08-07-2015 | By

Graduate Collections

ESMOD Berlin: 2015 graduate show

Before we jump straight into Berlin Fashion Week, we’d be remiss not to recap “INDEPENDENCE” the aptly named ESMOD Berlin graduation show that we attended a few days ago. In addition to being live streamed through the Not Just A Label website, the show brought with it a renowned jury, which included famous alumnus Damir Doma.

Out of 25 capsule collections (counting roughly 6 looks per designer), two standout collections come to mind: PRCH by Sia Arnika and PILGRIM by Anna Swic.

The Collection "PRCH" by Arnika Bovbjerg Mortensen @ INDEPENDENCE: ESMOD Berlin B.A. Graduation Show 2015

PRCH” by Sia Arnika.

From the former, we stepped into a world that was all about supersizing. Despite such daring ventures, everything from pants to bomber and lightweight jackets to those beautiful color block backpacks still maintained a wearable aspect. The choice of fabric fell in line with the collection’s sportswear vibe, including the ever favorite neoprene to polyamide and other fully synthetic materials. Pale pinks and deep blues (almost Klein-like for some materials) harmonized well, producing a fresh and edgy sportswear collection that’s hard to forget.

The Collection "PRCH" by Arnika Bovbjerg Mortensen @ INDEPENDENCE: ESMOD Berlin B.A. Graduation Show 2015

The Collection "PRCH" by Arnika Bovbjerg Mortensen @ INDEPENDENCE: ESMOD Berlin B.A. Graduation Show 2015

The Collection "PRCH" by Arnika Bovbjerg Mortensen @ INDEPENDENCE: ESMOD Berlin B.A. Graduation Show 2015

The Collection "PRCH" by Arnika Bovbjerg Mortensen @ INDEPENDENCE: ESMOD Berlin B.A. Graduation Show 2015

PILGRIM” by Anna Swic

Designer Anna Swic on the other hand, maintained a minimalist take with monotones, clean lines, and metal grid backpacks. Paired with bucket hats and practically positioned pockets, we can only assume that the outfits were created for an urban safari—that is, a stylish one.

The Collection "Pilgrim" by Anna Swic @ INDEPENDENCE: ESMOD Berlin B.A. Graduation Show 2015

The Collection "Pilgrim" by Anna Swic @ INDEPENDENCE: ESMOD Berlin B.A. Graduation Show 2015

The Collection "Pilgrim" by Anna Swic @ INDEPENDENCE: ESMOD Berlin B.A. Graduation Show 2015

The Collection "Pilgrim" by Anna Swic @ INDEPENDENCE: ESMOD Berlin B.A. Graduation Show 2015

The Collection "Pilgrim" by Anna Swic @ INDEPENDENCE: ESMOD Berlin B.A. Graduation Show 2015

The Collection "Pilgrim" by Anna Swic @ INDEPENDENCE: ESMOD Berlin B.A. Graduation Show 2015

Award "Prix Créateur 2015" for Anna Swic with her Collection "Pilgrim" @ INDEPENDENCE: ESMOD Berlin B.A. Graduation Show 2015

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