Berlin Film Review: ‘Tremors’

“Love knows nothing improper,” chides a zealous preacher in “Tremors.” Ostensibly, she says it to an entire rapt church; more pointedly, she’s addressing mild-mannered family man Pablo, as he’s dragged through a terrestrial hell for the cardinal sin of falling in love with another man. What’s the greater impropriety, then: same-sex love or the victimization […]

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‘Cold Pursuit’ Director Defends Liam Neeson Once Again at Berlin Festival Press Conference

In Berlin to promote his latest film, Norwegian director Hans Petter Moland insisted that Liam Neeson is “not a racist” in response to the recent row around comments made by the star of his Lionsgate thriller “Cold Pursuit.” “He is a very honest, he is a very decent, grounded man,” Moland said at a press […]

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Books of The Times: The Revival of the Great Lucia Berlin Continues Apace

“Evening in Paradise,” a book of short stories by Berlin, who died in 2014, has just been published, as well as a fragmentary memoir, “Welcome Home.”
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U2 frontman Bono has been forced to cancel a Berlin gig just four songs in to the show after losing his voice.
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Berlin Winner Jasmila Zbanic on Her Collaborative Approach to Filmmaking

Bosnian filmmaker Jasmila Zbanic, whose debut feature, “Grbavica,” won the Berlinale Golden Bear in 2006, was at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival this week to present a masterclass for the 10 film students and graduates taking part in EFP Future Frames, a fest section that screened their short films (see trailer above). Zbanic, whose other […]

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Birkenstock and Berlin Porcelain Maker KPM Join Forces on Limited-Edition Sandal Collection

Strange Bedfellows: On the heels of its most recent collaboration with Rick Owens as well as this year’s assorted Birkenstock Box cooperations with retailers the world over, the footwear maker has tapped a somewhat unlikely royal partner for the latest take on the brand’s iconic Arizona and Gizeh cork footbed sandals: KPM Berlin.
Founded in 1763 and thus 11 years older than Birkenstock, the highly respected Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur provided its Kurland Royal Noir pattern as well as a signature porcelain inset for the limited-edition Birkenstock x KPM. There are four models in all, the Arizona and Gizeh in black-on-black embossed leather, and both models in a black and gold Royal Noir print. Limited to 300 pieces per style, the sandals are available exclusively at Berlin’s leading premium department store KaDeWe through June 9, as well as online at birkenstock.com for 280 euros a pop. For those who’d like to wear their Birkenstocks and have a matching cup of coffee, too, a large-sized KPM Kurland Royal Noir cup and saucer will set one back 1,190 euros.
The special edition was feted Thursday night with a cocktail reception at the third-floor Birkenstock X KPM pop-up shop at KaDeWe, which featured the Birkenstock sandals, items from

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MipTV: Beta Film Sells ‘Babylon Berlin’ to Africa, India

Beta Films has secured new deals which will see acclaimed German crime drama “Babylon Berlin” debut across Africa and India. South Africa-based broadcaster M-Net, which is owned by Africa’s biggest subscription television network MultiChoice, has acquired rights across the whole of the African continent. Indian rights have been acquired by Tata Sky, the joint venture […]

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Berlin Golden Bear Winner ‘Touch Me Not’ Clinches Sales (EXCLUSIVE)

Berlinale Golden Bear winner “Touch Me Not,” a daring and explicit exploration of intimacy and sex, has clinched a raft of sales in Europe and Asia. Daniela Elstner’s Doc & Film has sold Romanian director Adina Pintilie’s film to Italy (I-Wonder), Portugal (Leopardo), Poland (New Horizons), Benelux (Contact Film), Switzerland (Xenix), Taiwan (Swallow Wings), Ukraine (Kinove), […]

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Berlin Film Review: ‘U – July 22’

Inasmuch as there could ever be a good time to premiere a film about the 2011 Utøya massacre, “U – July 22” arrives at a particularly tender, difficult moment. Unspooling at the Berlin Film Festival five days after the Parkland mass shooting in Florida, Erik Poppe’s appropriately agonizing single-take reconstruction of the right-wing terrorist attack […]

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Pat Cleveland Reminisces at Gianni Versace Retrospective in Berlin

REMEMBERING GIANNI: “I was there in the beginning, when he had that little shop [in Milan]. I got my pirate boots there, and so much more. And that leather jumpsuit, which got stolen out of my apartment. His clothes were worth stealing,” recalled Pat Cleveland, who was on a brief hop to Berlin for the opening of a privately organized Gianni Versace retrospective Tuesday night at the Kronprinzenpalais.
Cleveland’s myriad Versace experiences hark back to the Seventies, Germany included. In 1978, German retail legend Albert Eickhoff took over the theater in the small town of Lippstadt where his store was then located, and brought in models including Cleveland to present what is claimed as “the first Gianni Versace show ever.”
What Cleveland mostly remembers about those early shows “is that Versace always liked to show in beautiful places. The floors were always tiled in marble, the interior filled with art to surround the clothes. I did something with Gianni in Venice years ago, me and some other Seventh Avenue showgirls,” she went on. “We didn’t get paid a lot, but mostly, we just wanted to go off and show the clothes. It was enough to have something to eat and hang out.”
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Dior Expands in Germany With First Berlin Flagship

DIOR’S ARTISTIC BERLIN: Dior is growing its retail footprint in Germany with the French fashion house’s first stand-alone store in Berlin. Opening Saturday, the flagship at number 56 on this designer-studded stretch of Kurfürstendamm is marked by assorted artistic features. It provides the latest example of Berlin’s long-standing practice of incorporating art into retail environments.
Fabricated out of repurposed materials, the shop’s metal furniture by designer Stefan Leo, who has contributed to other Dior interiors, creates trompe l’oeil effects. Prague’s graffiti pioneer, Jan Kaláb, provided a softer note with his rounded, abstract LB Bubble artworks, while the Versailles parquet floors in the women’s department recalls Christian Dior’s personal fondness for the 18th century.
The store houses the Dior women’s and men’s collections, jewelry and perfume, and joins Dior German flagships in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich, as well as dedicated spaces in KaDeWe Berlin, Oberpollinger Munich and Breuninger in Stuttgart. The company would not comment on further expansion plans in Europe’s strongest economy.

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Berlin Film Festival Fleshes Out Competition Lineup

The competition lineup for the Berlin International Film Festival is taking shape with the organizers adding raft of new titles Monday including Robert Pattinson-starrer “Damsel.” There are new competition entries for the 68th edition of the Berlin Film Festival hail from France, Germany, Ireland, the U.K. and across Europe, as well as from the U.S., Iran, […]

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Louis Vuitton Presents New Time Capsule Exhibition in Berlin

TRUNK SHOW: Consider it a mini pochette of “Volez, Vogues, Voyagez.” On Thursday night, Louis Vuitton opened Time Capsule Berlin, a condensed version of the more sweeping exhibition of the Maison’s historic roots and iconic products which debuted in Paris in 2015 before traveling to Tokyo and Seoul and, in a few weeks, New York.
Vuitton’s Berlin showcase is housed at the French Palais on Unter den Linden, which was built for the international sleeping car company Wagons-Lits in 1906, and later served as the French Embassy in the German Democratic Republic.  Open to the public free of charge through October 8, Time Capsule is both artisanal and high tech, commencing with a live display of a Vuitton craftsperson at work on mini trunk bags before visitors embark on a still-life and multi-media time-line journey through the house’s history.
Vuitton has been active in Germany for four decades, and currently operates nine stores there. In a special nod to its German links, Time Capsule Berlin includes a weekender and business case of Damier carbon canvas designed to fit the spaces of the BMW i8, as well as a boxing trunk (including punching bag) in collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld as part of the

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Mario Testino Goes Larger Than Life in Berlin

MARIO MAKES IT BIG: Mario Testino’s “Undressed” is the Helmut Newton Foundation’s largest-scale show to date. In this exhibit of 50 published and private photographs of men and women often wearing nothing more than their tattoos, Testino blew up his images to completely fill the walls in three halls of Berlin’s graciously proportioned Museum of Photography.
Looming over 10 feet from the ceiling to the walls’ lower wood moldings, and spanning sometimes 23 feet in width, this site-specific installation conceived exclusively for the Helmut Newton Foundation offers a spectacular yet also intimate view. For as the photographer noted prior to the show’s opening June 2, the enormous size and full bleed from corner to corner means there are no distractions. The viewer is almost compelled to immerse his or herself in the images, turning from “a voyeur into a participant. We’re in a moment when people want to interact with what they see, and not just look. They want to be part of it, so who knows? Maybe people will now go home and take photos of each other like this.”
That means equal undressing rights for all, with full frontals, male and female, to enticing back views, moments of amorous play

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Ivanka Trump Faces Groans, Boos and Tough Questions About Her Father on Official Berlin Trip

Not long after Ivanka Trump arrived in Berlin for her first international trip as part of the White House administration for President Donald Trump, she was tasked with defending her father’s attitudes towards women.

At the invitation of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the first daughter participated in the W20 Summit alongside Merkel, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands and five others for a panel on women’s entrepreneurship on Tuesday. However, Trump was immediately grilled by the moderator and met by a skeptical audience.

“You’re the first daughter of the United States, and you’re also an assistant to the president,” the moderator, WirtschaftsWoche editor-in-chief Miriam Meckel, asked her first, according to Politico. “The German audience is not that familiar with the concept of a first daughter. I’d like to ask you, what is your role, and who are you representing, your father as president of the United States, the American people, or your business?”

“Certainly not the latter,” Trump replied. “I’m rather unfamiliar with this role as well … It has been a little under 100 days and it has just been a remarkable and incredible journey.”

The tough questions kept coming, with an audible groan from the audience Trump said her father was a “tremendous champion of supporting families and enabling them to thrive” while praising President Trump for supporting paid leave policies.

The moderator stepped in following the room’s reaction, prompting her to ask if the president was an “empowerer of women” despite his history of lewd comments towards them.

“I know from personal experience, and I think the thousands of women who have worked with and for my father for decades when he was in the private sector are a testament to his belief and solid conviction in the potential of women and their ability to do the job as well as any man,” the mother of three responded.

 

“As a daughter, I can speak on a very personal level,” she added, according to Politico. “I grew up in a house where there was no barriers to what I could accomplish beyond my own perseverance and tenacity. That’s not an easy thing to do, he provided that for us.”

Trump said that her father treated her exactly the same way he treated her two brothers, Donald Jr. and Eric.

“There was no difference,” she said.

Trump’s schedule in Berlin on Tuesday also includes a visit to the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe and the W-20 gala dinner.


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Berlin Film Review: ‘Ghost Hunting’

Andoni has his “actors” abuse each other while he watches on the side, thereby exchanging the charge of narcissism that accompanied his previous doc with that of sadism.

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Films by Gomis, Tucci delight viewers at Berlin Film Fest

Director Alain Gomis speaks during a press conference for the film 'Felicite' at the 2017 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)BERLIN (AP) — Senegalese director Alain Gomis has delighted viewers at the Berlin Film Festival with "Felicite," a movie about the life and struggles of a singer in the Congo city of Kinshasa.



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Berlin Film Review: ‘The Trial: The State of Russia vs Oleg Sentsov’

It has to rank as one of Donald Trump’s most shocking statements — which is really saying something. Asked by the Fox News host Bill O’Reilly how he could respect Russian President Vladimir Putin, whom O’Reilly characterized as a “killer,” Trump replied, “There are a lot of killers. Boy, you think our country’s so innocent?”… Read more »

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Berlin film fest opens with jazz biopic and Trump ‘resistance’

Nearly 400 movies will be screened during the 11-day Berlinale film festivalA politically-charged Berlin film festival opened Thursday with a biopic about Nazi persecution of Gypsy-jazz great Django Reinhardt and a vow by Hollywood's Maggie Gyllenhaal that Americans were "ready to resist" Donald Trump. A total of 18 movies are vying for the festival's coveted Golden Bear, which will be awarded on February 18 by a jury led by director Paul Verhoeven ("RoboCop", "Elle"). "I hope we will see a lot of movies that are different, hopefully controversial," the Dutch filmmaker said at the opening press conference, adding that he was ready for "heated arguments" with the jury.



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Syrian band brings music of Aleppo to Berlin

In this Dec. 18, 2016 picture Abdallah Rahhal, centre, singer of Musiqana, a Syrian band based in Berlin, performs during a concert marking their record release at the former silent movie cinema Delphi in Berlin. Musiqana draw both German and Syrian people to their concert of traditional Arab music, although the band admit it is difficult to perform while the humanitarian disaster in Aleppo continues to unfold.The musicians from left, Alaa Zaitouna, Adel Sabawi, Abdallah Rahhal, Bila Hammour and Hazem Nassreddine. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)BERLIN (AP) — Instead of bombs there were beats. Guitars took over for guns. And there were cheers, not screams. But Aleppo was never far from the minds of the band Musiqana and the crowd at its record release concert in Berlin.



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Let’s Go Budget Berlin

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Let’s Go Budget Berlin is a budget traveler’s ticket to getting the most out of a trip to Berlin-without breaking the bank. Whether you want to check out the murals at the East Side Gallery, barter at the Turkish Market, or party at the riverside Club der Visionaere, this slim, easy-to-carry guide is packed with dollar-saving information to help you make every penny count. Let’s Go Budget Berlin also includes neighborhood maps to help you get oriented, plus eight pages’ worth of color photos to whet your appetite for sightseeing. From how to get discount tickets for museums, performances, and public transportation to where to find cheap eats and affordable accommodations, Let’s Go Budget Berlin has got you covered-and it’s small enough to fit in your back pocket. Let’s Go Budget Guides are for travelers who want to spend less but have more fun, students with more time than money, and anyone who appreciates a good deal. Let’s Go Budget guides are written by Harvard student researchers. And who better than a starving student to figure out how to stretch a budget-and discover what’s free and fun along the way?

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Diane von Furstenberg’s Autobiography Goes German in Berlin and Hamburg

BERLIN — Make it three for three: Diane von Furstenburg was on a three-day hop in Germany late last week to present “Die Frau, die ich sein wollte,” the third language version of her autobiography, which is now available in English, Italian and German. Chinese and French translations of “The Woman I Wanted to Be” are planned for the end of 2016. “We still have to sell it to Spain and Japan,” the designer said during a visit to Berlin’s  department store KaDeWe Thursday.
The tour started Wednesday evening with a reading and book signing at the Autorenbuchhandlung, or Author’s Book Shop under the S-Bahn arches of Berlin Savignyplatz. It was packed event, “and I even saw old friends — like Veruschka [von Lehndorff],” von Furstenberg remarked, smiling.
Another friend, David Chipperfield, filled in the Thursday night slot with a dinner for the designer at his Berlin home, and after Friday’s book signing at the new Unger concept store Uzwei in Hamburg, von Furstenberg was having dinner with Jil Sander, “who I haven’t seen in maybe  25 years so I e-mailed her.”
DVF has been part of the Unger assortment since 2002, and while the business started with a modest corner several years

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Lonely Planet Pocket Berlin

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Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet’s Pocket Berlin is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Ponder reunified Germany at the Brandenburg Gate, view the city from Reichstag’s dazzling glass cupola, or catch a live music gig at a riverside beach bar; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Berlin and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet’s Pocket Berlin: Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips – hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets – eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Free, convenient pull-out Berlin map (included in print version), plus over 20 colour neighbourhood maps User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time Covers Reichstag, Unter den Linden, Museum Island, Alexanderplatz, Potsdamer Platz, Scheunenviertel, Kreuzberg, Friedrichshain, Prenzlauer Berg, Kurfurstendamm, and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalize your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations’ websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Pocket Berlin, a colorful, easy-to-use, and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the c

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Berlin, Germany Travel Guide – What To See & Do

Berlin, Germany Travel Guide – What To See & Do


Our illustrated travel guide will take you to Berlin, Germany. Berlin is best known for its historical associations as the German capital, internationalism and tolerance, lively nightlife, its many cafes, clubs, and bars, street art, and numerous museums, palaces, and other sites of historic interest. Berlin’s architecture is quite varied. Although badly damaged in the final years of World War II and broken apart during the Cold War, Berlin has reconstructed itself greatly, especially with the reunification push after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. It is now possible to see representatives of many different historic periods in a short time within the city center, from a few surviving medieval buildings near Alexanderplatz, to the ultramodern glass and steel structures in Potsdamer Platz. Because of its tumultuous history, Berlin remains a city with many distinctive neighborhoods. Finding Internet access when out and about can be problematic so carry your mobile guidebook in the palm of your hand. We include a fully linked Table of Contents and internally to access context-specific information quickly and easily when offline. Many web links are included as well for additional information. Contents: Welcome To Berlin Districts Overview History People Talk Economy Orientation Arrivals By plane By bus By train By car Local Transportation Public transport ticketing By train By underground By tram By bus By bicycle By scooter Sightseeing Highlights Museums Private art galleries Churches Landmarks with observation decks History Zoo Fun Activities Explore Recreation Festivals Parades Theatre, Opera, Concerts, Cinema Theater Opera Cinema Concert Houses Sport Spa Studying Working Shopping Highlights Flea markets Credit Cards Dining Guide Waiters and tipping Restaurants Breakfast Bars, Clubs & Drinking Bars Clubs Accommodation Guide Popular hotel districts include: Communications Safety & Security Prostitution Local Help Embassies Local & Day Trips

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Style Diaries: World Fashion from Berlin to Tokyo

Style Diaries: World Fashion from Berlin to Tokyo


Used – The most exciting innovations in fashion are happening off the runway and recorded in the online diaries of trend-setters from around the world.The real movers and shakers in the fashion world aren’t sitting in the front rows of runway shows or presenting their collections during fashion week. They are flipping through the racks of vintage stores, plundering their parents’ closets, and scouring eBay for shoes. They are also blogging about their ideas and finds on the web–part of a comple

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Berlin, Potsdam, Oranienburg & Beyond

Berlin, Potsdam, Oranienburg & Beyond


The author, a travel journalist, was born and lives in Germany. This guide focuses on Berlin, Germanys capital, its largest city, and perhaps its most interesting destination. It has more than 170 museums, three opera houses, an enormous cultural variety, and gripping modern history. An interesting daytrip is to royal residences in nearby Potsdam. The author provides innumerable tips on special discounts available for travelers (some 20 on train and bus travel alone) and tells how to save on gas (cheapest on Mondays, most expensive on Wednesdays), as well as virtually everything else, with inside information on getting the best hotel rooms at the best prices, the best deals and the best food at restaurants. For every area of the country, full information is supplied on how to get around, the best shopping, the foods and the recommended places to eat, where to stay, from charming guesthouses, hostels and campsites, on up to the most luxurious hotels. Includes town and country walks, cycling, fishing, canoeing & kayaking, Rhine cruises, wine tours, concerts and other cultural events – it’s all here! As a Pocket Adventure Guide, it shows you how to experience everthing the country offers more intensely and directly than most travelers know how to do – seeing the place close-up through adventures, both cultural and physical, including in-depth encounters with the people. Other guides lack our level of detail, our adventure perspective and our emphasis on direct experience of the country. We provide an insider’s knowledge that you won’t find in other guides.

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Vêtements Speaks Volumes in Berlin

BERLIN — Now it its third season, Vêtements prefers to let its clothes speak for themselves — literally. The Paris-based fashion collective, made up of alumni of brands including Margiela and Louis Vuitton, is on a retail launch tour through Europe that features mini speakers on the hangers of each garment which tell a recorded story about the piece’s design, production, or inspiration.
On hand for last week’s launch event at Berlin’s The Store, although he’d largely lost his voice, Vêtements’ Guram Gvasalia provided a few enthusiastic words for the shop, which opened this winter on the ground floor of the city’s Soho House.
“I think these guys are building a new definition of retail, that very is important. And we’re kind of working with a new definition of clothing,” he said.
That definition includes wardrobe classics refracted through a lens of extreme proportions, finished with a sense of humor and off-kilter cool. The design team is headed by Gvasalia ’s brother, Demna.
Due to demand for the brand’s spring 2015 collection, the event in Berlin showed samples of Vêtements’ LVMH Prize shortlisted fall women’s wear line. Guests tried on a sage green gargantuan bomber jacket and an over-oversized black leather jacket that trailed floor-length fringe from

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Levi’s Taps Local Talent for Berlin Store

PERSONAL TOUCH: Levi’s has collaborated with local talents for the first time to celebrate the reopening of its Berlin flagship store on Kurfürstendamm.
For two weeks starting March 30, classics like Trucker Jackets and 501 jeans personalized by young designers Bobby Kolade, Malaikaraiss and Sopopular will be on display in the Levi’s store – Germany’s largest.
Customizing has been part of Levi’s DNA from the outset. The brand’s jeans were personalized by 19th-century miners and Fifties Rockabillies, for instance. But repair and customizing services only entered into the corporate strategy in 2010 with the Levi’s Tailor Shops in European flagships.
The company plans to open such shops in all of its major European stores and intensify collaborations with local designers.
“We want to work more with Berlin talents,” said a Levi’s spokesman. “The city has always been a symbol of freedom and subversion — attributes inherent to our brand.”

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Etro Inaugurates New Berlin Store

MOVING UP: In a mini-move with maximum impact, Etro traded its 12-year-old back-corner digs in Berlin’s tony Quartier 206 for a new two-floor, approximately 4,850-square-foot space directly accessing Friedrichstrasse in the same complex.
Reflecting the brand’s most recent in-store design, women’s wear and accessories on the ground floor are showcased in streamlined iron structures set against lacquered gray walls and natural stone flooring, plus a vivid color flash or two. Plaster casts and a marble replica of Torso Gaddi add that typically artistic Etro touch, as do Massimo Listri’s striking architectural photographs leading the way upstairs or the vintage black-and-white Chinese photographs that accent the walls of the men’s department. However, humor is also part of the brand’s DNA, as evidenced in the foodie-fashion spring still life: a tasty meal comprised of spring’s spaghetti-print silk foulard or capelletti pocket square, complete with the proper implements – Etro fork and knife knit ties.
Kean Etro had just eaten — a Michelin-star lunch at Pauli Saal in the former Jewish Girl’s School on Auguststrasse – followed by a few impromptu gallery visits in the same building. He was basking in having a little time off “from not running a company, which in these days is

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Sister Corita Kent Retrospective in Berlin (VIDEO)

Sister Corita (1918-1986) was an artist and an educator who worked in Los Angeles and Boston. Her artwork, with its messages of love and peace, was particularly popular during the social upheavals of the 1960s and 1970s. As a pop artist, Corita primarily focused on text and vibrant color, manipulated type and images appropriated from the newly burgeoning consumer culture of her era. Corita created several hundred serigraph designs for posters, book covers, and murals. She designed the 1985 United States Postal Service annual “love” stamp.
The retrospective exhibition Sister Corita: Let The Sun Shine In at Circle Culture Gallery in Berlin (Germany) documents Corita’s practice during over 30 years which she spent in Los Angeles, where she produced a variety of serigraph or screen-printed images.
In this video we attend the opening reception of the exhibition, and the curators Sasha Carrera (Director of the Corita Art Center) and Aaron Rose (film director) provide us with an introduction to the exhibition. The show runs until May 10, 2014.

Corita was born Frances Kent in 1918 in Fort Dodge, Iowa. She grew up in Los Angeles and joined the Order of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1936, She graduated from Immaculate Heart College in 1941. In 1946 she returned to Immaculate Heart College to teach art. In 1951, she graduated from the University of Southern California where she received a master’s degree in art history from; In this year she also exhibited her first silkscreen print. Corita’s work is collected worldwide, notably by the The Whitney, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

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Berlin Street Style: A Guide to Urban Chic

Berlin Street Style: A Guide to Urban Chic


In “Berlin Street Style,” noted design expert Angelika Taschen defines the unique fashion sense of this hip city. The book showcases the popular “anti-chic” look seen throughout Berlin, offering advice on how to create a simple, casual, and appeal-ingly disheveled appearance with vintage pieces, essential basics, and carefully selected accessories. For travelers to Berlin, the book recommends the city’s top destinations for fashion, beauty, design, and culture. With street-style photography and hand-drawn illustrations, this accessible style guide explores how Berlin women dress and where they find their fashion inspiration, highlighting trendsetting blogs and local labels.

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