Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Berlin (MBFWB) has just wrapped up and there were some great ideas coming out of the schedule. From the 17th to 20th of January Berlin hosted an array of fashion shows that were unique, fresh and eclectic.
Of all of the shows, my favourite was the I’vr Isabel Vollrath runway show, which was held on the last day of the festival at Kaufhaus Jandorf.
The looks were more than just items of clothing. They were walking works of art. Silhouettes were architectural and sculptural, but still feminine and fluid. The very traditional winter colour palette kept the collection timeless and wearable. It was a collection for every woman – there were no barriers or borders and each piece is as unique as the members of its audience.
The variations of heavy plaid in various scales added elements of graphic interest and evoked a sense of strength. The impression of the heaviness of the fabrics lead us to believe that we could survive the deepest depths of winter, so long as being draped in these resilient clothes. The distinctive graphics of the collection successfully stood out from other MBFWB shows and solidified the narrative of strength and practical function.
Details exuded determination; fishbone edges on coats, pattern clashes, spacious sleeves, bell-shaped silhouettes, sharp edges, lustrous fabrics and soft textures. Proportions emphasized the female figure in reference to 1950s femininity.
Overall the collection is classic yet new, wearable yet empowering, feminine yet strong, and most importantly, practical yet beautiful. A perfect group of pieces made for the practical modern woman of today.
So, what do you think? Do you agree this was the best show at MBFWB?
Photo credit: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images, Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images, Frazer Harrison/Getty Images found at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Berlin [http://mbfashionweek.com/gallery/deu-ivr-isabel-vollrath-show-mercedes-benz-fashion-week-berlin-aw-2017].