The latest trends for the summer of 2015 were shown at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Berlin last week. We look forward to these looks and designers.
Manch claims that Fashion Week Berlin would have been quite untroubled this year. But the new location alone has already provided enough talk-talk. Due to the World Cup fan mile at the Brandenburg Gate, the big Fashion Week tent had to give way and an alternative was found with the Erika Hess Ice Stadium in the Wedding district. Not exactly one of the most inviting districts in the city, but in the end a rather authentic location that spoiled a little more charm than an interchangeable white tent.
Some designers dared what they might expect there, but they did not quite move, shifted their fashion gazes, and scattered all over the city. Dorothee Schumacher showed her collection for the summer of 2015 in the Elisabethkirche, Vladimir Karaleev and Perret Schaad in the Kronprinzenpalais or Dawid Tomaszewski in the study stage of the Deutsche Oper.
The big names are missing in Berlin for several seasons, but without Hugo Boss or Rena Lange, you might feel the more under you and can show what you can without big hype, promises and fuss.
There was of course plenty to see.
At extremely tropical temperatures the new summer mode was put directly to the test. Fortunately, lots of transparency, cut-outs and fine tip also made room for a cooling breeze. Generally, the summer looks were very airy. Everything seems to flow loosely around the body, whether light trenchcoats made of silk, overalls with wide legs or knee – throwing midi skirts. Of the color white the designers could not get enough for the coming summer. The bright accents always put highlights at Lauèl, Franziska Michael or Kilian Kerner. In combination with nude or metallic tones, many combinations were very cautious.
In contrast, no prints and patterns were missing. Whether African as with Lena Hoschek, exotic as with Marc Cain and cést tout / ce nou or graphically as with Barre Noir and Dawid Tomaszweski, each modelabel searched its red thread in another direction.
My favorite collection I have definitely seen this time with Vladimir Karaleev. Known for its clean deconstructivism, its collection is much more complex for the summer of 2015 than it is otherwise and with a great mixture of bright yellow, berry tones and maritime stripes a real masterpiece.