Last week saw the autumn/winter 2019 edition of Berlin Fashion Week take place. Here are five of the top moments to know about
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Talents
This year Mercedes-Benz celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Talents scheme (formerly known as IDEP) and hosted an exhibition featuring several designers. Sri Lankan designer Amesh Wijesekera was invited to present his autumn/winter 2019 collection at Berlin Fashion Week, featuring traditional Sri Lankan fabrics reinvented in vibrant contemporary designs.
Rebranded last year, skiwear specialist Bogner opened Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin for the second consecutive season. Its Alpine Clubbing collection for autumn/winter 2019 consolidates the brand’s new younger look and feel.
William Fan has been heralded as one of the best new names in German fashion and his autumn/winter 2019 show did not disappoint. The young designer chose to present his collection in a karaoke bar, with models wearing deconstructed tailoring, elegant dresses and statement outwear.
Lena Hoschek is known for her use of high-quality materials, craftsmanship and vintage-inspired designs. For autumn/winter 2019, the Austrian designer borrowed elements from the male wardrobe and applied them to her signature feminine silhouettes in a collection called Men At Work. Tweed, denim and camo were some of the key features.
Lou De Bètoly
This season, Berlin-based fashion label Lou De Bètoly presented its first catwalk show. Founded by French designer Odély Teboul in 2017, Lou De Bètoly is known for its inspired handmade crochet designs. Having already garnered a lot of attention, this is a label to watch.