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In his first official MBFWB show, buzzed-about Berlin designer Bobby Kolade showed a collection full of surprises, hybrid pieces and unusual fabrics. There were embroidered Venda panels from South Africa, each pattern representing a detail such as marital status and handwoven Ethiopian cotton familiar from his childhood.

Kolade also channeled the multicultural influences found in his own industrial courtyard in Wedding, with its used furniture market, mosque, residence artists and hordes of handymen: Workman’s pockets splashed across satin shirts and a bright yellow silk organza parka top, while the jogging suit — Wedding’s unofficial uniform — was glitterized in a turquoise lametta knit fit for an old West Berlin disco. Fabrics from all worlds joined in panel-pleated skirts and a tailored blazer was elongated in a nod to traditional Turkish attire, doing double-duty as a dress.

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