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Berlin Fashion Week started with a very well curated exhibition at Der Berliner Salon where we could discover amazing designers like David Tomaszewski and the unbeatable hats from Fiona Bennett.
At the runway, we really enjoyed the AW 22/23 Runway Show from Danny Reinke, Devil's Delight. The new prêt-à-couture collection, handmade at his studio in Berlin, breaks down various types of conflicting emotions from frustration to sadness to hope and optimism.
Marcel Ostertag presented the collection Love Child. "We know that the current situation is not easy. It's a shitty time because people are monsters. We need this show to convey a lot of love to the outside world." The collection inspires our senses and gives us courage and strength in these challenging times. It makes us unmistakable and fills us with love. LOVE CHILD is cheerful, colourful and energetic like a child. The collection showers us with a sea of bright colours and positive energy and makes us feel the vibes of the Seventies. His show was one with the most stylish people attending during the Berlin Fashion Week. This time, not only models were on the catwalk, but also customers, muses and lovers of Marcel Ostertag's fashion were allowed to present his designs on the catwalk at MBFW - Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Berlin.
Sofia ilmonen began her catwalk with an introductory video in which the beauty of slow fashion creation was explained. Then, models of all ages, ethnicities and sizes walked the catwalk wearing a very linear collection that shows the beauty of handmade collections.
Other events we enjoyed were the 202030 Berlin Summit, where we were able to learn more about the importance of regenerative fashion and get a closer look at the discourse of tech companies and new talents that are already working for the metaverse world.
On Saturday we were lucky enough to get to know the new website A-Gain-Guide, a Berlin lighthouse project that aims to extend the life of clothing and promote the local textile circular economy. We really recommend to give it a try. It is really intuitive and will connect you with lots of "zero waste" places in Berlin.
Also, we would like to recommend you to download the App Giftd, that will help you share the clothes you are not wearing anymore with other people living closed to you. We already tested it and, believe us, it is a great tool to help you stop your fashion waste.
Antonio Castello is a visual artist from Bogota, Colombia. Since 2016 he has captured the Mercedes-Benz Fashion week event from backstage. He usually shot film cameras or Vintage lenses. You can follow him on IG @antoniocastello