I met Marcell Von Berlin the first time in 2014, when I accidentally stopped by Berlin’s brightest fashion star’s lovely concept store in the heart of Berlin. Then, my second meeting with Marcell took place during my recent trip to Berlin, and it was all about previewing his fresg, autumn-winter 2016 collection. Invited to see what the designer has in his winter offer, I was sure that Marcell will surprise me, just like he did a few years ago in his boutique. And I must say, I was amazed. Everything in this collection, from the neoprene coats to biker jackets with attachable sleeves, looks too good to be true. Blurring his signatures style between a badass motorcycle woman and an out-of-this-world attitude, the collection, just like the brand itself, feels both innovative and provocative. Voluminous skirts are styled with casual spaceship sweatshirts, while chic mesh tops look flawless together with over-sized, black pants. But a Von Berlin woman is not drowning in a wardrobe full of dark clothes. The sure best-sellers, which already storm Marcell’s Instagram feed, are the bold bomber jackets, embroidered with humouristic patches. I have a crush on them – I can easily see the lemon-yellow one looking great with a black pencil skirt or a pair of denim flares.
However, Marcell Von Berlin’s brand is not only about ready-to-wear. The designer has also introduced his atelier line, which looks forward to haute couture-level dresses. Covered with white mesh and a healthy dose of shiny stones, the body-esque gowns with V-cut necklines and sensual flesh-exposing silhouettes are go-to choices for both, a red-carpet gala and a fancy dinner-slash-party event. No wonder why these beauties become even the A-listers in Los Angeles.
Marcell Von Berlin will be soon exclusively available at Concept 21 Store.