BERLIN · fashion week is back! there's an amazing lineup including many PLATOON members involved in the festivities and fashion. 

there's a huge schedule of events with parties, shows, sideshows, exhibitions and more. our recommendation is to check out the eco-fashion days from Johanna Balzer #297 featuring screenprinting, upcycling your clothing, installations and more! and don't forget the showroom days, at various locations throughout the week.

from the Berlin Fashion Week site: 'Twice a year Berlin becomes an international location for fashion and lifestyle topics. During the Berlin Fashion Week, fashion enthusiasts, buyers, trade experts and the media interact at shows and awards ceremonies, collect information at fashion trade shows and attend exhibitions and off-site events.

Highlights in January 2012 at the next Berlin Fashion Week include:

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin shows on “Straße des 17. Juni” in front of the Brandenburg Gate.

BREAD & BUTTER, the leading international trade fair for street and urban wear, from January 18-22 2012 at the former Tempelhof Airport, a site with a rich tradition.

Two platforms are debuting in January 2012:
SHOW & ORDER, for high-fashion, and THE GALLERY BERLIN, for design-oriented collections and designer, avant-garde and accessory collections.

PREMIUM the fashion show; BRIGHT the street wear trade fair; the New York Trade Show (capsule);and the fashion and accessory trade show in fashion berlin round out the week.

Berlin will show itself from its 'green-fashion' side this season, too, by introducing the newest trends and discussing current questions surrounding ecological design. Among this week's eco-shows are: Lavera Showfloor BerlinGREENshowroom and the Ethical Fashion Show.

The Showroom Days take place in various locations, largely as public events, for everyone interested in fashion.

Berlin Partner GmbH has been supporting the Berlin Fashion Week's events together with the Berlin senate government since 2007. The Senate Department for Economics, Technology and Research co-finances individual events while Berlin Partner markets the capital as an emerging fashion metropolis and a location for business.The official Berlin Fashion Week website offers information and a comprehensive overview of all important events.'