My first ever Fashion Week invitation came in very surprisingly - as I already told you in my last post - when Katii made me her travel companion to Berlin. Mobile communication brand Huawei had us flown in for a MBFW side event, the fashion show of Samuel Sohebi, formerly known as stylist and Paris Hilton-pal, now turnt designer. Taking place at Club Felix, next to Brandenburger Tor, we were warmly welcomed by a nice PR lady and led to our reserved seats in the second row - which, from my angle, felt like front row, really. It was fun to see groups of stuck-up, rich people gathering and quite interesting to recognize some pretty lonely and lost looking girls among these. It didn't take us long to realize that we assumably were guests of the probably trashiest fashion night during MBFW, since there were 'celebs' like Georgina Fleur, Kim Gloss, Micaela Schäfer and other wannabe starlets, basically known for Playboy shootings or the TV show 'I'm a celebrity, get me out of here'. Obtaining that circus (funny, though ;)), the following conclusions crossed my mind:
Money can buy clothes and brands, but it sure can't buy style!
... and ...
No matter how vain or narcissistic, insecurities are hidden behind smartphones.Makes you look busy, you know.
Aside from the people attending, the focus - obviously - was on the runway and the dresses shown. Some of them did not meet my style, a few, though, were marvelous - especially from the back! My absolute favourite is the wedding like gown pictured above. Unfortunately, what distracted me most from watching the clothes being presented, was the MAJOR concern I had about the models' health. I've never seen mannequins so skinny since the discussion about anorexic models on runways a couple of years ago. I really hoped we were over it. Society and fashion were over it. But naively, I was wrong. To say I was shocked over the appearance of the girl in the lilac dress below would be understated. I couldn't cope with my imagination of young girls being exploited, being promised a glamorous life, starving themselves until they become severely sick. I don't get it. I simply don't get why any designer would hire models with obvious eating disorders and promoting such a dramatic lifestyle. All I could think of during the show was:
FEED THE MODELS!!
Speaking of food, Katii and I stayed at the event location until about half past two in the morning, had quite a few drinks, danced beside Aaron Carter (and didn't notice it until we browsed instagram the next morning! lol) and went looking for something edible later. If you're ever around Friedrichstraße, check out 'Prime Kebap' - we've been moaning over our dishes for like half an hour straight. :D All in all, the trip was pretty exciting, fancy and adventurous. I loved being a part of it and I'm thankful Huawei gave me the possibility to take a look behind usually closed doors and guest lists, broaden my mind and finding out once more that all that glitters isn't gold. Fashion, anyways, will always be a party I'm passionate to join.
Mobile phones by Huawei