Armed with my SketchBook and a big selection of crayons I went to a very special place of Berlin fashion week: Berlin Fashion Salon, hosted in the “Crown Princes’ palace”. The building itself looks like a precious white jewelry box, located on the glamorous Berlin Boulevard “Unter den Linden” right in the very hard of the German capital. Once you escaped the freezing February weather you found 3 floors of the finest selection of German fashion production. Well Picked designers showed an overview over their current collections – a who is who of the German fashion scene.
Among others have been featured:
Different to runway shows the collections of the designers are presented here by models in a calm position: in the Vogue Salon itself the concept of the presentation was even more different; most of the outfits weren’t presented by walking models but shown on mannequins. 3 to 6 outfits per designer give an idea about her or his vision on how we gonna dress two seasons from now.
Its wrong to think someone is a fashion designer just because he went to fashion school. It takes years of learning, and that actually is what a fashion designer needs. This is where one has to attend in an actively involved matter.
This kind of presentation is a wonderful opportunity for me to get a much closer look at the designs than at a regular runway show. Especially when it comes to the details of how fabric, patterns and textures are brought together. So I can try to cope the idea and follow the designer on his vision and use my crayons and my sketchbook to translate my personal view on this idea in some fast and vivid sketches for you.