The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin emerged this season with a completely updated, fresh, new concept, presenting exceptionally talented designers: newcomers and famous ones with inspiring looks within the newly renovated premises of Telegraphenamt in the very heart of Berlin. Of the remarkable abundance of established labels side by side with new brands, we would like to focus on just a few the new collections which are especially worth it.
The current looks by designer Laura Gerte for her MBFW runway show are girly, androgynous and full of colorful contrasts. Sustainability is of essential importance in her production approach. Therefore, most of the eye-catching gowns, inspiring by elaborate details, are made of second-hand materials, patchwork, using upcycled and recycled materials. The new collection presents the entire style palette, from daytime to dreamy and poetic. The looks can be worn on the street and in nightclubs. They impress by elaborate detail, androgynous chic, and casual elegance evident in every detail. The ready-to-wear pieces are colorful, precisely crafted and impressive due to their asymmetric silhouettes and lines.
Designer Frida Weyer’s new label MALUNE that debuted this season at MBFW is spectacular and sexy. The optical lightness and color harmonies of her looks are achieved through refined pastel and darker tones arranged in magic patterns. Her unique looks belong to a feminine universe. They’re sexy and comfortable. The new creations made of silk experiment with natural silhouettes and have the aesthetics of casual glam. The ornamental patterns and the carefully matched color palette characteristic for the new designs are authentic.
Spontaneous form combined with sophisticated details would put MALUNE’s looks on the wish list of any woman conscious of contemporary fashion trends. The elemental proportions of the evening looks as well as the coats and jackets that were the highlight of the collection appeared very familiar for all, yet extremely joyful and classy. The beachwear is remarkably feminine, exuding magic energy, a tropical vibe, and effortless charm.
Androgynous or feminine, the unisex jewelry by RM ATU GELOVANI, a designer originally from Tbilisi, plays with sensual transformations. The necklaces and earrings made mainly of steel, beads, phosphor, pearls, zirconia and Swarowsky crystals fascinate with a clear design language. They look fantastic, poetic, and at times whimsical.
The label, based in Hamburg, is young but extremely trendy and has a unique style and attitude, especially a love for detail, simplicity, glamor and radiant lightness. In each piece, the designer manages to bring form and material into magic balance. The jewelry is produced both in Germany and in Georgia.
The pieces can be acquired in concept stores in London, Hamburg or, for those who can’t make it to these destinations, online. This unique jewellery brand with exotic flavor was founded in Berlin in 2018.
Review by Lily Fürstenow