Saturday, July 3, 2010

Kilian Kerner: Mercedes-Benz Berlin Fashion Week Preview

On July 10th, Kilian Kerner will showcase his newest collection at Mercedes-Benz Berlin Fashion Week. We were lucky enough to see his S/S 2010 collection at the previous Berlin Fashion Week, and we were completely blown away by his craftsmenship and beautiful and elegant designs. Since then, we've become loyal fans and we're sad that we won't be able to make his show this time. However, we were invited to have a sneak peak at his collection, entitled the Flieg zum Mond und bleib hier (fly to the moon and don’t go away) collection.

The women's wear collection is elegant and soft and plays with hard, metallic contrasts. Sequined pieces meet flowing silk creations. Short and long trousers and over sized tops meet figure hugging cuts and feminine dresses. The clashes continue even within the colour scheme. Soft, earthy, nude and beige tones encounter a dark, profound pallet of blue, black and metallic.

Photo credit: Katja Kuhl

The men's collection embodies a mixture of dandy and sailor. Clear, classical tailoring meets lined patterns and fitted pockets. Asymmetry comes about through a playful division of seams in textiles like silk and cotton. These summery shorts, casual shirts, and narrow coats are perfect additions for the fashion conscious man.