Modernist concrete, pretzels and Currywurst aside (not forgetting - those cute old-school film passport-booths that only cost 2 Euros a strip) we landed home yesterday with lots of fond fashion-focused memories of Berlin.
The week was a very real reminder of the fashion month madness to come (including the perenially forgettable need for waterproof everything and the joy of cabs). A major European hub of creativity, the capital offered us a smörgåsbord (yes we know that's not German but, it works) of new brands and exciting takes on style that are off our beloved beaten track - NY-London-Milan-Paris. Let us share our top 6 with you:
A brand that has long been on our radar but their new Autumn Winter 14/15 collection was truly delicious. With inspiring styling on the catwalk (the textural three-tier layering was bang-on) and some very well-heeled Schumacher girls at the store's after-party - we were totally under the sleek and chic brand's spell.
Schumacher Autumn/Winter 14/15 - the bejewelled gloves and OTK leather boots beneath a longer flicky skirt - genius [Getty]
2. Marc Cain
The Marc Cain show was full of glorious coats - we especially love this teddy bear number teamed with a Sophia Loren-like head scarf. The flirty skirts and super-soft side sweeps were a joy too.
Marc Cain Autumn/Winter 14/15 [Marc Cain]
3. Our Blogger Crush
Pernille Teisbak FROW-ing at Schumacher [Getty]
4. Filippa K
OK so she's not German but showed in the beautiful store in Tiergarten - all soft cashmeres, luxurious wool coats and effortless Skandi-cool. Another side-sweep that stole our hearts too.
Filippa K Autumn/Winter 14/15 [pics, Filippa K & @Grazia_Live]
5. Lala Berlin
So we've known about Lala Berlin for some time but rather enjoyed their new take on winter warmers: sweaters are the new scarves - it's a thing.
Lala Berlin Autumn/Winter 14/15 [Getty]
6. Killian Kerner
Our fave look from Killian Kerner - we're all about the sweater and skirt combo at Grazia HQ right now. This over sized pairing from Killian including fabulous A-line metallics was a winner.
A few joys from the uber cool city - we're already looking at flights back.