From latex to leather to lace, Berlin’s growing accessories market is up for the challenge of providing the finishing fashion touch — whether it’s fierce or fancy. Here’s a look at some of the established and emerging accessory designers who are making their mark in Berlin and beyond, including a couple with new flagships in town.
These days, 3-D printing is all the rage, but the technology is quite familiar for jewelry designer Svenja John, who celebrated her 20th anniversary in business last summer. Her intricate, interlocking works are made from industrial plastic and sell for hundreds to thousands of euros, mostly in and to museums — and can be found at Berlin’s Oona Gallery.
Her 3-D-printed polymer rings are like succulent snowflakes, the bracelets resemble alien licorice. In brooches and bags or necklaces and earrings, clustered linked forms cut from thin Makrofol polycarbonate film seem to cite complex crystals, or otherworldly exoskeletons.
Oona Gallery for Contemporary Jewelry 26 Auguststrasse, 10117 (Mitte) Tel.: +49-30-2804-5905 Hours: Tuesday to Friday, 2 to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 1 to 6 p.m. and by appointment. Web: svenja-john.de
Peter Kim's Los Angeles-based premium denim line has always had its finger on the pulse of youth. This season, novelty is back in a way reminiscent of early Aughts, with studs, lace-ups, racing waxed denim and more. For more highlights if some of the key brands at the Vegas trade shows, go to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: Patrick Gray; Styles by @thealexbadia; Story by @karihamanaka and @marcy_wwd)
"I was driving back on Saturday afternoon from the beach, and I just saw this sign saying 'Skydiving for $95.' And I was like, I can't not sky dive for $95," says Tom Bateman about a moment in Hawaii while shooting "Snatched." #wwdeye (📷: @vsteves; Interview by @ktauer; Styled by @thealexbadia)