At Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Berlin, the looks were chic and showed military influences. Pearly Wong, an independent designer who named her label DNA, features a monochrome palate and multifunctional garments. She integrates unique materials and textures into her designs and showed an extremely impressive collection. For fall 2015, Wong draws inspiration from the decline of the environment and comfortable utilitarian clothing. This collection is an exciting study of texture and shape.
After studying at the Fashion Institute of Technology here in New York City, the Malaysian-born designer returned to her home country in 2012 and launched her label. Her collections were also shown at Kuala Fashion Week in 2013 and 2014. She was named the winner of Ms. Fashion Pitch in Malaysia and received the award from the Malaysian prime minister.
From Berlin’s Africa Fashion Day, designer SOBOYE’s creations stood out. Samson Soboye studied fashion at Central Saint Martins School of Arts. He worked as an intern with British Vogue and as a freelance fashion stylish for over 10 years. He started out designing soft furnishings and some interiors, and opened his first fashion shop in 2002 and launched his own label, SOBOYE Menswear, in 2012.
His cuts are precise and his tailoring is impeccable. “I pride myself on an excellent fit of my creations on men,” said Soboye. In his collection, there is a play with colors and patterns. His looks are sometimes wild yet stylish in clever combinations that have become his trademark. When it comes to quality, Soboye is very fastidious. His clothes are exclusively produced in the United Kingdom.