FASHION

6 Berlin Designers to Watch


Berlin fashion week is not a mandatory stop on the international fashion calendar—not yet anyway. Until that time, Showroom Berlin—initiated by the German Senate Department for Economics, Technology and Research’s Projekt Zukunft (Project Future)—has made it its mission to bring designers from Europe’s long-reigning capital of cool to other major fashion weeks, starting with New York where it made its U.S. debut, and on to Paris on September 26. Here are some of the labels that caught our eye.

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Âme Sœur Designed by sisters Sabina and Madina Taschén, Âme Sœur (French for “soul sister”) abides by a “one-cut” philosophy—the easy pieces are often made from a single piece of fabric draped loosely around the body.

Photo by Daniel Burchard.

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Antonia Goy Touchable, luxurious fabrics, like laser-cut leather and lux silks, are the foundation of Antonia Goy’s collection of pared-down separates.

Photo by SCHAH–PHOTOGRAPHY.

3

C.neeon Inspired by fading memory, designers Clara Leskovar and Doreen Schulz presented a collection of simple pieces printed with layers of photosensitive ink that change from light green to deep petrol blue in the sun.

Photo by Gudrun Haggenmüller, styled by Madlen Schmid. Hair by Nicole Puzalowski. Postproduction by www.dirac.me. Model: Simone O’Donovan.

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Perret Schaad Palm Beach was the starting point for designers Johanna Perret and Tutia Schaad whose Spring 2015 collection combined bright citrus colors and effortless structural details, such as knots.

Photo by Getty Images.

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SCHMIDTTAKAHASHI Designers Eugénie Schmidt and Mariko Takahashi tagged their spring collection with QR codes, allowing buyers to discover the past lives and “family trees” of the reclaimed materials that make up each garment.

Photo by Amos Fricke.

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Vladimir Karaleev For Spring 2015, Bulgarian-born designer Vladimir Karaleev showed off his mastery of textiles, building up gauzy, geometric pieces layer by layer.

Photo by Stefan Kraul.