Last week Berlin Fashion Week took place from 3-5 July. When I saw the invitations coming in, there was no doubt. This time I would go and visit. And this time I brought one of my besties with me, Chiyen Lam. Chiyen is a friend I know through Instagram long long time ago. We – my boyfriend and I – published her work back in the days through our online magazine THRLD, and the contact still remained. If you watch my Stories, I’m pretty sure you saw her face pop up ;) So funny how E-friends (you know, people you know from the internets), can turn into one of your closest friends.
Meet Chiyen Lam
So who is this girl? She def deserves a proper introduction if you don’t know her already. Chiyen is a Fashion Design graduate at the Willem de Kooning Academie Rotterdam. During her study she lived and worked for half a year in London while doing an internship at fashion label House of Sunny. She returned, graduated and she’s now a busy lady trying to make a career out of fashion and styling. She worked with brands like Moe Oslo, Fraenck, The Boyscouts, Daily Paper, Genuine Fake and many more. Besides that, she’s really passionated about everything Martin Margiela. So Martin, if you read this: watch this girl haha!
Anyway, we booked our tickets and stay very last minute. Honestly, best decision ever. Sometimes you just have to go with the flow right. We stayed at this super pretty AirBnB located in Friedrichshain, hosted by the very charming Jude. He’s from Nigeria, lived in London and moved to Berlin 8 years ago. He is the best host I’ve ever met, and has a great taste for interior design. So if you’re looking for a nice place to stay, please visit his apartment!
Our schedule was pretty relaxed: a side-event with Danish brand Minimum and streetwear mag Highsnobiety for their SS19 collection presentation on July the 4th. And watching the runway show from Ivanman on July 5th. Really sorry I can’t show pictures of the Ivanman show, as the lightning on the catwalk was really bad to take pictures with. But you can watch a proper recap down here. Too bad we didn’t make it to see more shows, as we had to travel back for work. #life. Hopefully next season we can catch up on it.
Chiyen and I are both Berlin professionals, we both visit Berlin every year or so. So we could skip all the touristy parts in our spare time, and decided to mainly enjoy the food (omg Korean BBQ at Warschauerstrasse!), nature at Schlachtensee (it was 30 degrees people), watch the WK competition at Yaam (a city beach with Caribbean vibes), and do a bit of shopping (Hi Voo Store, Muji & Wood Wood).
Architecture & Moe Oslo
Last but not least: the beautiful architecture of the Marie Elisabeth Lüders House. The place we took shots of our Moe Oslo outfits as a sweet memory. Moe Oslo is Scandinavian brand offering contemporary pieces with a strong focus on high quality, and clean cuts. The label is now based in Amsterdam and I got to meet the super sweet owner Henriette Moe Winses before we left to Berlin. I was seriously in love with everything she makes, and wished I could just throw everything into my suitcase. But Chiyen and I eventually choose our outfits, which you can check out down below for a closer look.
Enough talking, catch a recap of our stay by scrolling through. And Berlin, thank you for having us. Auf wiedersehen und bis schnell!
Wearing: Chiyen | Moe Oslo shirt | H&M trousers & earrings | The Boyscouts necklace | Mango bag | Converse shoes |
Me | Moe Oslo top, trousers and belt | The boyscouts x Ceizer necklace | & Other Stories earrings | Raf Simons x adidas sneakers