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!

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 [...]

Cathleen NaundorfMoments in luxury compiled


German-born and Paris-based Cathleen Naundorf has a passion for haute couture and Polaroids, and unites these disparate extravagances in her photography. The results are totally unique, one-off images, capturing sartorial works of art from Parisian couture houses including Dior and Chanel. For Derzeit’s last edition in January we talked to the photographer about her work. [...]

DMYBerlin's Design Festival


Whether you’re looking for slick one-offs to furnish your Kreuzberg altbau, or have a thing for creatives who know their way around Auto CAD, the DMY International Design Festival’s central exhibition at Berlin’s Tempelhof airport, will be epicentre for design types until June 10. Spread across four of the former airport’s gigantic hanger spaces, the western [...]



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 [...]

Raphael Hauber Lookbook F/W 2012/13


Raphael Hauber is one of Germany’s emerging designers and ever since he moved from the south of Germany to Berlin, we think his designs have become slightly edgier… If that’s thanks to this city’s vibe, we don’t know. What we do know is that what his Fall/Winter 2012/2013 collection for men and women looks like: Derzeit’s [...]

A glimpse of JulyDerzeit's first editorial for our summer edition 2012!


Lucky us, the sun was shining all the day when we shot Derzeit’s first editorial for our upcoming July issue…and here’s a glimpse of what’s to come….  

BACK IN BLACKVintage Store "Das Neue Schwarz" has moved!


It all started with an online vintage store back in 2009. This virtual shop was transformed to a real, walk-in store in May 2010. Yet this wasn’t the end of the journey for “Das Neue Schwarz”. In the past two years, it considerably moved about the Mulackstraße microcosm: From the souterrain of N° 32 to [...]

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 [...]