Liz Guber discovers the most fashionable parts of the Berlin underground.
Berlin provided the perfect backdrop for Marc Cain’s fall/winter 2018 collection.
PAINT THE TOWN
The brand worked with German-Peruvian street artist Nasca Uno, who, along with fellow artists Moe79, Leifi and Riots1394, transformed the venue’s bare grey concrete pillars with graffiti art, light installations and murals.
MIX IT UP
Not to be outdone by the location, the clothes on the runway were a riotous display of bright orange, fuchsia and electric blue. And since puffer jackets know no dress code, they were wrapped around waists or paired with sequined minis and striped knee socks. Hoodies and chunky-knit sweaters lent blazers and sweeping midi-coats a laidback feel. A sharp tuxedo dress with sparkly lapels was a particular standout.
At the show rehearsal, a runway coach urged the typically stonefaced models to smile and dance down the runway. During the finale, set to Su Kramer’s “You’ve Got the Power,” the mood was downright ebullient.
TO THE CLUB
The afterparty was held behind the runway space, where guests sipped champagne and hit the sunken dance floor.
Creative director Karin Veit combined Studio 54 glamour with Berlin’s legendary underground club culture for a show that was equal parts rave and runway spectacle. Showgoers were led down a staircase to a neon- and black-lit tunnel and had to show their invites—glow-stick bracelets—to be let into the inconspicuous venue.