Fashion is in Season again in Berlin
Fashion really not important in Germany? The week at Fashion Week shows above all that the German fashion scene is more diverse than ever. If someone tells me they don’t like fashion, I say, ‘Put on a thong and a T-shirt, I love Hitler and we’ll see how much you care about what you wear.’ Designer Lucas Meyer-Leclere gets to the heart of what many people have on their minds these days: do Germans really care about fashion? Or is it just nobody? Want to think about how important what you wear is to you Meyer-Leclère talks about a sensory experience – “Clothes are usually the first thing that touches the skin in the morning.
Meyer-Leclere’s LML Studio label show also shows how fashion can touch people on many levels: at the Marienkirche, near Alexanderplatz, he made disappointing appearances in a church, gay men dressed in black leather or black shoes, plus a live concert.
Alexanderplatz was a very convenient location. One of the problems of this fashion week was that the stylists themselves organized their sites: the spaces were spread all over the city. Between Marzahn, Mitte, Charlottenburg and Oberschöneweide, it was not possible to go from one show to the next.
Jan Gritsfeld also showed his costumes at the former Oberschöneweide factory on the other side of town. His show drew a lot of attention last year: it started with a mermaid and ended with a white peace dress – as a Ukrainian designer, he couldn’t ignore the war that had just broken out like the others.
At that time he was connected from Kyiv; Now, a year later, he is in Berlin. His designs draw on his work over the past 10 years: from blue striped suits (as he jokingly calls the color) to mesh dresses and gold two-piece suits. But the clothes were strange.
The most emotional moment for him (and for the public) was when he ended up walking the runway several times alone, caressing passing models and exposing his torso to the cameras, with the inscription “Beauty is no reason to be prohibited”. Beauty is not a reason for deprivation, so what does he mean by that? After the show, he said, “When such terrible things happen, people must come together in the power of love and leave their comfort zone.”
On the other hand, the week in Berlin produced fashion that, as cliché as it may seem, brought joy back to the runway: the debut of the Rianna + Nina brand was full of color and the joie de vivre, which the founders dubbed at the time . Group is also Kípos, Greek for garden. The capital’s fashion scene is as diverse as the shows in Berlin. This week has shown that impressively – with all its ups and downs.