July might be all about beaches and outdoor concerts but there's also Spring 2012 Berlin Fashion Week, which just wrapped up over the weekend. Colors were bright and silhouettes stayed modern, with prominent hues of blue, yellow, pink, and green splashed on a bevy of printed trousers, gowns, and playful separates. Check out our roundup of Berlin's best, spotlighting a range of beautiful to avant-garde creations from designers like Escada Sport, Iris van Herpen, Stephan Pelger, and A.F. Vandevorst in the slideshow now.
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Another young line who presented their A/W 08 collection at Berlin Fashion Week was Heiress. It's easy to hold your breath at the name (Oh, no. No more celebrities in fashion!) but the pair behind the line insist that its manifesto pivots on that of old hollywood. With women like Marlene Dietrich in mind, the pair seek to create frocks for ladies of realistic size and glamorous personality. Patrick Ascher and Andreas Riedle, the two designers behind the line, have the construction process take place in Germany, where haute couture trained tailors hand sew their frocks.
All photos by Andreas Rentz
Marcel Ostertag, the German born St. Martins graduate, has only a few women's collections under his belt. Having started with menswear, Ostertag cultivated a reputation based on precise tailoring and a tough urban aesthetic. The S/S 2008 women's collection, references previously trendy downtown staples (the laquered leggings, the ethnic scarf print) and re-imagines them as high-end garments. Overall, the collection's biggest success is the balance of dense masculine elements with clean, weightless ones. Osertag's A/W 08 collection was presented as part of Berlin fashion week, where network partner, f&art, covers the shows.