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
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:
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:
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.
Finally, as we’re saying goodbye from Berlin, we’ll leave you with a few more upcycling gems we discovered at Fashion Week:
We’re reluctantly dragging ourselves away from Berlin! Until next time,
Auf Wiedersehen, Tschüss!