The Editorial Shoots turned into film - watch the entire collection here!


For every issue in January 2012 we have a song - but also an extended playlist for the next weeks! Listen to them here!

Inventive ReincarnationDesigners bag Derzeit


We already know that DERZEIT magazine is much too good to be thrown away. Eco-friendly Greek designer Spanaki has recognized this too, and has decided to re-use our past publications and created out of them fabulous clutches. You can definitely say that DERZEIT is a material that is rich in style, so why not use [...]

Derzeit in LausanneSome last impressions


Au revoir Lausanne, bonjour Berlin! After having spent some thrilling days in what might be the most beautiful city in Switzerland, reporting about the emerging designers participating in the TJ Showroom SS13, the DERZEIT delegation has to return home. We’ll admit to feeling kind of blue leaving this impressive place and its kind people, but [...]

Derzeit in LausanneTJ Showroom SS13 – Our favourites


Some of you may have noticed that thanks to TJ Studio, an agency that supports emerging fashion and accessory designers, we are currently in Lausanne to report on theTJ Showroom SS13, a showcase for the creative, fresh collections of eleven fashion newbies. After a long day spent having deep fashion conversations, taking pictures and examining [...]

Derzeit in LausanneThe TJ Showroom


One flat, three rooms, 11 designers, 12 collections. For two days the Lausanne-based TJ Showroom SS13 has opened its doors in the premises of the Espace Saint-François gallery (ESF) to let international buyers and press see what’s going on in the world of up-and-coming fashion and accessory design. The emerging labels hail from Switzerland, France, [...]

Derzeit in Lausanne Meeting the others at TJ Studio


Dear Lausanne, have you always been so beautiful? We are already totally amazed by this small Swiss town built on three hills next to Lake Geneva and the Alps. It seems almost a bad thing that DERZEIT is here to work: Thanks to TJ Studio we report about the TJ Showroom S/S13, TJ Studio, we report [...]

Helsinki FreshFinnish design in Berlin


It’s no secret amongst design trendsetters: Helsinki is so hot right now. It’s the 2012 World Design Capital, design bible Monocle named it the world’s most liveable city, and now Berliners can view Helsinki’s freshest design talents without journeying beyond the U-bahn. Arts co-operative Helsinki FRESH has taken over Berlin’s Direktorenhaus with installations from 25 creatives. [...]

Derzeit In LausannePre-departure thoughts


Au revoir Berlin, bonjour Lausanne! The DERZEIT team has decided to take blogging more seriously, meaning that we get to do all the fancy stuff real bloggers do all the time, like leaving the office to travel and get an authentic feeling of what is really going on in the world. We overslept and [...]

“Die Sibylle Jahre” by Roger MelisGDR Fashion Photography

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Sibylle who? The most popular magazine of the former GDR was called “Sibylle – Zeitschrift für Mode und Kultur” and was what Vogue was to West Germany, featuring elaborate fashion editorials, interviews and more. Roger Melis was one of the mag’s photographers, capturing the latest in GDR fashion, and the current exhibition at Galerie [...]



Thanks to our reputation as investigative cultural journalists, DERZEIT staffers are always welcome guests at press conferences. Lucky for us, because otherwise we wouldn’t have met the cheeky, dare-we-say eccentric June Newton (alias Alice Springs). The widow of the late, world-renowned fashion photographer Helmut Newton was in town to introduce his latest retrospective at the [...]

Creative InsightFirst Long Night of Design Studios


Some of you may have already noticed that we are event junkies: Totally obsessed by the idea of going out every night. Have you ever laughed about those people you always see everywhere? It’s us. Already wisened eventers, only extreme discipline can stop our feverish anticipation: we’re always too eager when awaiting the uncountable interesting [...]

Sarah Illenberger’s TrendgemüseAn exhibition at Voo Berlin

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Past Friday evening Voo, the concept store in Berlin Kreuzberg, opened its doors for a private viewing of works by illustrator Sarah Illenberger, famous for her three-dimensional approach to the medium, whose works have appeared in newspapers and magazines such as New York Times, Wallpaper andNeon. Some of the concepts in Illenberger’s works are so simple and strong, [...]

Leo Babsky’s objects of desireAn exhibition at the Comme des Garçons Pocket Store Berlin


How to attract affluent or appearing-to-be-so Mitte hipsters? Invite them to an exhibition opening with free drinks. Last month, Comme des Garçons introduced a gallery space at the very back of their new Black shop on Linienstraße. Leo Babsky’s small solo exhibition “Total Stature” will be on show until June 20th. We’ve had a quick [...]

KONZEPT 86A new store for emerging designers


There’s a new concept store in Berlin called Konzept 86 – the name derives from its address in Kreuzberg’s Skalitzer Straße 86. Located at the artists’ collective studio “The Wye”, the store is dedicated to emerging designers who can sell their fashion directly to the costumer here. At the same time, the space can be [...]

Aurelia Paumelle ShowcaseKreuzberg goes fashion


For the Kreuzberg art scene it might have only been another studio party. For Aurelia Paumelle, it was her debut to the Berlin fashion scene. Together with artist Emilio El-Lauren, she invited for an eclectic mix of fashion presentation and video art screening. Paumelle, who studied fashion design in Paris and worked for six years [...]

Tom Sachs in BerlinNIKECraft collection at 032c

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Thanks to artist Tom Sachs the next place for our monthly DERZEIT team excursion will be to the moon – since he made it possible for us to travel in an appropriate, stylish yet functional outfit. Together with Nike he created the “Tom Sachs: NIKECraft” collection, a sporty uniform developed to suit us well on [...]

Carmen Miranda is missing her banana headscarfRe-Imagined Brazilian Headpiece Exhibition


If you’re wandering anywhere near Rixdorf tonight keep an eye out for flashes of the fantastic – Sameheads is hosting a night showcasing beautifully bizarre headpieces. Aptly titled ‘Carmen Miranda is missing her banana headscarf’ after the legendary Brazilian samba star and her infamous headwear, the show promises a series of ‘reimagined Brazilian headpieces’ by [...]

Konk is dead, long live KonkKonk Restart Party


It’s tempting to call Konk, that boutique at Kleine Hamburger Straße, a Berlin original. For years, it served as a platform for Berlin designers pioneering their fashion. And this way it’s supposed to stay, even though Ettina Berrios-Négron, who opened the shop in 2003, left the place to focus entirely on her own line Thone-Négron. [...]

Toilet Paper MagazineMagazine Launch Party at Picknick Club


The DERZEIT team has a new favorite fashion item: the Toilet Paper tote. We received it after the party by Toilet Paper Magazine last Friday at Berlin club Picknick – it’s been una festa favolosa by the way, with Italian music by Tacabanda in the backyard and a thrill of anticipation for the Berlin summer to come. All [...]

Alexander McQueen showcase & Sarah BurtonAt Berlin concept store The Corner

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Taking a close look at the showpieces of the Alexander McQueen collection was definitely worth attending the cocktail reception at Berlin concept store “The Corner” last Friday. The event has held on the occasion of Berlin’s Gallery Weekend and revealed the incredibly elaborate craftsmanship and amazing tailoring skills behind each and every dress, made of [...]

“This Land Was Made For You And Me” Young American photography at Galerie für Moderne Fotografie

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Tonight’s the opening reception of a photography group show called “This Land Was Made For You And Me” at Kirsten Hermann’s Galerie für Moderne Fotografie in Mitte. The exhibition features images several young American (and one Australian) artists to watch – among them by Aaron McElroy, Anna Moller, Coley Brown, Colin Dodgson, Nicky Lesser, Sarah Palmer [...]