November 30, 2013
I’m not quite sure why but almost every fashion-related event in Berlin seems to be sponsored by Mercedes Benz. Whoever thought cars and clothing would be such fond bed-fellows?

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Aside from the bi-annual affair of Berlin Fashion Week, the makers of the infamous Merc have also recently offered a helping hand to realise designer Raf Simons‘ latest project, Transmission 1 – a weekend-long (July 15th-17th 2011) event exhibiting various artists’ (Konstantin Grcic, Peter Saville, Germaine Kruip, Peter de Potter) interpretations of the avant-garde, housed within the Berliner Congress Centre at Alexanderplatz.

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Simons also arranged for a musical accompaniment to the weekend, inviting fashion-b(r)and These New Puritans as well as Goose, Fischerspooner and DJ Hell to all perform in the avant-garde environs. For cinephiles, there were several film screenings themed around Science Fiction, Horror and, finally, Simon’s own year of birth (think Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey and Roger Vadim’s tale of a buxom outer-space blonde, Barbarella).

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For those of you that couldn’t make it, check out some of the blogosphere’s best’s accounts (both live-blogged at the event): Hapsical and Dandy Gum and keep updated at Simons’ and Mercedes Benz’ joint online venture: the Avant Garde Diaries.

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  • Mat July 22, 2011 at 9:14 am

    you're back in town! sounds like an exciting place to be