Bread and Butter is the leading international trade fair for street and urbanwear, and for the past decade has exposed fashion insiders to the most exciting brands of the moment. This year Bread and Butter pays homage to the World Cup hosted by Brazil with a special Carnaval-Do-Brasil-themed fair. Bringing together brands such as K-Swiss, Ben Sherman and Seil Marschall, the festival is a must for those interested in the most luxurious and high-end urban fashion brands.
Bread and Butter, Messe Berlin Tempelhof Airport, 12101 Berlin, +49 (0)30 400440
Bonbon Bar, run by the owners of the well-known Dudu restaurant, frequently tops best-bar lists and it’s not hard to see why. The interior is effortlessly chic and simple, with subdued lighting and a subtle colour scheme. Bonbon’s cutting-edge line-up of international DJs keeps guests partying into the early hours and the bar is the perfect place to spot the fashion crowd.
Bonbon Bar, Torstrasse 133, 10119 Berlin, +49 (0)30 2462 8718
Situated in the heart of Berlin City West, the newly opened Waldorf Astoria offers the perfect retreat after a day of shows. Fitted with the latest technology, the Astoria is perfect for catching up with social media after a day in the city. The hotel is also the site of the Guerlain Spa; specialising in personalised soothing treatments, it’s the ideal place to restore calm after a busy fashion week.
Waldorf Astoria Berlin, Hardenbergstrasse 28, 10623 Berlin, +49 (0)30 814 0000
Italian label Manila Grace is opening a new pop-up space inside Berlin’s Bikini Berlin concept mall, just in time for fashion week. The premium fashion brand produces its line exclusively in Italy and is famed for its extravagant tailoring and colours. Key pieces include vibrant, patterned trousers, structured blazers and lightweight cardigans and shawls – perfect for staying on-trend and comfortable between shows.
Bikini Berlin, Budapester Strasse 38-50, 10787 Berlin, +49 (0)700 7002 2738
After a day of eating on the go in between shows, why not indulge at Grill Royal, one of Berlin’s best steakhouses? Popular with politicians and artists, this restaurant is a place to see and be seen. The extensive menu serves high-quality steak from around the world, although non-meat-eaters will be equally impressed by the seafood options. Grill Royal is located by the Spree river and we recommend reserving a table outside to make the most of the stunning scenery.
Grill Royal, Friedrichstrasse 105B, 10117 Berlin, +49 (0)30 2887 9288