DAY 3 RUNDOWN OF BERLIN FASHION WEEK

Berlin Fashion week continues with designers racking up serious style credentials in the city renowned for its hedonism and creative expression. Thursday was a focus on more established designers, including Hyères winner Annelie Schubert and the announcement of the hotly tipped ‘Designer for Tomorrow Award’ hosted by Zac Posen.

 

STEINROHNER

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Designers Inna Stein and Caroline Rohner presented their stunning rain-wear inspired collection. Although the functionality of the gorgeous silks and tassels was questionable, these ladies’ shimmering rain jackets have got your back. Vibrant tones of scarlet broke up textures of mesh and PVC and models stomped in silver flatforms. Highlights of the collection included ruby red evening dresses and embellished trouser co-ords. The result was a collection drenched in cool for any city girl worth her salt.

 

ANNELIE SCHUBERT

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Strong structures reigned supreme at the Anniele Schubert show. With the strong silhouettes that won her the coveted Hyères prize earlier this year, Schubert’s refined designs in both neoprene and wools and silks kept the collection at once edgy but wearable, breathable and comfortable. Cropped trousers and sleeves kept the collection laidback and modern. A muted palette of beige and navy with only a splash of lime green allowed the shapes and textures to steal the limelight. The sharp shoulders of the structured jackets and capes contrasted beautifully with the flowing accents and ribbon detailing which swished lusciously by the models’ sides.

 

BOBBY KOLADE

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Graduate star Bobby Kolade won two awards for his graduate collection: the ‘Start Your Fashion Award’ in Berlin and the ‘New Star Award’ in Shenzen, China. Now, Kolade presents his SS16 collection – a celebration of 90s streetwear and sportswear, with a generous dose of disco glamour with silver metallic and glittering ankle boots. The fun but edgy collection reinterpreted 90s hip hop by creating an aesthetic that is staunchly loyal to its streetwear roots while looking optimistically to a futuristic disco throw down.

 

DESIGNER FOR TOMORROW AWARD

Zac Posen hosted the award which aims to nurture emerging design talent on Thursday evening. The winner of the 2014 award Matteo Lamandini opened the ceremony by presenting his collection of childswear inspired designs for men and women. The collection was saturated with plaid in varying colourways, while flat caps and long shorts ruled the aesthetic as grown up girls and boys dressed down in uniform.  Mareike Massing was announced as this year’s taker of the award with her collection of womenswear, which features luscious fabrics painted in monochrome grid patterns.