Arts & Culture, Fashion, Features

Berlin Fashion Week 2014

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Since 2007, Berlin has successfully put some of the biggest names in fashion on runways during their fashion weeks in January and July. This January, Berlin didn't quite follow that same routine. While Berlin was able to impress and please their audience gazing at the catwalk, some of the biggest names such as Hugo Boss, Escada, Rena Lange, Baslerseemed, seemed to be missing in action. However, Berlin managed to win us over with 45 international newcomers. How's that for filling a void? Of all 135 labels this year, some seemed to stand out more than others as they presented their autumn/winter styles on the runway.  Berlin Fashion Week provides the opportunity for new and upcoming designers and models to flaunt their clothing. It has already gained much attention for its many creative young designers who are growing and developing in the city of Berlin. Designer Rebekka Ruetz was chummy with silk creations accented with different fabrics such as wool, cotton, leather, and sequins. Ruetz insists that while this collection is not for everyday wear, it is for the Amazon woman, and every woman has an Amazon inside her. rebekka According to Hien Lee, this Berlin-based designer suggests and stays consistent to the fact that trends next fall will be radically purist, refined, delicate, and chic. hien le Austrian-born designer, Lena Hoschek, maintains a collection that is chic, yet retro-inspired from the 1940s and 50s. While the collection may not be reserved, these clothes are meant to be worn at any age -- and not just on the runway. lena hoschek German label Riani caught the audience's eye with his simple yet elegant clothing. The glamorous label sported white clothing down the catwalk, accented with silvers and grays. This clearly did not disappoint as Riani stayed far away from the traditional route. riani Up-and-coming Russian young designer Alena Akhmadullina's latest creation is inspired by romantic motifs from Oscar Wilde's "The Canterville Ghost." Akhmadullina didn't shy away from patterns and bold colours with her chic line. alena Big name Berlin label Kavier Gauche was able to redesign the typical evening dress with their own interpretation in black and white, although a hint of orange did accentuate the stage. kavier

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