Berlin (December 12, 2012) As the year comes to an end, preparations for Germany’s biggest catwalk event are in full swing. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin announced today the preliminary schedule for a week filled with more than 50 collections from national and international designers as well as emerging talents. This showcase of events featuring the Autumn/Winter 2013 collections will take place on January 15-18, 2013.
“Since creating the event in 2007, it has always been our mission to shine a light on the creativity coming out of Berlin and provide an international platform for designers to showcase their collections,” said Peter Levy, SVP and Managing Director of IMG Fashion Worldwide Events and Properties. “We are pleased to present a line-up with so many exceptional talents and facilitate an opportunity that will further support the growth of their individual businesses.”
“Berlin attracts creative people from all over the world and has become the place to be for fashion. Our city offers a perfect setting for national and international designers and with events like Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin a platform is provided for showing their current collections to the professional audience”, says Klaus Wowereit, Governing Mayor of Berlin.
The preliminary line-up includes 1913BERLIN BY YUJIA, A DEGREE FAHRENHEIT PRESENTED BY MERCEDES-BENZ AND ELLE, ANJA GOCKEL, ANNE GORKE, AUGUSTIN TEBOUL, BALTIC FASHION CATWALK (AGNE KUZMICKAITE, KÄTLIN KALJUVEE, INGRIDA ZABERE), BARRE NOIRE, BASLER, BLACKY DRESS, BLAENK, C’EST TOUT, DIETRICH EMTER, DIMITRI, FRANZISKA MICHAEL, FRIDA WEYER, GREEN SHOWROOM, GUIDO MARIA KRETSCHMER, HOLY GHOST, HUGO BY HUGO BOSS, IRINA SCHROTTER, ISABELL DE HILLERIN, ISSEVER BAHRI, KILIAN KERNER, LALA BERLIN, LAURÈL, LEANDRO CANO “DESIGNER FOR TOMORROW” 2012, LENA HOSCHEK, MALAIKARAISS, MARC CAIN, MARC STONE, MARCEL OSTERTAG, MICHAEL SONTAG, MINX BY EVA LUTZ, MIRANDA KONSTANTINIDOU, PERRET SCHAAD, REBEKKA RUÉTZ, RENA LANGE, ROMANIAN DESIGNERS (ADELINA IVAN, ANDRA CLITAN, STEPHAN PELGER), SCHACKY AND JONES, SCHUMACHER, SEBASTIAN ELLRICH, SISSI GOETZE, SOPOPULAR, UBI SUNT, VLADIMIR KARALEEV and ZOE ONA.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin will once again take place on Strasse des 17. Juni at the Brandenburg Gate. Over the course of four days thousands of people will attend shows, conduct interviews, and meet the media, retailers and fashion professionals. Events will take place both in the tents and at the various trade fairs and industry exhibitions strategically aligned together to further support Berlin’s prominence as one of the top fashion capitals worldwide.
Designers will show their collections throughout the week in the event’s two venues, the Catwalk and the Studio. More information on designer additions, events, presentations and a final runway schedule will be released in the upcoming weeks.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors Mercedes-Benz, DHL, Maybelline Jade and Peek & Cloppenburg KG Düsseldorf and will again be endorsed by the Senate for Economics, Technology and Research, Berlin. Each of these sponsors help make the hectic week of shows both effortless and pleasurable for all attendees.