Sometimes you just can’t explain why… mi-season breaks can only go well, like my weekend in Berlin in March. The unusual sun for this part of the year has been kind of a “red thread” for our stay. I have been visiting Berlin regularly these last few years and I have really never seen such a nice weater, even in July. Then I have very quickly left my woolen perfecto for a shirt and a light scarf.
This spring outfit plays on lengths and materials. The perfercto is short, as the sweater and the very tapered trousers. Matching a woolen jacket and a denim shirt gives this outfit some character.
As I was visiting the German capital regularly, Kreuzberg has become the area where I felt the most comfortable. For such a big walker that I am, it is extemely pleasant : cafés follow one after the other, different achirectures mix together like a creative mess in this multiethnic area. Walking in Kreuzberg, is going from Kottbusser Tor, the Turkish area, to the Landwehr riverside, then taking a rest in the Görlitzer Park to digest Burgermeister’s Meistaburger. Actually yes, this cabin under Schesisches Tor metro probably makes the best burgers of Berlin.
Berlin is not be be taken lightly. Its long history makes this creative momentum far from being trivial. Just like London, fashion in Berlin cannot be analysed, it does not care about conventions. Punk is very important, influencing many creators’ artistic choices. The “tabula rasa” philosophy, this intention of clearing away Berlin’s turbulent recent past is ubiquitous. You just have to walk in the streets to realise that Berlin really looks forward, being creative. “We are poor but sexy” like Berliners say.