On the second of my Berlin Fashion Week SS16 days, I made my way through the city to reach the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week pavilion once again, this time in honor of eclectic designer Rebekka Ruétz. Accompanied by a slightly unsettling yet intriguing soundtrack, Ruétz presented a SS16 collection inspired by Frida Kahlo, and entitled accordingly — A Touch Of Frida happened to be the name.
And a touch of it sounds just about right — the collection, definitely more colorful than the standard blacks and greys beloved by the designer, was, to me, not very close to its supposed muse. But let’s say we are facing a matter of very personal interpretation of our beloved Frida. Creativity and polished designs were a powerful combo; big, long and flowy skirts and wide-legged summery pants took turns on the runway, and big prints were definitely a thing.
Frida, at last, was definitely present in the delightful makeup& hair ensemble worn by the models: high buns, flower crowns and unibrows made of glitter.