Blending in • http://www.amiexpat.com/2008/09/12/how-to-dress-like-a-german/
Fashion in Germany • Leading in country in the fashion industry behind France, Italy, and the US. • Unconventional and lots of variety • Berlin - (Fashion week) • Düsseldorf (Igedo – trade fair) • München, Hamburg, and Köln – (production)
Designers • Karl Lagerfeld • Hugo Boss • Wolfgang Joop • Jil Sander • Michael Michalsky • Etienne Aigner • Tomas Maier • Rudolph Moshammer • TorstenAmft • Dorothee Schumacher • Gabriele Strehle • AnjaGockel • Willy Bogner • Rudolf • AdiDassler
Brands • BOSS • adidas • PUMA • Escada • JOOP! • MCM • Bruno Banani • Jil Sander • Strenesse • Triumph • Talbot Runhof • Kaviar Gauche • Rena Lange • Schiesser • Closed • Reusch • Valisere • Jack Wolfskin • Ulla Popken • Buffalo • Rohde • Zalando • Dr. Martens • P&C • Marc O'Polo • Tom Tailor • s.Oliver • Drykorn • Esprit • Wunderkind
Models • Claudia Schiffer • Heidi Klum • Diane Kruger • Eva Padberg • Toni Garrn • Julia Stegner • Kirsten Dunst • TatjanaPatitz • Manon von Gerkan • Nico • UschiObermaier • FranziskaKnuppe • Lena Gercke • Sara Nuru • Barbara Meier • NadjaAuermann • Claudia Ciesla • AslıBayram • ShermineShahrivar • Evelyn Sharma • Marten Laciny • Lars Burmeister
Berlin Fashion Week • Since 2007 • Since 2011 in front of Brandenburg Gate • One of the world’s for biggest with New York, Paris and Milano • Competition given where new designers can show in Marc Jacob’s show • Second show Berlin U-Bahn fashion show
Traditional Clothing • Tracht - identified a person as belonging to a particular group in terms of social and legal status (married, single), origin or trade • Women - the dirndl, consists of a closefitting bodice combined with an apron in a different color • A man's traditional clothing is made from leather, linen and wool. The 'Lederhosen', knee-length trousers or short-pants made from leather are worn with rustic shoes and wool socks • 'tracht' on official occasions like weddings, festivals, etc.
Modern Fashion • Jil Sander redefined the classic chic with her well cut suits and costumes. • The Strenesse label successfully works with clear lines and a casual style. Their keynote style: elegant leisure wear at its best. • The renowned photographer Helmut Newton changed the genre of fashion photography through his groundbreaking work for magazines like 'Vogue', 'Marie Claire' or 'Elle'.
Men's Casual • Simple patterns and muted colors are appropriate for men in Germany. Khakis or dark jeans are acceptable, but slacks are never out of place. Leather shoes are customary, although slim, fashionable tennis shoes are fine, and older men wear whatever is most comfortable. German men rarely wear jewelry.
Women's Casual • Like the men, German women dress conservatively, in dark or Capri pants, pullovers, skirts and dresses. Any outfit may have a single colorful or distinct component that distinguishes the ensemble, but ornate jewelry is avoided.
Business • Both men and women in management wear very conservative suits, but office staff and tech sector employees dress casually. An international consultant visiting Germany is encouraged to confirm dress codes with his or her employer or client.
Formal • Germans dress up for dinner and social engagements, even if they're declared informal. Restaurants and events with a stated formal dress code are always "black tie."
Children • Children dress casually, as in America and elsewhere, though often in designer brands. Teens dress more colorfully than adults, but wear tasteful cuts and designs.
Current trends • http://fashionfinder.asos.com/fashion-trends/mens-ss12/street-style/berlin-134