© by Designer Scouts / Photography Katja Hentschel
The DESIGNER SCOUTS project opened its 9th fashion event and once again presented outstanding emerging design talents on the runway during Berlin Fashion Week. After several fashion shows, presentations, exhibitions, fashion films and swap markets in the past three years the DESIGNER SCOUTS project was back this season with a program of runway shows in an exciting off-site venue at the gallery quarter at Heidestraße bringing the talent of young designers into the limelight of Berlin Fashion Week.
The evening program started with a group show of three designers: Avant-garde designer Franziska Michael presented her Spring/Summer 2013 womenswear collection with lush, purple, botanic prints contrasted by heavy knits in moss. Her highlight look was a stunning lavender lace dress.
Accessory label Marc Andersen chose a very unconventional form of presentation. Their graphical scarf collection titled »Hiroshima Mon Amour« was showcased by two ballet dancers who performed during a video projection of stylized atomic mushrooms.
Young designer Emilia Tikka presented her sculptural collection »External Body« in an atmospheric runway performance. Last year her outstanding work has been chosen for the Talent issue of Vogue Italy and the Vogue Talent event.
In the second part of the event the EDGED showroom curated the award-winning label Studio Laend Phuengkit who showed their Spring/Summer 2013 menswear collection »Silent city of« on the runway. Combining contemporary urban style with traditional Asian elements is the signature of the young designer behind the label.
With 4 amazing collections, a great runway space and more then 300 excited guests the DESIGNER SCOUTS event was a great success and once again a proved that Berlin is a unique place for fashion and thriving hub for talents from all over the world.
Next on the agenda is the SKYY VODKA SWAP MARKET that will take place on August 24, 2012 at the HBC. For the third time in a row the DESIGNER SCOUTS will be hosting this event and will curate a line-up of designers from Germany that will donate pieces from their collections for the benefit of the HIV charity Berliner Aids-Hilfe e.V. At the market fashion enthusiasts will get the chance to swap high quality vintage clothes and designer pieces for a good cause.
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