As the popular saying goes, Berlin is a city that’s always in the process of becoming. That’s more true than ever for the German capital’s role as a fashion and trade show magnet this season.
Last-minute developments on the local end, ongoing jitters in the euro zone, mounting financial pressures on big and small players alike and a weather-related dip in German apparel retail sales are likely to make their mark on the upcoming Berlin Fashion Week. Nonetheless, with about 60 runway shows and presentations in the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin tent and assorted off-site venues, fully booked editions of Bread & Butter and Premium, plus eight other trade fairs running concurrently, July 4 to 6 promises to be an action-packed three days in Berlin.
Steve Aoki held a presentation, a runway show and outdoor concert for his men's line Dim Mak. Here's a look from his spring 2018 collection, which was titled "Paradise Found." #wwdfashion #wwdmens (📷: George Chinsee)
"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)