Degenerotika at Fashion Week
"A dangerous blend of beauty, eroticism, provocativeness, indifference, a violent breach and need to overcome social and stylistic conventions. Degenerotika is a fashion brand, set to eliminate the fear of otherness. Degenerotika demands for strong and unique characters with an aversion to ordinariness. Degenerotika is violent, fatal and uncompromising."
Basically, there's nothing to add to this precise self-description of what the Berlin-based fashion design label is about - and then you see what really they're doing. On the occasion of Fashion Week Berlin 2014, Thea Adora Bauer and Jasa Gladez, the masterminds of Degenerotika, showed a performance at Schwarze Hütte, one of the city's latest and hippest hangouts in Mitte district. Needless to say, the show was a blast.
And a second show was given - for strong popular demand - two days later at the same venue. Again, I had the chance to make some pictures. Here's a selection in black & white: