Scandinavian understatement, innovative streetwear and an unusual mix of materials: if you’re in search of the latest autumn trends, BIKINI BERLIN is the place to come for an exciting variety of tried-and-tested classics and new favourites. To prepare my wardrobe for the imminent changing of the seasons, I embarked on my annual trend scouting tour and, as you can see, couldn’t resist taking a few key pieces home with me!
Autumn is the season of layering, exciting colour and pattern mixes and turtlenecks. With that in mind, I opted for a maxi dress by Tata Christiane from the LNFA store for my first look. LNFA is the perfect place to discover out-of-the-ordinary brands and statement pieces. I styled it with a black turtleneck jumper by IND, a brand that has made zero waste and flexible design part of its philosophy, et voilà: the ultimate transitional outfit! When summer starts to turn into autumn, I find that roll-neck jumpers are perfect for wearing over dresses.
Although autumn is very much a time to hibernate and get cosy in hoodies and sweaters, it doesn’t mean that style has to take a backseat. Proof of this is the pastel-neon model by Stone Island in an exciting combination with brown – which is definitely a look that we don’t see often enough. Just like the brown flares with the contrast seam stitching by Eytys, the Stone Island sweater is also from Voo West. The Kreuzberg concept store recently opened another store in the west of Berlin, at BIKINI BERLIN to be precise, and from Raf Simons to Jacquemus they offer a wide-ranging assortment of urban high fashion. It’s a veritable shopping paradise – and not just for hipsters who follow the latest hypes. The heels with the matching colour gradient are by traditional Italian brand Premiata, who have a fantastic store on the concept shopping mall’s rooftop terrace. And, you heard it here first, the latest autumn models have just arrived in store!
If you prefer to play it safe, you can go for a monochrome material mix rather than extravagant colour combos. Monochrome all-over looks not only visibly elongate the silhouette, but have also been taking the catwalks by storm in recent seasons. At Labo.Art you’ll find fantastic quality materials from linen to wool and a huge selection of plain-coloured, matching pieces. I went for the brown culottes with a down jacket by SPARKZ from the LNFA store.
Another classic with a modern twist is the asymmetrical blouse by Scandinavian label Totême, casually combined with orange Converse sneakers from Voo West.
Unique statement pieces can be found at LNFA or the Adddress store. Adddress stocks both its own label as well as brands that are otherwise difficult to find in Berlin, such as Henrik Vibskov and Stine Goya. My favourite this season is the orangey-brown overall by Henrik Vibskov. Pair it with a pair of cat-eye sunglasses by Bam Berlin for a cool racer look!
Dressed in these stylish pieces, this autumn will be anything but dreary and boring and you can be sure you’ll be stepping into the new season in style!