Governing Mayor Franziska Giffey and State Secretary Michael Biel opened Berlin Fashion Week in front of around 150 guests, including brands, designers, organizers, and media representatives at Kraftwerk Berlin. At the request of the organizers, Berlin Fashion Week will take place in March for the first time.

The Fashion Council Germany and the Berliner Salon organized the Opening Reception for the opening of Berlin Fashion Week.

Christiane Arp, the initiator of DER BERLINER SALON and chairwoman of the Fashion Council Germany, spoke with Tina Lutz, owner and designer of the Lutz Morris label, about “What would Karl do – How to be a designer now and then” at the Berlin Salon Panel Talk. After 30 minutes, the conversation switched to Anna Heinrichs, born in Ukraine and designer of Horror Vacui. Christiane Arp spoke to her about her label, the war in Ukraine, and how we can support those affected.

Der Berliner Salon Panel Talk at MBFW Berlin. Sebastian Reuter/Getty for Nowadays

This year’s schedule was full of talented designers in the likes of Danny Reinke, Eli by Elias Rumelis, Esther Perbandt, Jean Gritsfeldt, Justin Cassin, Marcel Ostertag, Rebekka Ruètz, Sofia Ilmonen, and William Fan.