By Caspar Lundsgaard-Hansen & Renard Teipelke
This week, we introduced NEMONA – a prime example of local network initiatives in sustainable urban development with a thematic focus on the fashion production in Berlin – and published an interview with NEMONA project managers Daniela Fleig and Sabine Hülsebus. Starting today (September 30th, 2011), NEMONA will co-host the Neukölln Fashion Weekend at Heimathafen Neukölln.
Several fashion shows will present the opportunity to have a look at the creative fashion scene of Berlin-Neukölln. On display will be, among others, men’s couture from dyn, streetwear from RÜTLI, timeless classics from mayarosa, sophisticated scarfs from JR Sewing, charming little women’s hats from mon bibi, and unique recycled pieces from TingDing.
Visitors will also have the chance to buy local fashion wear at the event. All clothes and accessories are being manufactured either in the designers’ own studios or externally in small workshops in Berlin and nearby Brandenburg thus ensuring a high quality control and an ongoing tradition in handcraft.
While the Neukölln Fashion Weekend is attractive for fashion-conscious city dwellers, it further showcases how a local network initative can contribute to different issues such as urban regeneration, community participation, and the development of the local economy.
This article is the third out of three articles this week that present NEMONA and discuss various topics with respect to network initiatives on the local level. Read the first and second article here.