Report: Berlin Alternative Fashion Week 2017

Drag, butt plugs and furry animals. Not your regular fashion week. We sent Melisa Minca to capture the best of this year’s first BAFW.

For two days I got to be a reporter at the BAFW. It took place at Halle am Berghain, which was a nice touch adding even more alternative-ness. Its industrial vibe was a great match with the designs on the runway. Watch an extended best-of video from BAFW 2017.

 

Here are my highlights:

Ivana Pilja‘s dark gowns and headpieces which was opened by Hungry‘s electrifying performance to the Fifth Element soundtrack. I had goose bumps.

Eda Yorulmazoglu‘s cheery little colourful creatures danced down the runway. The strangest and cutest thing ever! <3

TZUJI, where at one point I thought Sven Marquardt was on the runway, but it was another older looking piercing dude, who was just as cool. Plus a lot of selfies happened at the end of the runway.

Twelvepieces won my heart with the colour scheme (shades of nude), oversized bombers and big Arabic prints.

Unfortunately I didn’t make it to Patrick Mason‘s Maison Mason show. :'( He’s amazing!

I was leaving with a bouquet of flowers because CHRISTEENE brought hundreds to her very fragrant performance. It might be the most gruesome and awesome performance I have ever seen (yeaaah, maybe I haven’t seen that much in my life :D). Standing and cheering right below her (she performed on a wooden crate in the middle of the dancefloor surrounded by the flowers), I soon realized this was going to be an ‘interactive’ show. After Christeene had removed a butt plug onto which a bunch of helium balloons had been attached, she forced an unassuming guy’s face from the audience into her ass and spat coke at everybody.

Fun times!

 

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Berlin Alternative Fashion Week: Website, Facebook, Instagram
Text + photography: Melisa Minca
Edit: Anna Wim

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