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!

Zooming in on Reality StudioOur extended conversation with fashion designer Svenja Specht

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Whether she’s sending models through the city on bikes or organizing a guerilla presentation on some stretch of wasteland, Svenja Specht makes reality her fashion studio. This season she surprises us once again: with no presentation. In her Prenzlauer Berg studio, she talked to DERZEIT about moods and moves. What values and principles does your label [...]

Fashion CircusTaking metaphors seriously


The most common metaphor used to describe the hustle and bustle of fashion week is “circus”. This season, the fashion PR agency Häberlein & Mauerer decided to take this literally, but self-deprecatingly. So slip into your fanciest, best-prepared outfits and step under the big top! Fashion Circus at Häberlein & Mauerer Rosenthaler Str. 52 / Backyard 10178 Berlin-Mitte [...]

Talking to LiarsOur extended conversation with Aaron Hemphill


– LA based Art-Rockers Liars are constantly reinventing themselves. Their sixth studio album WIXIW is a paradigm for how to deal with electronica and samples these days. We talked to Aaron Hemphill about places to live, clothes to wear, and what it’s like to work with Beck and Depeche Mode and still be sort of underground. If you [...]

Backstage with Katrin ThormannStefan Milev`s ICONS No.2


Icons of our fashion age captured in a new light: Photographer Stefan Milev is returing to DERZEIT this season, this time profiling model Katrin Thormann in the second instalment of his Icon series. Perhaps one of Germany’s most famous faces, Katrin has graced the pages of Vogue, Numéro and Harper’s Bazaar and walked haute couture [...]

METROPOLIS! DERZEIT AT WUT BERLIN IN TOKYOIntroducing Derzeit's Metropolis partner stores!


.   東京、おはよう!Over the past three seasons, our Metropolis fashion tour has brought DERZEIT to London, Paris, Milan and New York. We thought it was time to go even more international – this season you can browse our printed issues nearly 9000 kilometres away. Dear readers, we are proud to present our very first Asian destination: Tokyo. [...]

METROPOLIS! DERZEIT AT 10 CORSO COMO IN MILANIntroducing Derzeit's Metropolis partner stores!


.     Ciao Milano! For the third time Italy’s fashion capital is a stop on our Metropolis fashion tour of the world – and in 10CorsoComo we’ve found a partner that perfectly matches with our luxurious lifestyle. Founded in 1990 by Carla Sozzani, sister of Vogue Italy’s famous editor-in-chief Franka Sozzani, 10CorsoComo got famous for its (back [...]

METROPOLIS! DERZEIT AT PROJECT NO.8 IN NEW YORKIntroducing Derzeit's Metropolis partner stores!


       For the third time around, our Metropolis project is bringing our DERZEIT point of view to this oh-so-vibrant city. And for the third time we are travelling with the same partner: concept store Project No.8. Having this long-lasting-long-distance relationship means that we’re still excited when we enter the shop, still curious about what might be [...]

METROPOLIS! DERZEIT AT DOVER STREET MARKET IN LONDONIntroducing Derzeit's Metropolis partner stores!


.     – The next stop on our Metropolis fashion tour of the world is just a skip across the pond – from Paris to London and to the Dover Street Market, Rei Kawakubo’s fashion playground. DSM ia a garden of design delight, a six-story curio cabinet in a constant state of flux. With an ever-changing roster of [...]

Backstage at the Editorial ShootInward Outland - Issue Three


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July // Twelve


July is Derzeit’s favorite month. Because: Fashion Week Berlin is coming up – we’re already counting down the days till July 4! Another reason to cherish July: Lola, the cover star of this month’s calendar page. The unique New Face of Berlin-based model agency Seeds Management will make it big in the fashion world some time [...]

METROPOLIS! DERZEIT AT COLETTE IN PARISIntroducing Derzeit's Metropolis partner stores!


.   We promised you a fashion tour of the world with our Metropolis project, and where better to start than in Paris, the birthplace of haute couture and still a major player on the style scene. This season DERZEIT can be found in very good company on the magazine racks at colette, concept store par excellence. [...]

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 [...]

Fashion Week Berlin!One week to go


In case you’re currently wondering where summer 2012 is hiding, let’s just concentrate on 2013 – because that’s what Berlin will be all about next week. Brandenburger Gate will be freed from exhausted soccer fans, ready to welcome the trend watchers, Tempelhof will be turned into a global player’s ground and Hotel Adlon will try [...]

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 [...]