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Your Definitive Recap of Berlin Fashion Week SS25

From PLNGNS’ upcycled sneaker garments to GmbH’s collaboration with Axel Arigato.

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Your Definitive Recap of Berlin Fashion Week SS25

From PLNGNS’ upcycled sneaker garments to GmbH’s collaboration with Axel Arigato.

Berlin Fashion Week is back for the Spring/Summer 2025 season with fresh emerging talent, creative showcases and a new sustainability initiative. Joining forces with Copenhagen Fashion Week, Fashion Council Germany has outlined sustainability requirements for all participating brands to adhere to, including fare wages, enhancing traceability and prioritizing environmentally conscious materials.

As for the style, the city known for its provocative and gender-fluid flare showcased some seriously avant-garde approaches to warm weather dressing. Combat and resilience stood out as common themes between collections. GmbH returned to Berlin with a collection including boxing shorts and boots and Clara Colete Miramon designed a wedding dress made of white boxing gloves. Elsewhere, PLNGNS prompted the fashion industry to consider upcycling as an alternative to creating new, wasteful materials. In terms of our favorite team ups, Namilia collaborated with Ed Hardy, reviving it’s early ’00s motifs while Lueder became the official partner in unveiling Puma’s new Speedcat sneaker.

Continue reading to hear more about the best shows and collections from the BFW circuit. While you’re here, check out our coverage of Men’s Fashion Week SS25.

Lueder Dresses Up PUMA’s New Speedcat Sneaker

Berlin Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2025, Runways, Gmbh, Puma, Namilia, Ozempic, Axel Arigato, Kanye West, Germany
Marie Lueder, who recently won the Berlin contemporary prize by the German Fashion Council, unveiled her SS25 collection “where the ego merges with the self, and the individual reintegrates with the collective.” The showcase called “Rubedo,” brought together an array of intricate, layered and light-wash pieces. Key details from the collection to know are the brand’s use of chapped skirts, cotton balaclava hoods and graphic T-shirts paired with long sleeve polos. Lueder also partnered with PUMA as an exclusive partner to celebrate the launch of its new Speedcat sneaker.

PLNGNS Upcycles 500 Pairs of Shoes

Berlin Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2025, Runways, Gmbh, Puma, Namilia, Ozempic, Axel Arigato, Kanye West, Germany
Led by Ukrainian creative director Mitya Hontarenko, PLNGNS transforms upcycled sneakers and recycled sportswear material into its own reimagined collections. For its SS25 showcase dubbed “Sneaker Riot,” the brand unveiled deconstructed sneaker jackets, corsets and trousers alongside shoelace headwear and bags. Using over 500 pairs of shoes in 22 looks, the brand illustrates the true meaning of sustainable, regenerative fashion with all shoe elements from the logo application to the soles and laces in use. In regards to the fashion industry, Hontarenko wants to bring awareness to over production stating that: “You always have a choice. Upcycling clothing and creating a more sustainable future is important and essential for all of us.”

Everything Is a Hood at Anonymous Club

Berlin Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2025, Runways, Gmbh, Puma, Namilia, Ozempic, Axel Arigato, Kanye West, Germany
Anonymous Club, founded by Hood by Air‘s Shayne Oliver, returned to Berlin for its SS25 showcase dubbed “FREUDIAN GLITCH.” Hoods were enlarged, manipulated and duplicated across the collection seen as dresses, jackets, bags and draped over shoulders. Elsewhere, Oliver delivered deconstructed, jersey-inspired designs alongside ballerina flats and boots. Ye, a collaborator and friend of the brand, made a special appearance and models walked to an unreleased track of his vocals over Biggie’s song “Who Shot Ya.”

GmbH Celebrates Resistance Through Rituals

Berlin Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2025, Runways, Gmbh, Puma, Namilia, Ozempic, Axel Arigato, Kanye West, Germany
GmbH returned to its city of origin to present its SS25 collection called “Resistance Through Rituals.” Creative directors Benjamin Alexander Huseby and Serhat Isik materialized the feeling strength through “combat-ready” motifs and silhouettes including tassel boxing shorts and boxing-style jackets. Key details from the collection are the deep V cut skirts, pink metallic heels, hooded suit jackets and, of course, the pink bow graphic seen throughout the showcase. GmbH also collaborated with Axel Arigato, unveiling a new sneaker collection featuring elements of chainmail and metal.

Richert Beil Takes You on Vacation in The Midnight Sun

Berlin Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2025, Runways, Gmbh, Puma, Namilia, Ozempic, Axel Arigato, Kanye West, Germany
Founded by Jale Richert and Michele Beil, Richert Beil is known for it’s avant-garde designs that bend the rules of gender and convention. For it’s 10th anniversary show, the brand presented “Bademodenschau,” or “Swimwear Show” with a dark twist on beach-ready wardrobes. Key details from the collection include latex swimsuits, black leather jackets over speedos, casual cotton leisurewear and checkered dresses. Sunburnt, sun kissed and dripping wet, models walked down the runway with the protection of water-repellent air cushions and the celebration of comfort for every body.

Sia Arnika Blends Rural Silhouettes With Urban Motifs

Berlin Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2025, Runways, Gmbh, Puma, Namilia, Ozempic, Axel Arigato, Kanye West, Germany
Danish designer Sia Arnika arrived at BFW with her namesake brand and a message: “The People Want More.” The brand’s SS25 collection is a juxtaposition between the designer’s rural upbringing and current lifestyle in Berlin. Touching on her experiences of growth and transformation in an urban landscape, Arnika blends grunge subcultures with traditional countryside silhouettes including oversized polos and undersized skirts as well as latex bags and finger coverings. Collared shirts transformed into backwards and sideways dresses while sportswear material was given new life in the form of capri’s and voluminous gowns.

Namilia Questions The Mechanics of Fame With Ed Hardy

Berlin Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2025, Runways, Gmbh, Puma, Namilia, Ozempic, Axel Arigato, Kanye West, Germany
Asking why pop culture pushes us to our breaking points, Namilia presented its SS25 collection “Good Girl, Gone Bad.” The Berlin-based brand brought Ed Hardy back into the now, with a modern twist on its beloved Y2K prints and archival materials that defined the ’00s paparazzi era. Behind the handcrafted embroidery and diva-coded designs, the collection explores the lifecycle of fame and cutthroat criticism with “I <3 Ozempic” and “Too Pretty For Rehab” graphics. With shameless tabloid culture going nowhere fast, Namilia leaves us with the question: “Why do we love to watch others fail?”

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