With 12 fairs addressing all levels of the market running concurrently, plus more than 50 runway shows on the official Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin schedule and scores of others via platforms like The Gallery and Showfloor, there was literally no down time for the fashion flock in the German capital during the July 2 to 5 fashion week.
More importantly, however, given two seasons of soft weather-impacted retail sales, the ongoing euro crisis and what many say is a shifting business landscape that no one yet fully understands, the mood was surprisingly upbeat at most venues.
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)