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78 labels, full tiers and a well thought-out concept made „Role Models“, the first fashion show by VORN – The Berlin Fashion Hub, a highlight of Berlin Fashion Week in January 2023. The editorial show, which was presented as the first show on 17 January as part of the new event format @newest in the Kant-Garagen, left a lasting impression and caused the pendulum of the fashion week to swing once again in the direction of more sustainability.

With the sophisticated concept of its fashion show, VORN – The Berlin Fashion Hub made several statements at Fashion Week Berlin in January 2023. The editorial fashion show „Role Models“ featured looks from internationally and nationally established and commercially successful brands, styled with independent labels and newcomers from Berlin. The looks were selected and styled by the creative team around Julius and Tanya Forgo. All participating labels underwent a thorough sustainability check by the qualified team of Studio MM04 beforehand. The looks and models were based on current and past icons. Personalities whose influence in terms of sustainability, sexuality and diversity continues to this day.

An exciting dynamic was created by the unusual combination of different materials, cuts and fits. Julius and Tanya Forgo incorporated their years of experience in the industry into their styling concept and, not least through their
expertise in high fashion, elevated the looks shown to a level of sustainable luxury – without making them seem out of touch or unreal. David Kurt Karl Roth, co-founder of Dandy Diary and critical enfant terrible of the fashion industry, rounded off the presentation with his music. The students of the BSP Business School Berlin were responsible for the visual concept, with smashed 1 mirrors at the end of the catwalk and prominently placed on the floor in its centre. RM Berlin was responsible for the casting, and Joachim Baldauf, an icon in the field of design, was once again enlisted for the visuals. Among others, Christiane Arp, board member of the Fashion Council Germany, and the State Secretary for Economic, Michael Biel, sat in the front row.

The first VORN Fashion Show at Berlin Fashion Week was not only a success in the aesthetic sense. VORN – The Berlin Fashion Hub wants to realise a change in the fashion and textile industry by all stakeholders working together towards the goal of a net-positive future in fashion and working interdisciplinary to solve problems.
The styling, setting and implementation of the VORN Fashion Show reflect this community idea and underline the approach of solving problems together as a society.

VORN – The Berlin Fashion Hub was commissioned by the by the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises.