The Paris calendar is full of big and established designers in the industry, but that does not mean the week cannot be great for young designers to show what they have got.
At Rue Yves Todic, Berlin based designers teamed up and presented their collection at Berlin Showroom, an initiative of Project Zukunft and Berlin's Senate Department for Economics, Technology, and Research. An enormous opportunity for young and starting designers to get in touch with international press and buyers.
And they were aware of that. Each and every excited designer and representative could talk about their collection all day long and still smile from ear to ear.
Definitely the most interesting designer was Schmidttakahasi, created by Eugénie Schmidt and Mariko Takashi, with a very unique concept creating two different lines based on used garments. 'Unikat' is the collection in which the used items are featured most prominently and turned into one-of-a-kind pieces. In their 'Duplikat' collection, the original items were 'duplicated' into similar items created out of unused materials, but they still always have this detail made out of used materials. With a QR-code on every tag, customers can look up where the used materials are coming from on their phones.
Of all the designers, Kilian Kerner was the master of prints. At first sight, his prints seemed to be just inspired by stained glass church windows, but if you have a closer look at them, you can see a nice twist. Kerner is a big lover of music, so he also included a young David Bowie, Justin Bieber and Rihanna.
Then Sissi Goetze was the expert of details. This collection was very crisp and clean, and offered a lot of different items in the same silhouettes, just to show that an item can be totally different just by changing its material.