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.
One of my all time favorite books is “Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll. I got my first copy of this book for my 10th birthday – to this day is one of my favorite birthday presents 🙂 !
“Alice in Wonderland’ is full of quirky characters, each one adding a bit of humor and dimension to the story. When Alice falls down the rabbit hole she enters in magical world of Wonderland where she encounters various talking animals, including Cheshire Cat, Caterpillar, White Rabbit, and one very unusual Queen.The first character she meets is The White Rabbit – he reappears throughout the book and acts as Alice’s guide, which is amusing because he doesn’t seem to know even what time it is 🙂 !
The book is very complex and has a lot of symbolism conveyed through the characters and setting. Lewis Carroll intricately weaves a story using these characters to teach a lesson to children about growing up in an entertaining way. Each character teaches Alice something about life and growing up in a dangerous world.
“Alice in Wonderland” was a huge inspiration in music, movie and fashion industry and also became a source of inspiration to this little post – hope you’ll like it 🙂 !
Every year during the Spring/Summer season we have one recurring fashion trend – flower prints. And boy, do I love that trend! Every year has some trend variations – one season there are tribal prints, other vintage feel of the 50s. It is easy to go overboard, so don’t use different flower fabrics in the same outfit. I will occasionally wear flower prints during the winter, probably on some jumpers or coats, just to cheer things up, but the Spring season is perfect one to empty out all of the flowers from your wardrobe and say hello to warm, sunny days 🙂 !