escape to somewhere balmy.

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In the mood for flying? The sky’s the limit in this sky-blue tunic – at Rebekka Ruetz

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Smoky digital prints – at Rebekka Ruetz

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Into the sunset – at Rebekka Ruetz

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Cheery, crafty batik prints – at Rebekka Ruetz

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Slash, expose and aeriate! – at Rebekka Ruetz

Finally, as we’re saying goodbye from Berlin, we’ll leave you with a few more upcycling gems we discovered at Fashion Week:

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Kings of upcycling, handmade in Kenya – at Rafael Kouto (image sourced on Instagram @rafaelkouto)

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Stunning macramé dress – at Karen Jessen (Image sourced on Instagram @studio.karenjessen)

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Upcycling at its best – at Fade Out Label (Image sourced on Instagram @fadeoutlabel)

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Recycled puffer jacket – at Anciela (Image sourced on Instagram @anciela_london)

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Saddle up for upcycling! – at Therapy (image sourced on Instagram @therapy_berlin)

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Velvet suits, upcycled and handmade in Africa – at Emeka (Image sourced on Instagram @emeka_suits)

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Knitted coat – at Neo Fashion Best Graduates

We’re reluctantly dragging ourselves away from Berlin! Until next time,

Auf Wiedersehen, Tschüss!

 

Cecile Paul

Author at Pynck

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