UNITED FASHION X BFW
The European initiative UNITED FASHION is once again taking place in Berlin during Berlin Fashion Week UNITED FASHION, an European Union program co-funded by Creative Europe, for the exchange of fashion expertise across Europe and will once again take place in Germany in partnership with the Fashion Council Germany (FCG). During Berlin Fashion Week, from 14 to 17 January 2019, FCG welcomes 10 brands and designers from Belgium, Croatia, France, Latvia and Portugal: CESAR CASIER - cesarcasier.com (Belgium/Flanders DC) Stephanie Lauwers | OSCAR THE COLLECTION - oscarthecollection.com (Belgium /Flanders DC) CONNI KAMINSKI - connikaminski.com (Belgium /MAD Brussels) GIUSEPPE VIRGONE - giuseppevirgone.com (Belgium /MAD Brussels) Henri de Kergolay, Quentin Xavier | URBAN CIRCUS - urban-circus.fr (France/Maisons de Mode) Olga Petersen | INCH2 - inch2.com (Latvia/Baltic Fashion Federation) Agnese Narnicka | ONE WOLF - onewolf.eu (Latvia/Baltic Fashion Federation) Andreja Bistricic, Maja Merlic | DIORALOP - dioralop.org (Croatia/Fashion Weekend Skopje) GONÇALO PEIXOTO - goncalopeixoto.com (Portugal/ModaLisboa) Cristiana Costa | NÄZ - naz.pt (Portugal/ModaLisboa) Following a successful first Berlin edition with nine participants in July 2018, this season the Fashion Council Germany is inviting ten additional European brands and designers. The FCG is organising individual workshops on the topics of sourcing, sales and communication and the attendance at key Berlin Fashion Week events and conferences across the city, such as #FashionTECH or FashionSUSTAIN. The brands and designers will also jointly present their collections at the Premium Exhibitions Trade Fair (booth H8-D05), the international business platform for Contemporary Fashion. In addition to Berlin in July 2018 and January 2019, ass well as Riga in October in 2018, Skopje, Lille, Lisbon, Antwerp, Brussels and London are the goals of the EU's Creative Europe Programme, which runs until 2021. The initiative is supported by MAD Brussels (BE), Flanders DC (BE), ModaLisboa (PT), Baltic Fashion Federation (LV), Maisons de Mode (FR), Fashion Weekend Skopje (MK), Fashion Council Germany (D) and Not Just a Label (UK). The aim of the program is to strengthen the participants’ competence in the areas of Fashion Tech, Sustainable Fashion, Production and Business Models. Further information about the participating brands and designers, as well as images for editorial use, are available at the FCG: https://we.tl/t-oZoqjwAps6.
Belgium + Berlin = return to creativity
The Fashion Council Germany and Flanders District of Creativity present exhibition of Belgian and German designers – “Belgium + Berlin = return to creativity“ Berlin, 19th October 2018 - The Fashion Council Germany (FCG) and Flanders District of Creativity (Flanders DC), with the support of their mutual partner The Woolmark Company, launched Belgium + Berlin = return to creativity during the German Press Days in Berlin on October 18th. The exhibition takes place from October 18th to 19th at BIKINI Berlin, covering a space of more than 600qm, featuring six internationally known creative heads who present their take on wool: Christian Wijnants (www.christianwijnants.com) Daniel Andresen (www.danielandresen.com) Esther Perbandt (www.estherperbandt.com) I love Mr Mittens (www.ilovemrmittens.com) Wali Mohammed Barrech (www.walimohammedbarrech.com) William Fan (www.williamfan.com) #BelgiumBerlinCreativity – the guests of the opening event, Roel de Coomann (adidas), Lea Roth & Maximilian Dörner (Last Heirs), Patrick Scallon (Dries van Noten), Andreas Murkudis, Richard Grenell (US Ambassador to Germany), Carina Östlund (Swedish Embassy to Germany), representatives of Germanys leading medias and many others, saw Belgium's current Antwerp generation to watch: Christian Wijnants, I love Mr Mittens, Wali Mohammed Barrech & Daniel Andresen meet the creative spearhead of Germany’s fashion capital Berlin – Esther Perbandt and William Fan. Belgian fashion today is built on the heritage of the Antwerp Six, but has seen a whole new generation of successful Belgian designers beyond them. Belgian fashion is identified as international, creative, rebellious, avant-garde, innovative, ground-breaking and renowned. Belgian designers always put creativity first, despite commercial points of view – in line with the unique approach of fashion education at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. Flanders DC are promoting Belgian designers in other markets like London, Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks. Now it felt right to present in Berlin because of its unique space for creativity and newness - two things close to the Belgian fashion DNA. Flanders DC are thrilled to join forces with the Fashion Council Germany to present “Belgium + Berlin = return to creativity”. The Fashion Council Germany would like to thank the Woolmark Company for the generous support and BIKINI Berlin for the courteous hospitality. The Fashion Council Germany is happy to provide imagery for editorial use: Designer Portraits & Cards (https://we.tl/t-tO9hW5LtWj) Exhibition Imagery (https://we.tl/t-0jcFitGMXI) Event Imagery (https://we.tl/t-tW9bafPGWk) For further information please visit FCG www.fashion-council-germany.org and www.flandersdc.be.
FCG GALLERY presenting Lutz Huelle
„FCG Gallery presenting Lutz Huelle“ in der Halle am Berghain Highlight der Berlin Fashion Week On July 6, 2018, the Fashion Council Germany (FCG) organized the highlight of the Berlin Fashion Week - "FCG Gallery presenting Lutz Huelle". After the success of the FASHION HAB in January 2018, the FCG once again set a powerful signal to strengthen Berlin as fashion location. In the unique atmosphere of the Halle am Berghain, more than 300 German and international guests saw a selection of current Lutz Huelle looks - which in combination with the architecture of the location was a breath-taking fusion. Lutz Huelle, is originally from Remscheid. After completing his fashion degree at the Central St Martins in London he made a three year stint with Martin Margiela before finally founding his worldwide successful fashion house in Paris. The Fashion Council Germany is proud to have once again presented an outstanding German fashion talent for the Berlin Fashion Week in the Halle am Berghain. The first FCG Gallery is the start of a new series of events by the Fashion Council Germany, which will be continued in 2019. Lutz Huelle: I am delighted to be invited by the Fashion Council Germany to present during the Berlin Fashion Week at the iconic Halle am Berghain. As a native German I am proud to return to Berlin, this incredible city brimming with creativity and inspiration. My collection has always been about having no boundaries and being open to the world, and I’m thrilled to be able to show it here in this city that for me stands for the exact same things.
FCG – United Fashion
The Fashion Council strengthens the perception of fashion "designed in Germany" and is partnering the european UNITED FASHION initiative The Fashion Council Germany (FCG) a representation of interests for fashion “designed in Germany” has aimed at successfully establishing the German fashion landscape on a European level. With FCG's partnership with-in the initiative of UNITED FASHION, another step is being taken to achieve this goal. Co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union and running over the next three years, UNITED FASHION supports the Europe-wide exchange of fashion expertise and know-how. The Fashion Council Germany, with the support of PREMIUM GROUP and Waldorf Astoria, will be hosting the kick-off event during Berlin Fashion Week welcoming 9 brands and designers from 6 European countries: Tom Duhoux | HNST - letsbehonest.eu (Belgium / Flanders DC) Sabah Ashiq | ASHIQ STUDIO - ashiqstudio.com (Belgium / MAD Brussels) Anna Heinrichs | HORROR VACUI - horror-vacui.com (Germany / FCG) DANIEL ESSA - danielessa.com (France / Maisons de Mode) PHILIPPE PERISSE - philippeperisse.com (France / Maisons de Mode) KETA GUTMANE - ketagutmane.com (Latvia / Baltic Fashion Federation) NIKA RAVNIK - nikaravnik.com (Macedonia / Fashion Weekend Skopje) SOFIJA URUMOVIC - sofijaurumovic.com (Macedonia / Fashion Weekend Skopje) PATRICK DE PADUA - patrickdepadua.com (Portugal / ModaLisboa) The Fashion Council Germany is providing workshops on the topics of sourcing, sales and communication for the brands and designers. The program also includes visiting Berlin Fashion Week events - the FCG Fireside Dinner Chat, the Industry Insights, the Tradefair Showroom and the FashionSUSTAIN and FashionTECH Conferences. A highlight of the stay, is a joint booth at the Premium Exhibition in Hall 7, Booth H7-G02 with which the PREMIUM GROUP enables the participating brands to present their collections to the media along with international and German buyers allowing a direct contact with them. Further stations of the UNITED FASHION program will be held in Riga, Skopje, Lille, Lisbon, Antwerp, Brussels and in cooperation with partner organsiation NOT JUST A LABEL - notjustalabel.com (UK) in London. Next January, UNITED FASHION will once again take place during Berlin Fashion Week with the Fashion Council Germany inviting nine other designers to the German capital. Scott Lipinski, CEO Fashion Council Germany: "We are very pleased to be able to offer Berlin as a platform to selected international designers and to our own FCG Talent HORROR VACUI. In particular, the fact that Berlin will be the host for a second time in January 2019 is a great sign for Berlin as a location." Standort Berlin.“
Reception @ German Embassy in London
German Fashion Council Germany and the German Embassy London celebrated an evening of German Fashion# Berlin and London, 20th February 2018 - On Monday, 19th February 2018 the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in London and the Fashion Council Germany (FCG) jointly hosted a spectacular evening of German Fashion at the Residence of the German Ambassador. Tania Freiin von Uslar-Gleichen, Chargé d'Affaires a.i. at the German Embassy in London, and Christiane Arp, President Fashion Council Germany, welcomed more than 200 select guests from the British and international media together with retail and industry leaders, among them Sarah Mower (Vogue.com), Natalie Kingham (Matchesfashion.com), Jasmine Hemsley, Markus Lupfer, Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis, Mark Holgate (Vogue US), Miles Socha (WWD), Jens Lehmann and The Lord Mayor of Westminster. Natalie Kingham - Buying Director, Matchesfashion.com „It was a very warm and friendly feeling, the designers are confident and explained their collection. Because of Christiane, it’s a great edit and one that I trust. Each one is very diverse next to each other. Each has a skill that is unique to them, on a high level.“ Markus Lupfer - Designer „I think it’s brilliant to have the Fashion Council Germany and I think it’s really important to have that institution in Germany. It is all about bringing the talents to one place and also exposing the designers work Internationally.“ Bosse Myhr - Buying and Merchandising, Selfridges Menswear “It is great to see the amazing talent and creativity that German fashion designers add to the International fashion schedule, the background of the German Ambassador’s residence in London adding to what is a perfectly timed exhibition. Bravo!” Silvia Weidenbach – Resident, V&A Gilbert Collection „Extremely exciting, beautiful handling of the materials, exquisite quality of workmanship and a keen eye for detail.“ The guests enjoyed an evening surrounded by an exceptional portfolio of established and emerging German design talents. Curated by Christiane Arp, Agnes Nordenholz, Benu Berlin, Damir Doma, Esther Perbandt, Gembalies, Horror Vacui, I’VR Isabel Vollrath, Ottolinger, Philomena Zanetti, Rianna + Nina, Steinrohner, Stiebich & Rieth, William Fan, Working Title, and Zazi Vintage presented highlights from their Autumn and Winter 2018 collections. The event provided a platform celebrating Germany’s most creative and innovative designers during London’s vibrant Fashion Week, elevating German fashion design talent of today, in a global market.