Ballet meets denim at Berlin Fashion Week

Berlin’s fashion scene always seems to come up with new and weird ways to present itself during the twice-yearly Fashion Week. Currently in full swing, the second Fashion Week of 2013 is no exception. The presentation of G-Star Raw’s new collection at Kater Holzig, one of Berlin’s most popular clubs and the successor to the legendary Bar 25, on 2 July will go down as one of the most memorable events this Fashion Week.

G-Star Raw ballet performance at Kater Holzig

G-Star Raw ballet performance at Kater Holzig

With around 1500 VIP guests, including a number of celebrities, the cool Dutch denim label – who recently opened a swish flagship store around the corner from Hotel Concorde Berlin at Kurfürstendamm 16 – showed they don’t do things by halves.

G-Star Raw presentation at Kater Holzig, Berlin Fashion Week 2013G-Star Raw presentation at Kater Holzig, Berlin Fashion Week 2013

The drinks flowed freely, the BBQ buffet was delicious (if you haven’t visited the Kater Holzig restaurant Kater Schmaus then you must!) and almost everybody seemed to be sporting at least one item of G-Star Raw clothing.

G-Star Raw presentation at Kater Holzig, Berlin Fashion Week 2013

The new collection, for spring/summer 2014, was on show upstairs against the urban chic interior of the dilapidated former soap factory, and offers a new twist on the label’s trademark look.

G-Star Raw presentation at Kater Holzig, Berlin Fashion Week 2013G-Star Raw presentation at Kater Holzig, Berlin Fashion Week 2013

The highlight of the evening was the ballet performance performed wearing the new designs – it not only looked cool, but was the ultimate proof of G-Star Raw’s wearability. The party continued late into the night, despite the fact that most people had to be up bright and early for the next show or event – it is Fashion Week, after all, it’s not supposed to be relaxing!

G-Star Raw presentation at Kater Holzig, Berlin Fashion Week 2013

G-Star Raw presentation at Kater Holzig, Berlin Fashion Week 2013

The collection presentation of Barbour, the British heritage brand famed for their waxed jackets, at their flagship store in Mitte was another highlight of my Berlin Fashion Week so far – it was a much smaller affair, which gave it a more intimate feel and made it easier to mingle, and the British finger food was top notch. This evening we recommend the Underground Catwalk taking place on the U5 line between 19:00 and 22:00 – all you need is a BVG public transport ticket!