When looking at fashionable European cities for sartorial inspiration, forget Paris (for the moment, anyway), and look to Berlin. The city is becoming known for its epic street style, perhaps due in part to a recent influx of formerly New York-based artists, who now reside in the German capital.
While Fashion Week is still a couple of months away for New Yorkers, you can feast your eyes on the best of Berlin’s runways right now. Here's a look at our favorite labels from last week’s shows, below.
It comes as no surprise that Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj are fans of Berlin-based designer Marina Hoermanseder—one look at her imaginative pieces and you’re immediately transported into a fantasy world. For Spring 2019, Hoermanseder was inspired by the glitz and the glam—and the excessiveness—of Vegas in the ’90s. Ruffled Latex, leather buckled pieces, and plenty of tulle were featured in an array of colors with references to bridal, ballerinas, and even mermaids.