To experience the Dorothee Schumacher FW 2016 collection was my absolute highlight during Berlin Fashion Week. It was named ‘Limitless Identity’ and you can figure out why: To define is to limit, and Dorothee’s collection is eclectic and has a bit of everything. Sexy, edgy, femenine, and a combination of minimal clean designs and maximalism characterize many of the looks presented on the runway. The latter is exactly what strikes me the most, i.e. how Dorothee combines 90’s minimalist garments and clear lines with 70’s maximalist silhouettes and printed pieces. The contrast of both makes the looks even more versatile and interesting than if they would be either completely minimalistic or maximalistic.
Scroll down to see my favorite looks of the collection, details, backstage photos, and last, but not least: my visit to the Dorothee Schumacher Styling Suite, where I had the pleasure and privilege to meet the team and try some of her beautiful pieces.
My favorite pieces: The minimalistic white overall jumpsuit, the mesh turtleneck sweater, the beige teddy coat, and the shoes. Oh yes to all of them. Can you picture that white jumpsuit worn with the mesh turtleneck sweater? My ultimate dream outfit!
Finally, I must say that I feel incredibly privileged to have been able to visit the amazing Dorothee Schumacher styling suite, where I was able to select my favorite pieces to wear during the show (the outfit I wore to attend it will be up soon!) and to try them out in their luxurious dressing room.
Special thanks to Dorothee Schumacher, Nikolai, and everyone I met from the team back in Berlin for this awesome experience.