Berlin Fashion Week 2023 - the momentum for fashion & design

picture: BFW September 2022, MBFW x UFW Show Bobkova at MBFW Berlin. Sebastian Reuter/Getty for Nowadays
picture: BFW September 2022, MBFW x UFW Show Bobkova at MBFW Berlin. Sebastian Reuter/Getty for Nowadays

With new, sophisticated formats, shows and events Berlin spreads a spirit of optimism and sets new accents - The Premium Group's fashion fairs taking place at the same time make Berlin the leading event of the creative scene in Germany.

From 16th to 21th January 2023, Berlin Fashion Week will present itself as the industry's leading event with a multi-faceted, sustainable repertoire. Top-class runway shows, creative installations, trend-setting panels and conferences, numerous side events as well as the PREMIUM Group trade fair formats taking place at the same time make Berlin Fashion Week the meeting point for the national and international fashion and creative scene.

In addition to the core themes of sustainability, inclusion and innovation, the focus of the upcoming Berlin Fashion Week will be on the consistent promotion of promising new design talent and emerging brands designed in Germany.

New formats and concepts create a spirit of optimism

The Berlin Contemporary format is celebrating its premiere as part of the upcoming Berlin Fashion Week. Berlin Contemporary offers emerging talents a platform to present themselves, their creativity, their craftsmanship and their innovative strength. A format that shows the German capital in all its uniqueness, with all its diversity and as an exciting place to rediscover fashion.

Among the 18 fashion labels showing their collections at Berlin Contemporary are promising up-and- coming talents like Dennis Chuene or Sia Arnika, who is already worn by Kylie Jenner. One can especially look forward to SF1OG. The newcomer label showed one of the most talked-about collections of the past Berlin Fashion Week in the Feuerle Collection. Established brands include ODEEH, RIANNA + NINA, Malaika Raiss, Namilia and Esther Perbandt.

Among the award-winning fashion labels are designers from Ukraine: Bobkova, Litkovska, DZHUS and Jean Gritsfeldt. Berlin is pleased to be able to give them a stage again at this special time. Visitors should also keep an eye out for Olivia Ballard and Lou de Bétoly, whose collections capture the zeitgeist of Berlin. Due to the incredible diversity of the 18 collections, Berlin is in for a special fashion week that will show exciting and, above all, extremely different perspectives on fashion.

In addition to the fashion shows, there are new multiplier formats in the programme. The VORN Fashion Show is an exhibition and fashion show with sustainable brands initiated by VORN - The Berlin Fashion Hub. Around 100 designers and brands put together around 45 looks on the visual trend themes of the season. With the Melagance Order Festival, a showroom is part of Berlin Fashion Week for the first time. Studio 183 will dedicate a day to the topic of circular fashion in the digital age and will invite various experts from the fields of circular fashion, sustainability and technology.

At the W.E4 Fashion Day, the designers Rebekka Ruetz, Danny Reinke, Marcel Ostertag and Kilian Kerner have joined forces to present a joint presentation format in the BOLLE Festsäle. PLATTE.Berlin shows the diverse side of the capital during the "DIVERSE IT!" festival. The established conference 202030 Summit and the showpiece Der Berliner Salon round off the comprehensive and diverse programme of Berlin Fashion Week.

An important hub of the upcoming Berlin Fashion Week will be the stilwerk KantGaragen in Berlin- Charlottenburg. The event space impresses with a ceiling height of over five metres and combines industrial design with historical charm. In addition to the Berlin Salon, the newEST showcase format will also take place there. As a sustainable format, newEST offers young fashion designers a multifunctional space for fashion shows as part of a Fashion Week Hub. In addition to the shows and installations, the official state reception for the opening of Berlin Fashion Week and the Fireside Chat of the Fashion Council Germany will also take place there.

A stone's throw away, the PREMIUM Group celebrates its anniversary at the Berlin exhibition grounds. The fairs have been a fixture in the fashion calendar for 20 years. The portfolio includes the two fashion trade shows PREMIUM and SEEK, the content space FASHIONTECH, the style and culture festival THE GROUND and the sustainability format CONSCIOUS CLUB. THE GROUND festival and the sustainability format CONSCIOUS CLUB. In addition to a few surprises for the anniversary, there will also be content formats on current trend topics for the industry, brands and retailers. After the restart in summer, there will be a further developed version of the CONSCIOUS CLUB.

The extended programme for buyers, which all retailers can register for, is also exciting. They are invited to be inspired by the most modern stores in Europe. These include KaDeWe, Voo Store, Andreas Murkudis, The Corner, Overkill, Supreme, Firmament, The Store, Merz B Schwanen and the 032c Workshop.

The complete Berlin Fashion Week programme is now available at