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Posted on July 13, 2015 by thebritishberliner
So Friday was effectively the last official day of Berlin Fashion Week.
After a flurry of stylish heels and outfits, exclusive red carpets and impressive runway shows and presentations, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin ended its 17th season with more than 50 designers presenting their Spring/Summer 2016 Collections.
What a fabulous week it was.
Now take note. I’m not a fashion blogger. I couldn’t even tell you who is wearing what, when or how, next season!
What I can tell you, is how to do your own thing and be your own personal style icon.
What I can show you, is how to live of both style and travel because if I can do it.
So can you.
This year, Berlin Fashion Week took place from 06.07.15 – 10.07.15.
Last season I bit off far more than I could chew, packed far too many things in, went a bit over-board and exhausted myself running all over the city and quaffing on champagne and gin and tonic!
This season, I was better prepared and booked a few days out in order to take advantage of all the possibilities that the fashion week had to offer.
You know how much I really like Berlin and the fact that the opportunities here abound for all who are ready to work hard and find their own creative space. That is why even though my blog is centered on lifestyle and travel rather than fashion per se, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin (MBFWB) fully accredited me as a member of the press industry and honestly, every time I see my press pass it makes me feel so honoured and also enormously proud.
I mean, who would have thought that I, a lifestyle expat travel blogger of less than two (2) years would get the chance. THE CHANCE to not only attend Berlin Fashion Week, but also the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin!
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin is the cherry on the top of all that is fashion in this town. I mean, they are the cat’s pajamas LOL!
Thank you so much Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin!
I’ve written extensively about how I got involved in Berlin Fashion Week so you can read all about it below:
SO WHAT’S MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK BERLIN REALLY ALL ABOUT THEN?
Well if you didn’t know, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin is an event that offers a glimpse into what’s next in fashion.
It features renowned designers and introduces up-and-coming fashion and design talent making their debut in front of fashion insiders from all across the globe in not only “the Tent” at Berlin’s enormously historic landmark – Brandenburg Gate, but for the first time, at a new contemporary venue called “the Stage” at me Collectors Room.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin is one of the most important supporters of the German fashion industry and is the flagship event for creative and emerging designers with:
AND IN LAYMAN’S TERMS?
Well, the focus this season was on linen, huge flowers and prints, sleek clean lines, long shorts, cream, grey, pale blue and brown, long hair with bold and intricate plaits for the girls and either long hair or side-parted crops for the boys and leather or platform slip-ons, and a deliberate overlap between fashion and technology.
And what were most people wearing?
CAN ANYONE GO TO FASHION WEEK?
You sure can.
Many events were “by invitation only” but if you’re a member of the public and are really interested in the designer, you only have to write to their P.R. or agent, and ask! Besides, there were many other events in which you could either buy a ticket to attend or were “open to the public” anyway.
Do note that one of the reasons many events were “by invitation only” was because of the space. You want to be comfortable, safe and secure. And the same goes for the models and everyone who is attending. Safety first.
Unlike a certain after-party that I went to that was so “popular” that security had to close the entrance. At one point people began to get squashed and were piling on the stairs!
I took it as my cue to leave and the security guys were very helpful in keeping me safe. More about the social parties next week…!
WHERE WAS VICTORIA aka THE BRITISH BERLINER?
Well, I received press invitations and passes to:
PANORAMA, SHOW & ORDER, BREAD & BUTTER, PREMIUM, SEEK, BRIGHT TRADESHOW, #FASHIONTECH BERLIN-KONFERENZ, PATRICK LOVES SPONGEBOB by PM, ETVAS MAGAZINE PRESENTS, and various exclusive fashion houses in conjunction with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin, of course!
WHERE DID I ACTUALLY GO?
I actually went to:
I should also have gone to:
but by the time that I got around to it, it was far too late to send an RSVP, too far away to get back to, or clashed with another event.
This article is not sponsored and even though I received complimentary press tickets, all opinions and the various titbits and refreshing glasses of champagne that I didn’t hesitate to accept, are my very own!
I have so much to share with you.
Next week, I will continue the excitement that is Berlin Fashion Week and give you all the fashion details. I’m also going to let you in on the much-sought for after-party tips as well as my next travel destination to three (3) countries!
Very, very soon!
July is going to be delightful.
Watch this space!
Have you ever participated or been to Fashion Week in Berlin or anywhere else in the week? A Mercedes-Benz or a Bentley?
See you in Berlin.
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You look like you’re having much too much Spass. Ich bin eifersuechtig!
Thanks so much Thomas! It’s been amazing und Du hast recht. Ich hatte so viel Spaß!
Heh heh, I saw that last poster for the first time yesterday and was just like ‘What the fuck?!’ – what is she doing and what does it have to do with cars!? I guess the fashion week thing explains it 😉
It sure does Linda! As do the flowers.
You know, wake up and smell the roses type of thing…
Great recap! I’d love to visit fashion week in Europe someday!
Thank you Courtney! Europe really is the place to experience Fashion Week firsthand. ‘Hope you get the opportunity one day too! 🙂
Wow, I don’t know how you managed to cram in all those shows, my guess is a lot of coffee! I love the outlandish outfits – zero practicality, but they’re certainly a treat for the eyes!
Thank you so much Shing! I sometimes wonder how I mananged to cram everything in myself. YOLO n’ all that! But seriously, I booked a few days out in order to fully involve and participate, in all the activities. And believe you me, this was the slooooow way to do things. You should have seen me last season. I was in such in a whirl and moved around so fast, that I became exhausted! You know how celebrities talk about being “exhausted”? I began to understand what they meant!
Sadly, I’m not a coffee drinker so it was bottles of water for me and making sure that I got home at 12:30 a.m. rather than staying out all night, and using the Mercedes-Benz cars to get from A to B, rather than using the train LOL!
Aren’t the clothes great though? Who cares if you can’t atually wear them walking down the High Street LOL!
Babe, I absolutely love your dress, the one you wear in the picture taken on the beach :-). Where did you buy it? If you don’t mind me asking :). You’re the queen of fashion!
Thanks so much Agness! You certainly can ask. I bought that dress on the beach in MaxMara. I really liked it. You can either buy it at a MaxMara store itself or any high end department store. Priced between €200-400 depending on which shop you buy it from LOL!
I didn’t even know there was a Fashion Week in Berlin, but of course, that super-stylish city must have an event like that. Sounds like so much fun and the clothes look amazing. Can’t wait to read about the after-parties:)
There certainly is Mitzie Mee. Berlin Fashion is young but it’s the 17th season! It was sooooo much fun and the clothes were great. I could even see myself wearing some of them LOL!
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Awesome recap! What a cool opportunity!
Thank you so much Francesca! I really had such a brilliant time! 🙂
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