An Impressive Fashion Show
While I am overall still quite new in the whole plus size blogging szene I can say I have seen by now quite a few runway shows and this one was by far the most impressive so far…
While I had been a bit disappointed by the PSFdays marketplace, compared to British events, the fashion show was really something else here. Not only was it in the most glamorous setting I have seen so far it was also the best choreographed, varied and planned out fashion show I have seen so far, if anything, a bit long.
The Show Before The Show
The show began long before the actual runway show. So many women had an amazing effort and come in absolutely stunning outfits. I love it that the event had a little red carpet area in which a team of photographers immortalised all of those stunning looks.
Given how many amazing women there were this night I actually quite proud that I have made it on the official collection of red carpet pictures.
I have left Germany about 5 years ago and the state of plus-size fashion really was not great at that time. So it was even more amazing to see how far plus-size fashion has come in Germany in this time.
Thank you Tanja
The show was hosted by Tanja Marfo, the organiser of the event, blogger at Kurvenrausch, Make-Up-Artist and most recently founder of the new Kurvenrausch plus size model agency, all in all a very busy women.
She led through the evening supported by Eric Schroth. The two did a good job of leading through the evening and I loved how the two looked together.
During the show I even got mentioned during the show, as one of the international guests, although the got slightly wrong where I am from, they might have said I am from London instead of Manchester, but I will forgive them…
The Runway Show
Ther was everything in the beautiful fashion show, from plus-size workwear, over plus-size evening wear, some plus-size lingerie and even a few great causal pieces for lounging about at home in style. I will spare you from going through each designer, label and piece separately. I very much prefer to share a few impressions and show you some of my personal highlights.
I would encourage you though to have a nosey on the websites of the labels yourself having a bit of a closer look round. There is a lot to discover.
During the show I actually lost count how many labels participated. The show consisted of a varied mix of local boutiques, international retailers and a few independent Designers.
- Ulla Popken – German offline & online retailer
- Astrapahl – German evening dress online retailer
- King Size Queens – German label by German TV personality Tine Wittler
- Sheego – German offline & online retailer
Curvissa offers some Sheego items
- Junarose – Danish plus size retailer
- Evans – our well known British plus-size retailer
- Yoek – dutch plus size retailer operating within all of the EU and beyond.
- Miss Molly – German plus-size lingerie
- Adam Brody – Swiss plus-size designer
- Dagmar Gräf – German plus-size trouser designer
Most likely I actually forgot 2-3 but I will update this list over the next days in case I did. In case you notice I did, just let me know in the comments 🙂
A Few Highlights…
While I loved seeing the variety, there were a few things that stood out to me:
Miss Molly – Online Underwear
Plus-Size, Germany and beautiful underwear: 3 things that still don’t appear to go much together. When I left Germany 5 years ago it seemed basically impossible to find a bra in my size, online or offline.
While we were a bit disappointed that there was no dessous retailer at the market place, it was nice to at least see a few beautiful and actually also sexy pieces in the runway show, thanks to Miss Molly. Although the website does need a makeover…
Dagmar Gräf – Plus-Size Trousers
At the market place I ended up in a conversation next to a clothing rail full of lots of varied and fashionable plus-size trousers. The conversation was about the fact that on blogs as well as events one does not really see many trousers.
We wondered if this was due to the women or due to the lack of trousers. Looking back at catalogues and the offerings online, what you usually see there is leggings, jeggings, office trousers and the occasional office trousers, if you ignore track suit and pyjama bottoms. There is definately a lack of fashionable trousers.
I am happy that Dagmar Gräf is planning to change this. Looking at the collection I can say that I would happily wear almost every single piece of what I have seen of the collection. Unfortunatelly we will have to wait till January till these beauties will hit the market.
Adam Brody – Timeless Yet Innovative Glamour
I loved seeing Adam Brody‘s pieces. While most of the fashion will most likely be far out of my price range I loved almost every single piece of them. Not only that, they had this timeless feel to them that their style might last you a lifetime and from the look of it (keeping in mind this was judged from a distance), it appeared that these lovely pieces might actually have the quality to match it.
Was fascinated me about Adam Brody was that while his fashion appeared timeless and classic on the one hand each piece had an unique innovative style about it. Well let’s stop here. I start sounding like a pretentious, overpriced fashion magazine. I rather let the picture speak.
Picture courtesy of andreasgrav.com
The Red Carpet – Meeting A Few German Bloggers
I also finally had the chance to meet a few German bloggers. I briefly bumped into Elli from Curvy Fashionelli, Birgit from Charming Curves and Jennifer from Dressing these Curves with who I actually remembered to take a picture.
All in all meeting the German bloggers is what I would say I have missed out the most on during this trip.
I would have loved to get to know each of them better and meet all the others that have been there. In hindsight I would say we should have organised a bloggers lunch or something similar.
What do you think?
Did you go to the #PSFdays? Which of the red carpet looks is your favourite? Have you discovered a new label/designer for yourself? Let me know in the comments.
Lots of love.
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