ON OUR RADAR

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Numéro Berlin’s weekly collection of the most exciting news about fashion, music, and simply everything that is on our radar. And here is why it should be on yours as well!

ICONIC FENDI BAGUETTE IS CELEBRATING 25TH ANNIVERSARY
As the Fendi Baguette is celebrating it’s 25th anniversary this year and that’s why the Italian fashion-house is releasing a limited-edition book in order to honor the Fendi “hand in hand“  initiative which was founded two years ago. This issue connects the work of artisans from all the twenty regions of Italy who were asked to reinterpret the iconic Baguette bag using vegetable leather, coral, wood and crochet among other things. In addition to the images showing these creations by the thirty Italian artists, the text is primarily about the evolution from craftsmanship to craft core, the value of looking back in order to move forward and the question of what constitutes a craft – written by art critic and curator Eugenio Viola, upcyclist and fashion designer Orsola de Castro and artist Aldo Bakker. The book was launched on November 3rd and is now available online in Europe only.

AXEL ARIGATO OPENS FLAGSHIP STORE IN BERLIN
What once has been an institutional restaurant, has recently been transformed into a new space for Arigato‘s immersive brand experience.  Passing by the space located around the intersection of Weinmeisterstrasse and Neue Schönhauser Strasse in Berlin Mitte, the people are getting a panoramic view of the interior and plenty of natural light. The design of the store corresponds to Axel Arigato’s brand identity and its color palette. The use of Roman travertine stone on the floor and platforms creates a sense of light and heavy juxtaposing in the space. The clean and minimal aesthetic of the brand can consequently be felt everywhere inside the shop and carries its Scandinavian roots directly to Berlin Mitte. Opening this flagship was a sign of the brand’s commitment to further expand its presence in the German market after opening its first store in Munich one year ago and hosting pop-ups in collaboration with Kadewe, Oberpollinger and Alsterhaus. 

UGG x TELFAR RESTOCK COVETED COLLABORATION STYLES 
Everyone knows them, everyone loves them – the fluffy, cozy UGG boots which are keeping us warm every winter. As fluffy and as awesome also are the products UGG launched together with Telfar for a cooperation last year. Now they are restocking the popular all-gender UGG x TELFAR collaboration containing footwear and accessory styles for the cold season. Telfar, well known for it’s iconic unisex shopping bag in every color, adapted UGG’s design with a plush Telfar logo and exposed shearling trim for extra softness. The restock of the UGG x TELFAR collection will be available for purchase at telfar.net on 25th November and then globally on ugg.com on 30th November.

GIVENCHY AND BSTROY INTRODUCE STREETWEAR CAPSULE COLLECTION WITH NFTs
Givenchy’s Creative Director Matthew M. Williams teamed up with the co-founders of Bstroy Brick Owens and Dieter “Du“  Grams – in order to create clothes and NFTs which blend the aesthetics of their respective brands. Urban Style with Parisian flair and the essence of streetwear are brought together for this capsule collection, offering colorful new takes on cool essentials like multi-colored low-tops and moon boots, backpacks, shoppers and much more. The NFTs minted for the Givenchy x Bstroy collab were created by Felt Zine, the experimental web3 artist collective, in partnership with Matthew M. Williams, Brick Owens andDieter “Du“  Grams. Felt Zine actualized the inspiration in real time while making a web3 contribution to Givenchy’s heritage. The collection has been inaugurated on 4th November, corresponding NFTs launched on 19th November.

A sparkling Christmas getaway in Berlin 
Premiere: The Dior Cruise Collection 2023 is presented in KaDeWe’s windows and is displayed in an exclusive pop-up area decorated like a dream come true for all the winter fanatics. The space invites fashion enthusiasts to explore the variety of Dior’s displayed accessories and bags from the upcoming cruise collection with its precious decorations in white, blue and gold. The cruise collection show 2023 was presented in Seville, paying homage to Spanish ferias such as the equestrian tradition and the art of dance. These elements inspired Maria Grazia Chiuri a lot as we can see in the looks of this capsule collection. The looks will be presented in KaDeWe windows from 16th November 2022 till 7th January 2023, the pop-up stays until 28th January 2023.

HARRY’S and HORIZN STUDIOS present exclusive suitcase collection designed by EIKE KÖNIG
The suitcase collaboration between HARRY’SHORIZN STUDIOS and EIKE KÖNIG combines social mission and abstract design. What kind of social mission? Earlier this year, men’s razor brand Harry’scommissioned a Mental Health Report highlighting men’s mental health. Only 54.5% considered their mental health as very important to their lives and well-being. Since the beginning, Harry’s has been involved with men’s mental health and has already donated around $10 million to charities. This year, Harry’s and Berlin-based sustainble luggage and bag label Horizn Studios have teamed up to address mental health under the slogan „Escapism.“ The result of the collaboration is a SUSTAINABLE PREMIUM SUITCASE EDITIONdesigned by German artist Eike König. Eike König is an internationally recognized German design artist and founder and creative director of the Berlin-based creative collective HORT. Above all, his conceptual, political, emotional and visual approach inspires the design world. Vice president from Harry’s International Paul Osman describes the collaboration as follows:

„We are proud to collaborate with Horizn Studios and Eike König to address the issue of mental health in Germany. With Eike’s artwork, we have created a product that stimulates conversation around the topic and explores the concept of ‚escapism‘. We hope that with select partners and ‚Friends for Life,‘ we can continue to advance our social mission to reach more more people to educate about mental health.“

The limited-edition collection will be available from November 17, 2022.

Image courtesy of mentioned brands/PR


ON OUR RADAR

Numéro Berlin’s weekly collection of the most exciting news about fashion, music, and simply everything t …