Milk of Lime, the winner of the concept contest Berlin Contemporary, returns to Berlin Fashion Week, presenting their new SS25 menswear and womenswear collection named ‘CURRENT’. The show took place at the circular chamber at Green in Wedding. 

The shows narrative:  the colors of light and the soundscape of Adriaan de Roover captivated the audience already at the front door. With the air filled with an extraordinary scent: The Perfume ‘Thunderstorm’, imitating the electric nuances of rainy weather, became a sensual component of the collection concept. 

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The SS25 collection ‘CURRENT’ dedicated itself to the topic of weather in a subtle manner. The designers examined the influences of supposedly positive and negative weather phenomena, which influence humans, our moods, our actions, and the environment, but also on fabrics and materials concretely. Myths and farmer’s wisdom were picked up in the design by the usage of graphic elements as well as text. 

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‘CURRENT’ embodies the typical aesthetic of Milk of Lime: consciously used raw edges, fluid transparent fabric paired with other natural materials like wool gabardine, Shetland felt, thin Loden, cotton muslin, and knitwear made of viscose and linen. The lineup was finished by ‘weathered’ surfaces and details that played with tying: collars, bag handles, sleeves, and hair strands were wrapped with fine cords or fixated with pins as if one had prepared oneself against a rising storm. 

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The tones of the make-up palette resembled verdigris, which also subtly hinted at the location’s name. Since last year, the label has embraced a partnership with Ellis Faas Cosmetics, whose tools were visibly incorporated on the runway in the shape of jewelry and handbags — a climax of wearing make-up: not only on one’s skin but as an object itself, and a part of the outfit. 

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‘CURRENT’ pairs techniques from Haute Couture with grungy Elements, like silk skirts and lace details, with poetically printed band shirts. The combination of light fabrics with leather and knitwear elements effortlessly abolished the lines between summer and winter collections to inspire the audience to look more freely at clothing, liberated from seasonal conventions. 

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image by SINA WEINERT
image by SINA WEINERT