Just came back from a 4 days trip to Berlin, who would have thought that a trip could be so inspiring??!
I am definitely going to use some of the pics i took while walking on Berlin streets as a mood board and my next collection will be based on tapestry and rugs I spotted in local museums and amazing street art.
I’ve always wanted to visit this european capital and this February I had the chance to spend some time there. Luckily the weather was good and not too cold, so that I managed to visit more than 11 museums and other must- see spots of the city.
Even though it seemed busy, there were not so many tourist hanging around and it was easy to go from one place to the other without spending hours queuing.
One of the best museum was surely the Museum of Applied Art ( the Kunstgewerbemuseum), with a nice collection of dresses and accessories dated from early 19th century to 20th century. The section of 20’s fashion was my favorite, with some great iconic pieces (see the pic below).
Pergamon Museum was a great discovery as well, with the stunning section about islamic art that had on display a lot of old handcrafted rugs, definitely worth a visit! Before going to Berlin I was thinking about weaving a rug, after seeing those incredible work of art I am so excited to start working on a new collection: color combo, pattern ideas, designs and style were all documented with my Iphone and I just can’t wait to print them out to create a new mood-board!
Besides Berlin well known wall art, I paid a visit to the Urban Nation Museum, a free entrance gallery that hosts contemporary artists’ works. A really nice space with loads of art pieces from international artists.
Last but not least, the Gianni Versace Retrospective is worth a visit if you are a fan of 80’s-90’s fashion. I’m not a big fan of Versace but at the end of the visit I wanted to buy a vintage shirt so badly!!
This is just a short list of places to see in Berlin,
Have you ever been there? What are your favorite places to visit, let me know!