Get Stylish!

Do you love fashion or have a desire to be in the fashion world one day? So do the candidates for the “Designer for Tomorrow” award, which honors talented young designers, and will take place at the Berlin fashion show at Babelplatz, in late January. We had the opportunity to speak with Isabell Schoene, from international fashion brand Peek & Cloppenburg who is presenting the award, about all things style.

How did you come up with the idea for the “Designer for Tomorrow” competition?
We love supporting young and creative designers, to give them a place to share their ideas and designs. That’s why we developed this competition.

What can we expect to see from the designers?
Trends we'll be seeing on the runway for Spring/Summer 2010 include everything from romantic looks to casual. Look out for exciting pieces, such as a vibrant, red knee-length dress. Also look out for designer Frida Weyer's collection, which includes very feminine silhouettes. Ic! Berlin, which is usually an eyewear line, will present their first clothing line this year. Just as in past years, Universitaet der Kuenste will also highlight the collections of this year’s graduates. Berlin looks like they're going to put on a great Fashion Week 2010.

Want to develop your own, unique style? If you’re not quite ready to take the plunge and change your entire wardrobe, instead, take a trend you like, and subtly change it up a bit with your own personality. Do you like florals, sparkles and other fun, feminine looks? Wear it somewhere surprising, like on a hair bow or on pants instead of a shirt. Do you prefer bright colors over basic black and gray? There’s no need to wait until spring. Try a hot pink belt or stack of bracelets.

The key to trying out any new trend is to incorporate it into your normal style instead of a complete wardrobe overhaul. Then, you can add more or less accessories as you want. And remember, wear it with confidence!

The best way to show your own, personal style, is to “be experimental, creative and inspiring,” says Anders Sundt Jensen, Vice President Brand Communications Mercedes-Benz cars, which sponsors the fashion show.