Berlin’s Fashion Gallery

My dear friend Nina currently lives and studies in one of the most amazing cities in the world – Berlin! Such an inspirational city deserves it’s very own fashion blog post. This isn’t Nina’s first guest post on Miss Dee STyle, back in August she covered some of London fashion events in blog post “London the Fashionable”.

This is her inspiring review of Berlin’s Fashion Gallery in Museum of Decorative Arts.

Enjoy 🙂 !

Berlin’s Fashion Gallery

Museum of Decorative Arts (Kunstgewerbemuseum) in Berlin, as well as being the oldest of its kind in Germany, is the home of the first permanent exhibition of fashion in the country’s capital. Beautifully displayed fashion pieces tell us the story of the last 150 years of fashion. There are around 130 mannequins showcasing exquisitely designed clothes, shoes and accessories. It’s a must-see collection.

Since the museum was recently reopened after extensive renovation, I decided to take a look inside its Fashion Gallery to see for myself how great the fashion story has been laid out. As soon as you step into the dark corridor you get a sense of calm. Right around the corner you are faced with the first glass box, and the oldest pieces in the collection. The light is low so you need to come really close to the glass if you wish to look for details on the garments. I love how the whole exhibition is completely black, only with lit up glass boxes showcasing the designs. It’s very minimalistic, but quite impactful.

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I was left in awe by the craftsmanship and impeccable tailoring of all the garments. I couldn’t stop imagining what it must have felt like to wear those pieces. My favourite pieces were from Yves Saint Laurent for Dior, and Cristobal Balenciaga’s little black dress, which I would love to copy one day.

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Little black dresses by Yves Saint Laurent

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Favourite design by Cristobal Balenciaga

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Once again,thank you Nina for this wonderful post!

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