Closing Berlin Fashion Week with his Michalsky StyleNite mix of live music acts and runway presentations, Berlin designer Michael Michalsky once again had his men and women following very different beats. The guys had a schoolboy-gone-wrong or Pee-wee Herman-turned-rapper vibe with tailored, three-button cricket blazers and baseball jackets in club stripes or floral dobby patterns, shown with ultrabaggy, cuffed shorts that hit below the knee. Other propositions: perforated leather polos, chunky shawl-collar cardigans and three-button cotton suits, all worn with quilted leather slip-ons. Other accessories included silver rucksacks, Boy Scout neckerchiefs and a string of pearls to hold skinny ties in place.
For his women, Michalsky worked leather and faux-leather looks every which way. Embossed to resemble python and shimmering in silver or red-gold, the skins were tailored into strapless bustiers, jogger pants with silver snaps running down the sides, bubble skirts, rompers, short-skirt hybrids and a very sexy Seventies secretary wrap skirt. Foamy white mesh also made multiple appearances, ranging from a white, one-button tuxedo jacket with silver leather lapels to a black, strapless romper.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"