Day 2 Rundown Of Berlin Fashion Week

Home of the humble Birkenstock, the Germans are reinventing their reputation as pioneers in design and manufacture as Berlin Fashion Week continues. Here are the highlights of the shows today as designers champion functionality, streetwear and eastern influences.

 

Sadak

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Sasa Kovacevic’s label SADAK has already been presented at both Paris and Tokyo, and his latest offering did not disappoint. The show opened with a modest march of monochrome streetwear before exploding into a parade of silks drenched in bright pastels. Adding to the obsession of #MBFWB with gender fluidity, the girls were invited to dress up like the boys with buzz cuts and matching kimono jackets and trousers. Meanwhile the boys were given an awkward touch of glamour with eyeliner and a shimmering palette of lilacs, pinks and blues. Most notable of the show however were the male models styled in burkas in both blue and black, exposing the back, which is sure to cause a stir.

 

William Fan

William Fan graduated from the prestigious Artez in Arnhem before working at Alexander McQueen – and now presents his eponymous luxury collection for men and women. Masculine styles for tough girls and pretty boys, Fan gave safari a luxe update with classic pieces: trench coats, blazers and silk blouses and shirts in a palette of navies and khakis, laying a backdrop for luscious lilacs and yellows as models posed in front of a mini jungle of potted ferns. Sliders and heavy metal rings threaded through hair and dangling around necks lended the workwear inspired collection an edgy and modern feel.

 

One Wolf

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Latvian label One Wolf offered a collection of classic men’s tailoring updated for summer with long shorts, sleeveless jackets and short sleeved shirts. The high end formalwear was given a laidback and quirky twist with bowties and platform trainers. Think retro meets modern, enabled by an amalgamation of classic and quaint shapes and styling.

 

Kilian Kerner

 

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A star and mainstay at Berlin Fashion Week having presented at no less than 15 seasons with MBFWB, Kilian Kerner’s stunning collection included both menswear and womenswear. Cool young things modelled the city ready garments with headphones slung nonchalantly around their necks. A combination of classic but contemporary shapes reimagine coolness, and a kaleidoscopic array of graphic shapes and colours add a fun psychedelic feel, which complemented the 60s inspired shapes perfectly.