Berlin Fashion Week

Berlin Fashion Week starts today and is one of the city’s most anticipated events. It runs all week until Friday 10th July and is the place where our true personality and creative spirit can meet and be celebrated. Fashion will be splashed across the city as events take place in designer stores, trade spaces, hotels, and public places like the Brandenburg Gate, showcasing the very best of the collections for Spring/Summer 2016.

Berlin Fashion Week JUL

There are now more than 3,500 companies actively contributing to the fashion scene in Berlin, making it unquestionably Germany’s fashion capital. Diversity is the key with everything from eco and sustainable fashion to streetwear and haute couture on show. This is an industry only event but there are a few things also open to the public and plenty of opportunities for you to see some fabulous fashion on the street this week, if you didn’t manage to get a coveted front row pass.

Berlin Fashion Week

FW Jan 2015 © Melinda Barlow

Image © Melinda Barlow

Our top tip is the Designer Sample Sale at YBDD Gallery (Torstrasse 170, Mitte), with hot samples at great prices. The sale is on all week and the gallery open daily from 11am – 8pm. A fun interactive event on Wednesday is the BloggerBazaarLoft Open Day at Gorki Apartments (Weinbergsweg 25, Mitte). There will be  free hair stylings, the chance to try out some cool make-up, get styled and pose in a photo shoots. From 11 am – 6pm. All that fashion may also inspire you to see the Mario Testino exhibition which closes in just a few weeks.

KATE MOSS. LONDON, VOGUE ITALIA, 2006 © Mario Testino

Kate Moss, London, Italian Vogue, 2006 © Mario Testino

For those attending, the official schedule is available here. However for the rest of us, iHeartBerlin has a great program of Fashion Week’s daily events to help you indulge your passion.

Minx by Eva Lutz

Sofitel guests will be treated to a special presentation of Eva Lutz’s new collection for Minx this September as part of this year’s Vogue Fashion Night Out. Not only do you get to see the beautiful clothes, you also have the chance to meet and speak with the well known designer. More information to follow!

Melinda Barlow is an Australian freelance writer and editor, based in Berlin since 2012. Melinda works with print and online media and has a natural curiosity that informs her work. She is passionate about travel and great content. She loves to write most about the world, its people and why we all do what we do.