What I realized this season is that Berlin is not dead - Berlin's fashion is not. Berlin is Berlin. And that's okay. There is absolutely no point in constantly comparing it to Paris, New York, London, Milan and co. because last time I checked nobody compared apples to bananas.
And that's fine.
What I discovered for myself this season is that the real treasures, Berlin's new talents and great designer are hidden in the Berliner Modesalon, an initiative by the German Vogue. Exclusive to invited guest in attempts to separate the cynical fashion clowns desparate to do nothing but stage themselves from the true German fashion scene - the IN crowd (editors, insiders, buyers, elite bloggers..), who have not forgotten that fashion week is and should be primarily about the designers and the fashion itself in it's truest form. Among the designers privileged enough to be invited by Vogue to present their upcoming collections and months of hard work and art, was Dawid Tomaszweski, a favourite of mine since my very first fashion week. I too was privileged, privileged to be granted access to this show and for that I want thank Wella. Thank you for allowing to roam around freely very last minute and gather my own impressions and especially for the backstage experience.
I arrived backstage as the last model got her hair done just before we they moved on to fitting and final rehearsal.
The looks for the Dawid Tomaszweski show was created by the Wella hair experts and trend team exclusively using Wella products. The effortlessly wild yet well put together Tomaszweski woman sports what is a mix of bed head and wild child waves (def.: wild child waves = something along the lines of our Aussie beach babe hair meets Coachella unleashed free spirit hippie girl hair. The kinda hair that screams I woke up like this, FLAWLESS), but tucked into winter's turtlenecks and heavy knits.
To finish the look blood shot vampire wine red lips. Courtesy of Catrice cosmetics.
I loved the collection very much. But what's new? Tomaszweski never fails to impress me. I loved the color palette which consisted of dark pieces and the occasional pop of orange, the mix of heavy and big knits and fur and materials and prints. Turtlenecks are a big thing and were present in every single look, even the finale piece, an orange floor length silk dress. A stunner!
I loved the well put together looks in contrast to the wild hair. But tucked in, because we all know that's the chic way to wear your hair in winter. Instagram and the bloggersphere has already told us so.
Ps.: Fixated with some Wella hair spray, the effortless straight-out-of-bed look will actually stay that way in place.
Huge thanks again to Wella for allowing me to come backstage and experience the show even on such a short notice. I had a blast!
Love Lois xxx