Berlin Fashion Week Tips Special

Put on your fanciest mask or reveal your true self – the Berlin Fashion Week is back to give spotlight for those who express themselves through style, and find pleasure in creating and/or consuming beauty. Speaking of consuming, one large part of the beauty of it all are sponsors who tend to fuel the events with unlimited supplies of drinks and goodies. Do not let that be your only criteria, though. Besides the runways, special fashion-dedicated art shows and endless parties are what you should keep your eye on first and foremost. To help you make the best of this hectic week, we bring you a shortlist of the events worth checking out.


MONDAY 18.01

22.00 Fashion Week Opening Party @ Apartment on the top of Amano Grand Central

WHY: Almanach Magazine &  Infinity throw a party to celebrate the opening evening of the Berlin Fashion Week. Start your week-long fashion pilgrimage with the perfect dose of intimate grandeur on top of Berlin, and get seducted by the chic beats of Les Saltimbanques.

Amano Grand Central / Heidestraße 62, 10557 Berlin, S Hauptbahnhof / more info



18.00 Michel Comte - „Personalities“ @ Departmentstore Quartier 206

WHY: Once discovered by Karl Lagerfeld, Michel Comte is one of the most important and influential photographers of our time. He became known primarily for his fashion photographs, which he made for Italian Vogue, Vanity Fair and GQ. It is mainly a complex woman portrait, in masterfully staged but also spontaneous moments. It is not the clothes that are in the foreground of his paintings, but the personalities. Comte documented, represented, but also influenced a certain time and generation, and the aspects of the changes remain visible in his work.

Departmentstore Quartier 206 / Friedrichstr. 71, 10117 Berlin, U Stdtmitte / free entry / more info


18.00 Fusion exhibition @ Kominek Gallery

WHY: Students at Kulturama’s higher photographic education had their energies fused together to create new expressions and images. They have approached fashion photography from their own perspectives and each interpreted what fashion is to them. Check out works by 15 young photographers, and join them for the opening celebration.

Kominek Gallery / Immanuelkirchstr. 25, 10405 Berlin, M4 Hufelandstr. / free entry / more info


18.00 Orimono store opening night w/ Hayden Payne & Jarek Kubicki @ Orimono

WHY: Orimono store is moving to its third Berlin location in the midst of the Fasion Week madness, and for this occasion, celebrating a night of darkness with sounds from Hayden Payne (Phase Fatale), an opening with works from the artist Jarek "Khaal" Kubicki, and a few more surprises to follow.

Orimono / Joachimstr. 5, 10119 Berlin, U Rosenthaler Platz / free entry / more info


21.00 PLACE Project Russia - Launch Event & Video Premiere @ Bar Babette

WHY: Join the launch of PLACE Issue 55 “Project Russia”, and the Video Premiere of “Beautiful Chaos”, a film by Modest Department. Th project has been a unique and exciting journey with the influential people in Russian skateboarding scene in Moscow and Sochi. The event will take place at Bar Babette.

Bar Babette / Karl-Marx-Allee 36, 10178 Berlin, U Schillingstr. / free entry / more info



19.00 BOUTIQUE - Where Art Meets Fashion @ Nordic Embassies

WHY: Instead of creating a competition between the two art forms, BOUTIQUE reflects upon the similarities between art and fashion. It highlights the appeal of fashion, at the same time engaging in social issues and questions of consumption, mass production and beauty ideals. In pairs of two, sixteen Finnish fashion designers and artists have created unique pieces for the exhibition, which arrives to Berlin after exhibitions in New York, Washington, Tokyo and Helsinki.

Nordic Embassies / Rauchstr. 1, 10787 Berlin, Bus 100 – 106 – 187 – 200 / more info


22.00 Cropped Magazine Fashion Week Sause Part 2  @ Mein Haus am See

WHY: Here comes the second round of the already legendary Cropped Magazine Fashion Week Party! Drink, dance and be merry with the Cropped crew all night long. Mind the limited capacity of the venue and grab your guestlist spot asap.

Mein Haus am See / Brunnenstr. 197/198, 10119 Berlin, U Rosenthaler Platz / more info


FRIDAY 22.01

10.00 Helmut Newton: "Pages from the Glossies" / Greg Gorman: "Color Works" @ Helmut Newton Foundation

WHY: This exhibition offers a new perspective Helmut Newton’s iconic photographs. Spanning more than four decades, the images are presented as facsimiles of the original magazine pages in which they were published. During this period, Newton was regularly commissioned by publishers and editors from renowned magazines around the world to share his version and vision of contemporary fashion. This exhibition is accompanied by the work of Greg Gorman – 25 color portraits of prominent musicians, visual artists, and actors, such as David Bowie, Grace Jones, Andy Warhol, etc.

Helmut Newton Foundation / Jebensstrasse 2, 10623 Berlin, S+U Zoologischer Garten / open through 22.05 / more info



15.30 Fashion Week Closing Brunch Party @ Amano Grand Central

WHY: After a week of hopping from fashion shows, to shop openings, to endless afterparties and open bars, it is time to reflect on the fun times over a delicious brunch. DJ Emal Macadon will be there to get you in the mood for partying one last time at the Amano Grand Central.

Amano Grand Central / Heidestraße 62, 10557 Berlin, S Hauptbahnhof / more info

Berlin Independents Guide is an artist run communications platform. Listings are accepted from project spaces, galleries, art institutes and art related venues in Berlin. For more information and prices have a look here.
or contacts us at info(at) We love to hear from you!