8.18am: Another early start for the fashion teams in Berlin for the third day of fashion week – and the schedule looks to be one of the most exciting, with new collections from Schumacher, Rena Lange, Marc Cain and Hugo by Hugo Boss making their debuts.
10am: She’s been tweeting pictures of her preparations all week and this morning we finally got a chance to see the autumn/winter 13/14 collection from Dorothee Schumacher. Starting in monochrome, the collection, which was dominated by straight-legged trousers and short jackets, soon moved into striking oxblood and mustard, reflecting the colours of autumn. It will be available at Apropos in Cologne, Quartier 206 in Berlin, Breuninger in Stuttgart and KaDeWe in Berlin as well as many other stores around Germany.
Blogger Anna Frost tweeted: ‘Stunning #schumacher’
10.46am: Hugo Boss were in final preparations for their show this evening
11.17am: Schumacher celebrated all the hard work in the run-up to the show with an end-of-show party with floral decorations and specially prepared cocktails topped with frozen roses.
Dorothee Schumacher tweeted: ’@SCHUMACHERxoxo Wooooo!!!! We did it!!!!!!!!’
11.30am: Rena Lange, who released a younger line last season, returned to Berlin Fashion Week to show her flagship collection this morning. Pussy bows and Peter Pan collars teamed with bold, patterned princess coats gave the collection a delicate, ladylike feel while slash-necked dresses with slit sleeves provided a modern edge.
1.43pm: Les Misérables star and Burberry model Eddie Redmayne is confirmed to be attending tonight’s Hugo by Hugo Boss show.
Hugo Boss tweeted: ‘Actor Eddie Redmayne arrived to pick out his outfit for the #HUGO Fashion Show tonight #bfw’
1pm: It was definitely winter at the beginning of Laurèl’s latest collection as silver dominated the runway at the start of the show. Metallic wool jackets, grey furs and silver dresses and trousers gave way to monochrome and then to punches of royal blue and bright red. The climax of the collection, which will be stocked at Laurèl’s stores in Munich, Frankfurt and Hamburg, featured floor-length dresses in plum and silver and black sequins.
2.36pm: Preparations for tonight’s Hugo by Hugo Boss show are well under way.
Hugo Boss tweeted: ‘The hair & make-up team has arrived and they’re setting up their stations #HUGO #mbfw #bfw #backstage’
2.50pm: Excitement was building for Marc Cain’s show at the Hotel de Rome, which was decorated with a snow scene complete with larger-than-life swans. Show attendees were treated to a Champagne reception in the hotel foyer while they waited.
3.30pm: Marc Cain’s new collection took a turn away from the pattern, colours and ladylike nature of spring/summer 2013. For winter the silhouette was elongated with slimline trousers and midi-length skirts. The plums and bright pinks seen in Laurèl’s collection were also present.
4.30pm: Drawing inspiration from nature, the colours of Marcel Ostertag’s new collection were taken from the peacock. Emerald green and purples merged in pattern, sequins and panelling to produce a striking array of designs, with Ostertag even taking to the runway himself as the finale.
6.10pm: Show-goers were taking their seats for designer Michael Sontag’s autumn/winter 2013/14 show, which was set to take place on a black runway rather than the usual white.
Shop Style Germany tweeted: ‘Michael Sontag is doing things differently!.. Black Runway! #mbfwb’
6.25pm: Running slightly behind schedule, Michael Sontag’s collection, which is sold at Quartier 206 in Berlin, takes to the runway, featuring beautifully draped, extremely chic pieces in stormy grey, berry and camel.
9pm: Watched by a crowd which included Eddie Redmayne and Edward Norton, the Hugo by Hugo Boss collection remained true to its heritage. Simple, clean and well-cut dresses, suits and coats appeared first in monochrome and then in warmer tones of red and camel, deviating only briefly into pattern. These were classic designs from the classic German brand.