Congratulations to those who've been bearing with me until this third and last post about my first fashion week experience. I can totally understand that fashion happenings in Berlin aren't relevant to all of you. However if you want to learn how it's like to attend a fashion week, if you want to see what blogger events are taking place in other countries, if you attended MBFWB yourself and want to see what other bloggers have been doing there, of if you just love me enough to care about what I've been up to two weeks ago, then you might nevertheless wanna read this post.
Noveaux Blogger Lounge & Greenshowroom
One of the things you shouldn't miss out during fashion weeks are the several trade fairs. Even though the famous Bread & Butter will only take place later this summer, the choice of other fairs in Berlin was huge. In my first post I already told you how amazed I was by the brands at Show & Order, but the fair I had really been looking forward to was the Greenshowroom with only ethical fashion brands. I won't tell you too much about it as a post with ethical fashion brands is in the making!
However I want to show you the pictures of the blogger and press lounge that has been set up at the Greenshowroom. It has been organized by Noveaux, a vegan and sustainable fashion magazine. As you can see the setting was amazing and so was the vegan food provided by The Juicery Berlin and Cake'n'Riot.
Other fairs in Berlin that I didn't manage to attend were Seek, Bright, Premium and Panorama. As a blogger it's really easy to get access to these fairs as all that you have to do is sign up for them online. Except for the Panorama trade show we had gotten one ticket for all others together, which made trade fair planing so much easier! Furthermore there was a shuttle between the fairs to allow visitors to see as many of them as possible. My fashion week tip: Plan one day just for fairs, you will discover so many international brands and be able to socialize in your niche.
Disney Fashion Open House
The event organized by Disney was definitely one of my highlights that day. Unfortunately we were really stressed and almost didn't have time to enjoy the Disney inspired fashion collections, as the event took place in an area with bad transport connection and we had to head on to our first fashion show of the day. However I really adored the concept of the Disney Fashion Open Houses, which showed all recent national and international brand collections that have gotten inspired by Disney characters and movies for their clothes and accessories.
Some of these collaborations were more obvious, like some Codello scarves with Mickey and Minnie motives, others however were more subtle but therefor all the more beautiful. One of them is the 'Alice' collection by Kaviar Gauche which you can see in the photo below. The wedding gowns by the really popular German fashion label have been inspired by the new 'Alice Through The Looking Glass' movie. The collection will be available from this month on dear brides-to-be!
Vanesa Krongold Show
Our first show on day 3 was that of Argentinian designer Vanesa Krongold. Again I didn't know what to expect from the show, but just like the other two days the invitees revealed a lot about the style of the brand. While many elderly ladies had shown up to see the Sportalm collection the day before, the location of the Vanesa Krongold show was full of young people with alternative styles. So even though the designer isn't German, I found her collection to be just what I expect of Berlin fashion: A bit crazy, a bit sporty, and yet the perfect combination of elegant and casual. The skirts and dresses with the sequin applications were definitely my favourites of that show.
After a food break at our hotel, we headed to our last show of this season's Berlin Fashion Week with a mixture of sadness and gleeful anticipation. As the Vanesa Krongold show had taken place at a smaller location, I was glad to see one last show in the official Mercedes-Benz 'tent'. After three rather casual shows on day 2 and 3, I was also lusting to see some elegance before leaving Berlin, and luckily Maisonnoée didn't disappoint me. As you can see the looks are the perfect definition of elegant minimalism but all with a special twist. Can we also take a moment to talk about the shown bags, especially the XXL clutch and the paper bag style handbag? The collection definitely gave me some 'I would wear this straight off the catwalk'-moments and I can't wait to see what Maisonnoée will come up with next.