On January 15th 2019, Neonyt presented its neo-new view on fashion to an international audience at Ewerk Berlin. Curated by renowned fashion stylist and co-founder of the Fashion Council Germany Claudia Hofmann, the show presented state-of-the-art sustainable fashion in a way the world has never seen before.
The concept behind the production addressed the idea of diversity reflected in the current zeitgeist. Not only were the models diverse, but the fashion reflected the eclectic and expansive vision for sustainable fashion at the moment.
Hofmann’s styling depicted current trends like modernism, old-school Trabants, bright lights, soft-tones and azure. With all-over blue looks, Azure was a reference to the topic of water and fashion, the key theme of this year’s Neonyt.
The looks were compiled from the new collections by established fair fashion brands like Ecoalf, Lanius and Philomena Zanetti in a progressive mix with high fashion by Berlin designer Vladimir Karaleev x After March and denim upcycling brand Fade Out.
The outfits were rounded off with shoes by labels including Trippen and Velt, accessories by Spatz Hutdesign and Norwegian Rain, as well as shiny tights by Swedish Stockings and Wolford.
Also featured in the show: sustainable fashion labels Buki Akomolafe, Hellmuth, Natascha von Hirschhausen, Sepideh Ahadi and Working Title, five of the ten finalists in the mentoring programme by the Fashion Council Germany for aspiring young designers.
The Neonyt Ethical Fashion Show is a part of the larger B2B trade fair for Sustainable Fashion. With a comprehensive portfolio of 150 national and international sustainable fashion brands from 26 countries, the Neonyt Trade Fair is considered one of the largest of its kind.
The fact that the Neonyt Trade Fair was combined with conferences like Fashionsustain, FashionImpact, the Silent Forum and the Thinkathon was unique for Berlin Fashion Week. “Neonyt has created something incredible. It’s exceptionally well-organized and very thoughtfully curated with experts and industry leaders. Learning, connecting, sharing and activating change are an absolute pleasure here. Neonyt has set a new standard in sustainability events worldwide,” says Patrick Duffy, founder of the NYC-based Global Fashion Exchange.
The events are held twice a year in January and July. It’s certainly a must-visit for anyone who has a passion for sustainable fashion or would like to learn more.