Fashionistas hoping to work their love for clothes and accessories into their next holiday should consider booking boat hire in Germany during the month of July. This is when a number of fashion-related events will be taking place, including Berlin Fashion Week.
The capital of Germany, Berlin is an ideal getaway destination, boasting a great range of cultural and historic landmarks. The city is also a well-known centre for fashion, and if you choose to visit during July you'll be able to take in a range of events that centre on apparel as part of Fashion Week. Read on to find out more about the shows scheduled for the month.
Berlin Fashion Week
If you plant to visit Berlin at the beginning of the month, you'll be able to catch Berlin Fashion Week, which gets underway from July 3rd to 8th. A range of events are scheduled to run as part of the week-long occasion; highlights are set to include the fashion show Premium, where various brands will display their garments, and the streetwear trade fair Bright, which will exhibit skateboarding and long boarding gear.
Show and Order is a high fashion trade event, where you'll be able to sift through garments by the likes of Moschino, Missoni and Vincenti between July 3rd and 6th, while the New York Trade Show will be exhibiting its capsule pieces from the likes of Randolph, Adam Kimmel and Cahartt, Mark McNairy New Amsterdam and Topman on July 5th and 6th.
The Gallery Berlin is another venue not to miss, as it will be acting as a platform for avant-garde, unique collections between July 4th and 6th at its Cafe Moskau. Around 70 collections will be on show from names like Catherine Andre, Azizi, Brigitte Buge and The Swiss Label.
Berlin will also be showcasing its green fashions at eco shows such as GREENshowroom, the Ethical Fashion Show and Lavera Showfloor Berlin, many of which are public events and exhibit garments that have been created under sustainable and ecological conditions.
The Underground Catwalk event will take place on the evening of July 4th as part of Berlin Fashion Week. This innovative fashion show is held on a moving metro train that makes its way through the subway along a special course, starting at Alexanderplatz.
Around 14 brands will be showcasing their wares this year, including Hustler, Bershka, Savage Wear, Elf Craft, My Chili and Le Marchant, with all sorts of styles represented, from punk and gothic to urban. People aged 18 and over are invited to attend the show by purchasing tickets online or from shops in Germany, as there will be no box office for the event.
Tickets are priced at around 15 Euros, although if you're able to splash some cash you might want to choose a VIP ticket to access special areas and attend the after show party at Berlin's Sage Club.
Bread and Butter
The trade show Bread and Butter - another event of Berlin Fashion Week - is a popular occasion that will this year be held at Tempelhof Airport between July 4th and 6th. The show is a platform for all types of designers, be they well-known or new on the scene, to display their contemporary creations.
Going strong since 2001, the event brings together 600 exhibitors from the street and urbanwear segments and displays brands like K-Swiss, Boxfresh, Diadora, Famous Stars and Straps, Lacoste Footwear and UCLA.
To attend the show you have to work in the fashion industry, either at a retailer, wholesalers, supplier, agency or private label. Register in advance online and you can then request tickets.
Some events are only open to the trade public, but if you don't work within the fashion industry there are still numerous events you can attend called Showroom Days, which are accessible by the general public. Among these is Huftgold Berlin's show of belts, bags and other accessories on July 3rd, the spring/summer collection 2013 Urban Gardening by NIX Design on July 4th and the Projekt Galerie pop-up shop running all week and showcasing brands like Alfred, Paula Immich and Tata Christiane. Showroom days are being held at 40 locations throughout the city and will be displaying the works of 145 designers in total.