After the loss of the long-standing Berlin Fashion Week partner (and sponsor) Mercedes-Benz, the city of Berlin, i.e. the Berlin Senate, is a generous sponsor of the largest German fashion event in the capital. Numerous publicly funded funding programs make it possible here, which others (e.g. us Munich activists) can only dream of. New concepts and formats are emerging – with Studio2retail, PLATTE.berlin, Beyond Fashion Berlin, VORN Fashion Hub – in the capital. With a strong partner beside, the Fashion Council Germany.
A look at Berlin Fashion Week:
As already announced by Christine Arp (Chairman of the Fashion Council Germany) at the Berliner Salon in January, there will be a clear focus on German and Berlin designers and designers from the Ukraine. Berlin sees itself here as the gateway to the East. The shows by Bobkova, Litkovska etc. can also be seen accordingly as part of THE NEWEST, the Contemporary Fashion Showcase in the Kronprinzenpalais.
The location(s) of the BFW
Speaking of the Kronprinzenpalais: This time there is no central show location like the e-Werk, Kraftwerk, Stilwerk, Erika-Hess-Eissportstadion etc. used to be. This time everything is decentralized but fairly concentrated in Mitte. Splendid. The long distances in BER always take so much time. And this time everything is even more urgent than usual because of the compression of the Seek/Premium to two days.
Back to the roots!
Auch interessant: die Rückkehr einiger „Projekte“ zu ihren Wurzeln. So wird die Premium Messe wieder in der STATION Berlin zu finden sein. Und der Berliner Salon kehrt zurück in das stattliche Kronprinzenpalais Unter den Linden. Hier präsentiert auch erstmals in Zusammenarbeit das Contemporary Format THE NEWEST, das aus dem früheren Schauenformat der MBFW entstanden ist, seine Runwayshows. Zu sehen sind hier u.a. Bobkova, wo wir auch sein werden sowie Odeeh.
Also interesting: the return of some “projects” to their roots. The Premium trade fair will once again be in the STATION Berlin. And Der Berliner Salon returns to the stately Kronprinzenpalais Unter den Linden. The contemporary format THE NEWEST, which emerged from the earlier show format of the MBFW, is also presenting its runway shows here for the first time. You can see Bobkova, where we will be, and Odeeh, among others.
And this is what our Berlin Fashion Week program looks like:
All events are by invitation only.
Public events have been marked accordingly.
Fair: Seek // STATION Berlin (July 11 and 12, 2023)
For the first time, the Seek (just like the Premium) will only take place for two days. We look forward to sustainable brands in the “Conscious Club” area. Among other things, old acquaintances such as Lanius and Dawn Denim. As well as (hopefully!) new discoveries.
More about Seek >>>
Fair: CURATED by Fashion Council Germany @ Premium (July 11 to 13, 2023)
This season, the Fashion Council Germany is presenting a curated showroom at PREMIUM for the first time, thus offering a platform for selected German and Ukrainian designers. The concept focuses on creativity, innovation and diversity. You can watch on Tuesday 11.7. including Avenir, La Bande and Natascha von Hirschhausen. On Wednesday we look forward to Fassbender, Podyh and Milk of Lime, among others.
More about the FCG Showroom >>>
Fair: Beyond Fashion Berlin // Atelier Gardens (July 11 to 13, 2023)
The new, community-driven B2B trade fair for sustainable fashion is entering its second round. Big plus: For this edition there are shuttles that connect the location to the BFW. And: There is a last-mile service from the S-Bahn and U-Bahn stations Tempelhof and Hermannstrasse. The event around Lena Nocke will take place this time in three halls on a total of 2,000 square meters! As in January, the labels are in Studio 2 and new in the Alte Tischlerei. Good to know: The collections are pre-curated. At each stand you will find the 5Ps of the respective label, which show the respective sustainability criteria of the brand. Wow! Catering for visitors and exhibitors is free on all three days. Any leftover food will be donated to the charity. The new format “Let’s talk about…” starts on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m., followed by the Beyond Fashion SummerLounge. Let’s party!
More about Beyond Fashion Berlin >>>
Exhibition: GROW @ VORN Fashion Hub
-> public: Monday to Friday, July 4 to 13 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. @ VORN – The Berlin Fashion Hub Space // 1st floor Bikini Berlin, Budapester Strasse 38 – 50, 10787 Berlin.
***MONDAY, July 10, 2023***
Exhibition: Der Berliner Salon (July 10 and 11, 2023)
At the start of the Berlin Fashion Week, Der Berliner Salon invites you to the Kronprinzenpalais Unter den Linden on July 10, 2023, thus commemorating the founding of the format in 2015.
The aim is to provide a long-term platform for the excellence and quality of German fashion. The group exhibition shows 51 participants from Germany with a focus on young designers. Among other things, you can see: exciting upcoming names such as the upcycling brand Avenir, GREENSTYLE brands such as Zamt Berlin and (of course long established) sustainable high fashion by Julia Leifert.
July 10, 2023: by invitation only
July 11, 2023: open for public (11 a.m. to 6 p.m)
More about Der Berliner Salon >>>
Runwayshow: Bobkova Runway Show @ THE NEWEST, Kronprinzenpalais
Runwayshow: Melisa Inca @ PLATTE.berlin
The PLATTE Award honors designers who stand for the PLATTE values of inclusion, diversity and sustainability. The first award goes to upcycling designer Melisa Minca, who is presenting her “In Recovery” collection at Berlin Fashion Week.
Event: Fireside Chat by Fashion Council Germany
Official BFW Opening with set FiresideDinner @ Telegraphenamt
***TUESDAY, July 11, 2023***
Event: VIP Beauty & Fashion Lounge @ Hotel de Rome
Runwayshow: Litkovska @ Kraftwerk Berlin
Conference: Denim Popup by 202030 The Berlin Fashion Summit @ Premium
The July 2023 edition of the 202030 – The Berlin Fashion Summit will take place this time in a reduced form as a popup on the STATION Berlin site. We are looking forward to the insights into the topic of sustainability in the denim sector. Speakers: including Marian von Rappard (Dawn Denim), Roosmarie Ruigrok (Dutch Denim Deal) and Annabelle Homann (Lanius). Then: Community Gathering
Runwayshow: Kilian Kerner „Beverly Hills 2023” @ Verti Music Hall
Kilian, like Marcel Ostertag, Danny Reinke and Rebekka Ruétz (W.E4.FASHION DAY), dedicate the current event to the DKMS and the German Cancer Aid by selling 200 tickets.
Purchase here >>>
W.E4.FASHION DAY 12 a.m. to 11 p.m.: Verti Music Hall, Mercedes-Platz 2, 10243 Berlin
Pssst: I’ve been following Kilian Kerner for a long time and I’m at least as big a Bibi Blocksberg fan as he is.
Event: Lanius x Dawn Denim
Kilian Kerner Aftershow Party
***WEDNESDAY, July 12, 2023***
Workshop: 202030 – The Berlin Fashion Summit @ Premium
Update EU Textile Strategy Focus Green Claims presented by studio MM04
How can brands drive their sustainable development in line with the EU Textile Strategy? This workshop at Studio MM04 provides an overview of upcoming EU legislation under the EU Textile Strategy and will bring participants up to speed on rapidly evolving laws and regulations, giving an informed perspective on the legal framework as well as the practical implementation in the supply chain. With the experts Lavinia Muth and Robert Grabosch, moderated by Magdalena Schaffrin.
Event: Fashion Revolution Germany Gathering @ Seek
Press event with Solidaridad (from 3 p.m.): Guests: Nasreen Sheikh // Founder Empowerment Collective (digital); Delara Burkhardt (digital) // Member of European Parliament; Anbid Zaman // President Of The Board Of Directors at The Global Center for LGBTI+ Freedom and Education; Carina Bischof // Fashion Revolution Germany
Showroom & presentation: Esther Perbandt x AchtBerlin: ‘Concrete Jungle’
Runwayshow & Award: Neo.Fashion. 2023 @ ALTE MÜNZE BERLIN
Beyond Summer Lounge
***THURSDAY, July 13, 2023***
Event: P&C @ Potsdamer Platz
3500 square meters, three floors // full sustainability power in the High Street Quartier at Potsdamer Platz.
Litkovska Brunch & Showroom @ SO/ Berlin Das Stue
Bye-bye, BER! See you in January 2024!