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Berlin Fashion Week: Where to go without an exclusive invite

Berlin Fashion Week is packed with sophisticated and sustainability-minded events. But which ones are open to the public?

Photo: Gerome Defrance for Neo.Fashion.

Berlin Fashion Week runs from Monday 10 to Saturday 15 July this year, bringing the cream of the fashion crop to our city to explore the cutting edge of style – and attend tons of glamorous parties while they’re at it!

But while not all of us are fashion-insiders, there are still plenty of extravagant and mega-trendy events to attend, even without that exclusive invite. From runway shows, showcases, panel discussions and parties, here is our guide to our most anticipated Berlin Fashion Week events that are open to the public.

VORN x Fashion for Good – GROW: The Future of Fashion

Photo: Gerome Defrance for Neo.Fashion.

GROW is an exhibition created by the Fashion for Good Museum in Amsterdam, and it will be open to the public as a pop-up exhibition at VORN during Berlin Fashion Week. The exhibition explores the use of natural fabrics and sustainable material innovations, as a means of shaping a greener future for fashion.

  • VORN – The Berlin Fashion Hub Space, BIKINI BERLIN, Budapester Str. 38-50, Charlottenburg. Opened Sunday 4th, runs until Thursday 13th (10:00 – 18:00), details.

FAEX Showroom and pop-up store

Another chance to browse eco-friendly fashion comes at FAEX – Germany’s largest community for independent fashion labels. They will be presenting over 25 national and international ‘slow fashion’ designers at Heckmann Höfe, and it’s open to the general public to shop their current collections directly.

  • Heckmann Höfe, Oranienburger Str. 32, Mitte. Opens Tuesday 11th, runs until Saturday 15th (11:00 – 21:00). Registration is not required, details.

Collective Fashion Show – Design Talents from Ukrainian Fashion Week

A model wears a creation by Paskal on the catwalk during the Ukrainian Fashion Week Presents at London Fashion Week in February 2023. Photo: IMAGO / PA Images

Despite ongoing attacks on their home country, the alumni of Ukrainian Fashion Week continue to create and innovate. This showcase brings together the collections of five of the best young Ukrainian designers of Ukrainian Fashion Week, which followed the theme: “Look into the future!”. These garments are all about joy, resourcefulness and self-expression!

  • Alte Münze, Molkenmarkt 2, Molkenmarkt, Mitte. On Wednesday 12th (18:00,) tickets are €10 and can be purchased from the event website, details.

Showroom no. 52 by Atelier Elle Pé

Photo: Atelier Elle Pé

This open showroom highlights pieces from Berlin-based jewellery makers Atelier Elle Pé, who craft their pieces exclusively from ethically-sourced bamboo. When it comes to merging luxury and sustainability, Atelier Elle Pé is definitely one jewellery-maker to watch.

  • Atelier Elle Pé, Hagelberger Str. 52, Kreuzberg. Open Friday 14th (12:00 – 22:00), Saturday 15th (12:00 – 21:00) and Sunday 16th (12:00 – 18:00), free entrance, no reservation required, details.

Shape of Us by THE CODE at Dark Matter

Bishop Black @thebishopblack3000, Paulita Pappel @paulitapappel and Sammy K @man_fledgling (l to r) for BANG / GANG, part of THE CODE’s collaboration with Hardwerk Studios. Photo: Andrea Galad @andrea.galad.

What’s fashion week without a super sexy afterparty? Head over to Dark Matter for a night of decadence and dance courtesy of FKA.M4A, Métaraph and Mohobrac. The live DJ sets and performances will be complemented by a fashion show by THE CODE, which showcases some fantastically sex-positive fetish fashion and kinky clubwear.

  • Dark Matter, Köpenicker Chaussee 46, Lichtenberg. On Friday 14th (starts 20:00), tickets from €15, make your reservation online, details.