Melisa Minca reviews Berlin’s fresh new event celebrating alternative fashion.
Text and photos by Melisa Minca
FASHION re:evolution came into existence as a collaboration between creatives, designers, stylists, make-up artists, hairstylists, photographers and volunteers. On the FB event it only said that the designers couldn’t show their collections at a different, highly expected event, because of some mysterious circumstances. So Studio Mimik, Eladio Luis Miguel Torres and Marco Scaiano organised an event in Arena Club quite last minute. On Sunday 8th October six national and international designers showed their new collections.
Arena is a nightclub, so I was really curious how the runway would function, but of course the industrial surroundings only added to the vibes of the designs. The venue for sure made for a way more interesting setting than a traditional catwalk (who does that anymore anyway?) The mood was jolly and everything was organised well. My only criticism would be the time frame – because there was a 30 min. break after every two shows, the evening dragged itself over a span of almost 4 hours. However, I understand if there’s a limited number of models, time is needed between the shows to get them ready.
My favourite designer was Alabama Blonde, Melbourne, with their provocative, punky, lace-up, lots of latex and leather designs. The models were everything but ordinary, covered in tattoos and fuck-you attitude. My runner up was Yu-Lin, Taipei, with their elaborate structured costumes made up of a mix of conventional and unconventional materials.
Great evening! Thank you FASHION re:evolution team!
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