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Bayerisches Nationalmuseum München (Bavarian National Museum)
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Major costume collection, court dress constitutes the core of the collection, in addition bourgeois clothing and traditional costumes; special exhibitions on the development of court and bourgeois fashion.
Deutsches Historisches Museum Berlin (German Historical Museum Berlin)
The collection „Clothing – Textiles“ encompasses approx. 15,000 pieces of civilian clothing from the middle of the 18th century to the present.
Deutsches Schuhmuseum Offenbach (German Leather Museum, Offenbach)
15.000 international artefacts, among them sandals from ancient Egyptian graves, Empress Sissy’s silk boots and Joschka Fischer’s training shoes.
Neues Museum – Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Design (i.e. New Museum – State Museum of Art and Design), Nuremberg
An international museum of contemporary art, with two collection areas: design (from the collections of the Munich Neue Sammlung – see above) and international contemporary art. The design collection is being continually expanded.
Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin (Arts and Crafts Museum Berlin)
Costume collection from the early 18th century to the present, featuring pieces by leading fashion designers from Charles Frederick Worth, founder of Haute Couture, to Versace; temporary exhibitions.
Lipperheidesche Kostümbibliothek in der Kunstbibliothek (Lipperheid Costume Archives of the Art Library)
World’s largest specialised collection documenting the cultural history of clothing and fashion, with approx. 40,000 books and magazines, manuscripts, paintings and approx. 100,000 drawings and photos: special exhibitions.
Modemuseum Schloss Ludwigsburg (Ludwigsburg Palace Fashion Museum)
This extensive textile collection presents fashions in clothing from the 18th – 20th centuries, as well accessories such as collars, gloves and fans.
Museum of Arts and Crafts (Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe), Hamburg
The collection Fashion and Textiles encompasses about 60,000 objects, from ancient Egyptian grave goods to pieces by Yves Saint Laurent, Wolfgang Joop and Issey Miyake. Extensive textile and embroidery collection, changing special exhibitions.
Igedo Fashion Fairs, Düsseldorf
Four to-the-trade-only fairs under one roof where producers present themselves: CPD (Collections Premiere Düsseldorf) with women’s wear and accessories, HMD (HerrenModeDüsseldorf) with men’s fashion, Body Look with body-, beach- and leg wear, and Global Fashion.
ispo winter, Munich
An international to-the-trade-only fair for sport articles and sport fashion.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Berlin
IMG Fashion, world-wide organiser of fashion weeks, has established this fashion event in Berlin. Primarily German designers present their new collections at this event.
Premium exhibitions, Berlin
International to-the-trade-only fair for women’s and men’s collections, with focus on young innovative labels and trends. The offshoots in Düsseldorf and Munich are much smaller in scope.
Apolda European Design Award
Die Region Apolda in Thuringia is the centre of the German knitwear industry. Only the top-ranking graduates of European universities selected by the organiser may apply.
Innovationspreis textil + Mode (Innovation Award Textile and Fashion)
Award of the umbrella organisation of the German textile and fashion industry (see „Professional Associations“) in the categories of fashion design, innovative textiles/textile design, and visual staging. Young graduates and independent designers can participate.
News agency for avant-garde fashion.
This street style blog dicovers Düssedorf’s style and trends.
modekultur.info – Magazine for Berlin
The online magazine reports about the Berlin Fashion Scene and Fashion Design in Germany.
This street style blog shows what is being worn on Berlin’s streets.
An excellent street style blog from Munich and other cities, its creator Gunnar Hämmerle even works for Vogue, GQ and Vanity Fair now.
Search engine for designers, fashion labels and shops world-wide, with focus on Berlin and Germany.
Online trade magazine for the area of fashion and textiles by the trade magazine TextilWirtschaft, with current news. Some of the articles are accessible free of charge, others only for subscribers.