BERLIN FASHION WEEK: Fashion Events and conferences next week
Berlin, the hotspot of the fashion and creative scene, invites: Sustainability, circular economy, innovation and digitization are the central themes of the shows, exhibitions and initiatives in the coming week, which are extensively supported by the Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises. Berlin Fashion Week has the most comprehensive program in its history, new talents and the stars of the German design scene.
Hybrid fashion shows, events and conferences across the city
All dates and formats of Berlin Fashion Week at a glance
There has never been more Berlin Fashion Week: With 13 larger events and numerous panel talks on the topics of innovation, cross-culture, young talent and sustainability and more than 100 presentations by national and international fashion labels, the fashion week awaits from September 6th to 15th with the most comprehensive program in its history. The anticipation is huge: the majority of the events, runway shows and exhibitions take place live or hybrid, where designers, creative professionals and prominent guests finally meet again.
These include Aeyde, Allude, Antonia Zander, Danny Reinke, Dawid Tomaszewski, Esther Perbandt, Galvan, GmbH, Kaviar Gauche, Kilian Kerner, Lala Berlin, LML Studio, Marc Cain, Marcel Ostertag, Marina Hoermanseder, Mykita, Odeeh, Rianna + Nina, Sminfinity , William Fan and Working Title, to name just a few prominent designers. They all show their latest creations as part of Berlin Fashion Week.
A special highlight for all fashion enthusiasts is the premiere of the STUDIO2RETAIL initiative: With events, workshops and projects in stores and studios, Berlin Fashion Week welcomes retailers for the first time and includes the entire city area into fashion week. The innovations, concepts and collections around sustainability and circular economy presented here are aimed at both trade visitors and all interested visitors and invite you to shop consciously. In addition to other events, the STUDIO2RETAIL Opening Event offers invited guests the opportunity to network with many creative people on the first evening of Berlin Fashion Week.
All Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week shows, the Fashion Open Studio and many specialist discussions are also accessible via live stream or video presentations.
The Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises has invested 3.5 million Euros in realigning the fashion week in 2021. With the multi-faceted program, it creates visibility for the enormous diversity and innovative strength of the industry, associates designers, trade visitors and interested parties and promotes local consumption.
“Berlin Fashion Week will be all about sustainability, innovation, diversity and cross culture as well as the support of creative talents. The big highlight is the variety of formats. I am particularly pleased that a large number of established and new events are taking place again as physical events and that we can also welcome national and international guests to the city. Our extensive program offers a first-class setting that also attracts international attention. We are thus creating the best conditions to enable other labels to present their collections in Berlin to a national and international audience in the future." Senator Ramona Pop
MBFW MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK, Kraftwerk Berlin, Köpenicker Str. 70, 10179 Berlin: Renowned designers and promising new labels present their collections for spring / summer 2022 live on the runway. www.mbfw.berlin
Monday, September 6, 2021
21:00h: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Talents Show: Florentina Leitner
As part of the “Mercedes-Benz Fashion Talents” program, Mercedes-Benz is presenting the young designer Florentina Leitner, whose collections stand for elegant, playful and sustainable fashion. Born in Austria, she is a master's graduate from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp and founded her label of the same name in London at the end of 2020.
Tuesday, September 7, 2021
10:00h: I’VRIsabel Vollrath
17:00h: Kilian Kerner
21:00h: LML Studio
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
16:00h: Neo.Fashion.Best Graduates (Show&Award)
FASHION OPEN STUDIO, Kraftwerk Berlin www.fashionopenstudio.com/events
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Anciela, Anekdot, Barabara, Buki Akomolafe, Church Of The Hand, #Damur, Emeka, Fade Out Label, Grandma Would Approve, New Blue, Phoebe English, Rafael Kouto, Soup Archive, Therapy, Top Manta
A total of 13 universities from German-speaking countries show their graduates' collections in eight graduate shows and apply for the Best Graduate Award, which is presented after the Best Graduates Show. Accreditation and further information at www.neofashion.de.
Alte Münze Berlin:
Monday, September 6, 2021
16:30h: Grand Opening Neo.Fashion.2021
18:00h: Graduate Show 1: University of the Arts Bremen
19:30h: Graduate Show 2: Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
21:00h: Graduate Show 3: Berlin University of Technology and Economics
Tuesday, September 7, 2021
15:00h: Graduate Collective Show – Graduation collections of the HS Burg-Halle, MD.H, FH Bielefeld, Lette Verein and the State Fashion School Stuttgart
16:30h: Graduate Show 4: AMD Academy of Fashion&Design
18:00h: Graduate Show 5: University of Hanover
19:30h: Graduate Show 6: Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences
21:00h: Graduate Show 7: Pforzheim University
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
16:00h: Best Graduates’ Show&Award @MBFW
ABOUT YOU FASHION WEEK, Kraftwerk Berlin
Under the motto “Who are You?”, About You Fashion Week presents the message of “Freedom of Identity” to a wide audience with a total of 12 brand shows. www.aboutyou-fashionweek.de.
Saturday, September 11, 2021
20:00h: About You Show
Sunday, September 12, 2021
13:00h: Leni Klum X About You
Monday, September 13, 2021
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
19:15h: Guido Maria Kretschmer
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
15:00h: Tom Tailor
19:15h: A lot less by Lena Meyer Landrut
The Berlin Fashion Network STUDIO2RETAIL is an initiative for Berlin designers, labels and interested consumers. The focus is on over 90 participating Berlin retailers and Berlin labels with shops / studios throughout the city that stand for sustainability and stand out through innovative shop concepts or events for Berlin Fashion Week. www.studio2retail.berlin
As part of the initiative, the Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises provided off-site prize money totaling € 82,000 for innovative concepts in order to reward young creative ideas. The winning projects at a glance:
Fashion Council Designer Pop-Up: September 7-11, 11:00h-19:00h, Alhambra Berlin, Kurfürstendamm 68, 10707 Berlin
#Damur Sunday Brunch: September 5, 12:00h
Platte.berlin Pop-Up Event: September 6-8, 12:00h-20:00h
Platte.berlin Runway-Show: September 7,18:00h
William Fan Offsite-Show: September 8,11:30h
Konk Store Opening Event: September 7,17:00h
Dawid Tomaszewski Filmpremiere: September 7
Lebenskleidung Store Event: September 7-10, 16:00h-19:00h
Aurelia Paumelle Sweater-Workshop: September 7-10, 10:00h-12:30h
Marcel Ostertag Runway-Show & anniversary: September 8, 18:00h-21:00h
Good Garment Collective Atelier-Event: September 9, 16:00h
Equipe Store-Event: September 9, 16:00h-22:00h
Esther Perbandt Store-Event: September 9, 18:00h-22:00h
Susumu Ai Installation: September 9, 18:30h-21:30h
Malaika Raiss Installation & Store-Event: September 9-15
Slow Friday Fair Fashion Store Event: September 10, 12:00h-18:00h
Become A-Ware Store-Event&Workshop: September 10,18:00h
Uncommon Matters Vernissage: September 10,18:30h
Uncommon Workshops&Installation: September 11-12
Green Fashion Slow Offsite-Show & Installation: September 10-12, 11:00h-14:00h
Other participants include the following labels and stores
April First, Avenir Circular Fashion Berlin, Bikini Berlin, Brachmann, Coexist Berlin, Cruba, Fiona Bennett, Frau Frieda, Givn Berlin, I’VR Isabel Vollrath, Kuvert Berlin, Lala Berlin, Lemanjá Fashion, Lana Mueller, Marco Scaiano, Michael Sontag, Nanna Kuckuck, Parapluie, Quite Quiet, Rianna in Berlin, Studio 183, Talbot Runhof, Tatjana Philipp, YCCIJ und viele weitere. Complete schedule at https://www.studio2retail.berlin/events
DER BERLINER SALON, September 6, 2021, 11:30h – 15:30h, Kraftwerk Berlin
With a focus on conscious design, Der Berliner Salon comprehensively and sustainably supports German design talents from the disciplines of fashion, jewelry and accessories and thus promotes a new, sophisticated and at the same time self-confident understanding of German fashion at home and abroad. www.mbfw.berlin, www.instagram.com/derberlinersalon
Aeyde, Aleksandra Viktor, Alina Abegg, Allude, Antonia Zander, Dawid Tomaszewski, Diehm Bespoke, Esther Perbandt, Gabriele Frantzen, Galvan, Haltbar, Hannibal, Horror Vacui, I’VR Isabel Vollrath, Julia Leifert, Julia Zimmermann, Karen Jessen, Kaviar Gauche, König Souvenir, Lala Berlin, Lara Krude, Margova Jewellery, Marina Hoermanseder, Maximova Jewelry, Michael Sontag, Mykita, Odeeh, PB0110, Peter O. Mahler, René Storck, Rianna + Nina, Saskia Diez, Sminfinity, Steinrohner, Stiebich & Rieth, Vee Collective, Vladimir Karaleev, Working Title
FASHION OPEN STUDIO, September 7-8, 2021, Kraftwerk Berlin
In cooperation with MBFW Berlin, the FASHION OPEN STUDIO initiative introduces up-and-coming designers, established pioneers and key players in the sustainable fashion scene and shows the makers and processes behind their collections in a group exhibition and video presentations. www.fashionopenstudio.com/events
2.59TLD Project, Aline Boubert, Andrea Grossi, Anekdot, Buki Akomolafe, Céline Shen, Church Of The Hand, Cruba, #Damur, Emeka Suits, Emma Bruschi, Fade Out, Karen Jessen, Katarzyna Cichy, Marvin M’Tuomo, Maximilian Rittler, People, Soup Archive, Tom van der Borght, Xavier Brisoux
As part of the POSITIONS art fair, the FASHION POSITIONS event format offers around 20 selected independent Berlin designers a platform to stage the aesthetic signature of their labels at the interface between art and fashion in the context of and in exchange with art and thus show the value of sustainable fashion in the age of "fast fashion". Information and tickets at positions.de/besucher.html, online via Livestream.
OFFSITE, September 7, 2021, 15:00h - 18:00h, Potsdamer Strasse 93, 10785 Berlin
The Berlin labels Michael Sontag, Richert Beil, •Weberei• and William Fan will be presenting themselves together for the first time under the title OffSITE during Berlin Fashion Week. For the coming season they show new designs and their current artistic position.
Accreditation under https://bit.ly/RSVP_OffSITE
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Kraftwerk Berlin www.mbfw.berlin
Monday, September 6
14:00h: She’sMercedes The Studio X MBFW “New Luxury and Fashion” Talk
18:00h: Fashion Council Germany “Fashion and Digitalization” Talk
19:00h: Fashion Open Studio X MBFW “Rights: Human Rights and Rights of Nature” Talk
Tuesday, September 7
14:00h: Fashion Open Studio X MBFW “Relationships: Catalysts and People who inspire Change” Talk
18:00h:Fashion Open Studio X MBFW “Revolution: Will Technology save us?” Talk
202030 – THE BERLIN FASHION SUMMIT, September 7-10, 2021
Virtual conferences for an international specialist audience and interested parties, at which sustainability topics, digitization and innovations in the industry are discussed. www.202030summit.com
Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 15:00h – 18:00h
CircularSystems–How to think and design positive impact?
With contributions from i.e. Amber Slooten (The Fabricant), Matthias Horx (Zukunftsinstitut), Prof. Dr. Melanie Jaeger-Erben (TU Berlin), Lavinia Muth (Armedangels), Matthias Fuchs (Ocean Safe), Steven Bethel (Bank& Vogue/Beyond Retro)
Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 15:00h – 18:00h
Local Ecosystems–How to organize and foster positive impact?
With contributions from i.e. Orsola de Castro (Fashion Revolution), Arianna Nicoletti (Circular Berlin), Maria Koch (032c), Sara Maino (Vogue Italia), Andreas Krüger (Belius), Christine Henseling (Institut für Zukunftsstudien und Technologiebewertung)
Thursday, September 9, 2021, 15:00h – 18:00h
ValuationSystems–How to define quality and measure impact?
With contributions from i.e. Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart (EPEA), Kim Scholze (Sympatex), Nicole Hardt (Made IN), Sebastian Herold (BMZ), Jess Fleischer (Son of a Tailor), Dr. Max Marwede (Fraunhofer IZM)
WEAR IT INNOVATION SUMMIT, September 7-10, 2021
The Wear It Innovation Summit is already in its 8th year Europe's leading conference and platform for professionals in the field of wearable technology. The virtual events present wearable technologies and their applications in commercial products.
Tickets and information at wearit-berlin.com.
Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 17:00h - 19:30h Fashion Tech: Electronics in Textiles, Marketing and Popculture, Smart Fashion for People with Disabilities, Fashion and 3D Scanning
Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 17:00h - 19:30h Healthtec and Wellness: Close to Body Healthtec, Telemedicine, Sextech, Mentaltech
Thursday, September 9, 2021, 17:00h - 19:30h Innovation Award Show: Investor’s insights, Start-Up Pitches, Learnings by Founders
Friday, September 10, 2021, 17:00h - 19:30h IOT, Sensors and Blockchain: Latest Innovations in wearable hardware, Blockchain Technology, Cloud based device management
THE EVENTS (selection):
STUDIO2RETAIL Opening Event with Ramona Pop, Senator for Economy, Energy and Public Enterprises: Monday, September 6, 2021, 18:00h
Alhambra Berlin, Kurfürstendamm 68, 10707 Berlin (by invitation only) firstname.lastname@example.org
MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION NIGHT: Monday, September 6, 2021, 22:00h
Kraftwerk Berlin, Köpenicker Strasse 70, 10179 Berlin (by invitation only) email@example.com
FCG VISITING BRUNCH: Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 10:00h
Fashion Council Germany Headoffice, Meinekestrasse 12, 10719 Berlin (by invitation only) firstname.lastname@example.org
FASHION COCKTAIL in cooperation with ODEEH and Fashion Council Germany September 8, 2021, 19:00h - 21:00h,
The Corner Berlin East, Französische Strasse 40, 10117 Berlin (by invitation only) email@example.com
FCG FIRESIDE CHAT: September 8, 2021, 21:00h
Restaurant Borchardt, Französische Strasse 47, 10117 Berlin (by invitation only) firstname.lastname@example.org
BERLIN, BERLIN, September 6-12, 2021
After a successful first edition in January 2021, the media brand Highsnobiety is again dedicating a multifaceted homage to its hometown Berlin. The digital-first format presents selected contributions on film, photo, augmented reality, product, event and tender formats, i.e. from Butcherei Lindinger, GmbH, Haram, HÖR, Matt Lambert and the Neue Nationalgalerie and thus represents art and fashion , Music and the design of Berlin's creative scene in the limelight of a global stage. As part of the events, the BERLIN, BERLIN Prize will also be awarded to Berlin creatives for the first time by a top-class jury. www.highsnobiety.com.
REFERENCE FESTIVAL, September 6-9, 2021
The interdisciplinary platform combines fashion with art, music, film and culture and offers space for previously unrealized and extravagant projects. The festival takes place on four days in different locations in Berlin:
Monday, September 6, 2021: Wood Wood Store, Berlin-Mitte
Tuesday, September 7 and Wednesday, September 8, 2021: Reference Space, Berlin-Schöneberg Thursday, September 9, 2021: Bierpinsel, Berlin-Steglitz
A-GAINGUIDE, Launch via Instagram: Thursday, September 9, 2021,12:00h
The digital platform for the circular economy was developed within the Berlin Re-Use Initiative and shows all Berlin citizens the most creative and efficient ways to repair, pass on, upcycling and recycling of their used clothing. As the first free digital platform of its kind, it is financed by the Berlin Senate Administrations for Environment, Transport and Climate Protection as well as for Economy, Energy and Public Enterprises. As part of the 202030 - The Berlin Fashion Summit, the A-GAIN GUIDE celebrates its premiere at Berlin Fashion Week. The focus is on the function of the MAP, which offers consumers a very good orientation aid with an overview of all textile recycling services as well as numerous tailoring shops, shoe workshops and other suppliers on one map. Instagram-Launch: 8. September 12:00h: @a__gain__guide www.a-gain.guide www.berlin.de/re-use
NEO.FASHION. „Faden sucht Nadel“ Job Speed Dating Format of the association textil & mode
Alte Münze Berlin, Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 12:00h. - 18:00h www.neofashion.de
Networking platform for influencers and various brands
Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 10:00h - 19:00h (by invitation only) www.hej-mates.com
All events of Berlin Fashion Week are implemented in strict compliance with the hygiene requirements applicable at the time.
More information at www.fashion-week-berlin.com.
About Berlin Fashion Week:
The Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises has contributed well over 15 million euros in additional support to the development of the fashion industry in Berlin since 2007. Around 5 million euros have been made available since 2020 alone to mitigate the effects of the pandemic in the fashion sector. In addition to the funding for Berlin Fashion Week, the joint presentations for Paris Fashion Week, other presentation options as well as coaching services and workshops (digitalfashionfuture) are supported. The establishment of a permanent fashion hub on the topics of sustainability and digitization is also in preparation.
Futher information at projektzukunft.berlin.de themen/modewirtschaft