Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin has officially kicked-off the SS15 show calendar (yes, we know it's ages away, we are really sorry).
But while we’ll have to wait until September for the majority of mega-designers to unveil their offerings, we found plenty of new labels, micro-trends and front-row stars to start getting excited about NOW. Here’s what we learnt…
There Are Loads Of New Labels To Love
Malaika Raiss, Dorothy Shumacher – there were plenty of sensible, gorgeous clothes here to work into your everyday wardrobe. There was also a scattering of more niche brands (a collection of all-black cloaks was shown as dirt was being thrown over an opera singer on the runway) but let’s not linger on those…
Marc Cain Reigns Supreme
One of Germany’s favourite fashion exports, team Cain was on such a high that they even treated us to an impromptu mini gymnastics display before the show began. London, take note, more is clearly more when it comes to theatrics.
The People Of Berlin LOVE Tilda Swinton
No really, they can’t get enough. The world’s most handsome actress is front row at all the shows, she’s mobbed by paparazzi, she’s draped down the side of buildings as the face of Mercedes-Benz’s SS15 campaign… basically, she’s everywhere. ‘Haider [Ackermann, designer and stylist] was the perfect playmate for this project,’ she told us of the Mercedes campaign images that they worked on together. ‘I don’t think he needs a muse, though. I think people who collaborate and like each other “a-muse” each other. So, I’m very happy to be “a-mused” by many people.’
And There’s A Hot New Graduate In Town
Roshi Porkar was one of our favourites and was specially selected to show at BFW by Mercedes-Benz after she won the prestigious Chloe prize at the Hyères fashion festival in France. A former assistant to Alber Elbaz at Lanvin in Paris, Roshi used faux furs to exaggerate and distort classic silhouette proportions. Clever.