Woah! How I managed not to get run over by a bicycle or crushed by the unruly crowd at the lavera Showfoor scrum or faint in the heat of the massive Marc Cain cue at MBFWB, I really don't know! All I can say I survived to tell some tales, met some truly wondrous people, discovered some amazing brands and saw some great shows in Berlin: one of my FAVOURITE cities.
With 21 events taking place like Bread & Butter, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Berlin, GREEN showroom, Show & Order, Capsule, SHOWFLOOR BERLIN and Curvy is Sexy all in the space of three days I was hard pushed to get around the lot even though I had help of my cute VeloTaxi driver with an unpronounceable name.
Adam Brody (Zürich) showed me his nine piece white shirt collection at Curvy is Sexy which was sooo adorable. A tailor by love, I begged him to open up sizing to cover all mortals. After all his motto rightly says: ‘Style has nothing to do with size’. Hear hear!
I fell in love with Marc Cain’s fabulous blue tiger print, stripes and Yayoi Kusama stylish spots combined with a red leather jacket! Of course the heart beating stuff was his gorgeous silk kimono style sleeved cape/coats with animal print motifs. Could anything be so gorgeous?! I’m sure Marcia Cross, one of his front row celebs was taking notes!
Danny Reinke, newcomer at lavera Showfloor inspired me with an enormous orange sea, with catching bags attached to his jackets for both men and women. Inspired by the sea, this designer’s cleverly designed accessories had me mentally thinking EasyJet carry on luggage!
I rave about Ivana Basilotta every now and again. Not only is her clothing delicate, feminine and vegan but her shoe range which was launched this year and is available on Yoox is truly beautiful. A perfectionist by nature you can see her touch in every detail! Manufactured by an Italian family company, the elegance of her shoes is definitely red carpet celeb. ‘Nobody’s skin’ is her motto!
Of course, this is only the tip of the iceberg! So many shows and studio visits to come. But bursting as I do with excitement there are some things you just need to spill!