The season’s sporadic fashion week in Berlin has just ended and already we saw the city’s stylish wearing heterogeneous clothing and accessories. Perhaps, the hottest fashion trends this year was bold designer pieces that set the stage on fire. Be it the camouflage prints in bold metallic imitation leather or an umbrella with the designer’s own personal message, this year it was proved that there is no rule when it comes to fashion.

MESS brings you the hottest brands and the designers that we absolutely fell in love with all the way from the runway. These are the designs that we personally liked.


Marina Hoermanseder

This Austrian designer was successful in introducing her uniform line during BFW 2017. However, this year her main theme was based on leather, lacquer and satin, which has become her signature style over the year. There were leather straps and buckles embedded on her feminine dresses which caught the attention of many as they looked both sexually charged and chic at the same time. The designs showed an intricate weaving of leather straps in mini dress and bright bold colored ruffled dresses.The buckles embedded in the satin pieces were one of a kind. Be it the camou skirt or the bright ruffled tops, it was mesmerizing to watch the models adorned in imitation green leather looking like MH’s own warriors. Our favorite pieces are her Fan Scarf and the Camou Strapskirt, with buckled wrapped around all the way from the waist to the knees.

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Rebekka Ruetz


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Rebekka Ruetz was born in Austria in 1984 and has been a part of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week since 2011. She was also awarded as the Best Newcomer Award presented by STEFFL on 2013. This year, Rebekka Ruetz’s designs were focused on unconventional and provocative shades.  Her extravagant creation topped with mix of metallic material was modern take on fashion. The Austria born designer follows her own rules when it comes to fashion, and that was her major theme this year “Riot’s Daughter”. The designs were mostly based on personalized mixed fabrics involving loose-fitting boyfriend touch. And what more you ask??? You can buy her street style collection without having to crunch your wallet.




Callisti is among Austria’s most top designer labels. It is owned by Martina Mueller Callisti who made her debut at Mercedes Benz and Elle by Germany fashion week this year. She set up her label on 2007 and it wasn’t until 2012 that she launched her first collection at fashion week. Her designs basically focused on contemporary themes, and retro styles. Her creations have been elegant with a hint of edginess directed to it, that makes her designs enticing. This year her designs were based on big harness like waist belts and clothes mostly of black sheer fabric.

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Laurel was founded in 1978, which makes this year it’s 40th anniversary. They launched two collections on Berlin Fashion week under their company motto “Heritage & Modernity”, whose major trends are on modern and chic fashion that is wearable 24/7.

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 Damir Doma

Damir Doma is a fashion designer, founder and creative director of the Damir Doma brand. After gaining experience in the ateliers of Antwerp designers Raf Simons and Dirk Schonberger, he relocated to Paris to launch his first menswear collection in 2007, and three years later showed the first women’s prêt-à-porter collection. His collection on BFW 2018 encapsulated a rough and refined textures of clothing which had a certain edginess to it.

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