Every quarter, Valise’s Travel Desk V Berlin invites leading journalists to create unique experiences exposing aspects of Berlin not seen everyday. On May 7th, 2016, fashion journalist Melissa Drier of WWD curated a visit to four Kreuzberg based designers whose style and sophistication is often in a sharp contrast to the area’s rag-tag if not downright anarchistic charm. Participants got to meet Dawid Tomaszewski, Michael Sontag, Hien Le, and Tim Labenda all in their showrooms and ateliers, where they learned about each designer’s aims and approach. After visiting the designers, Melissa Drier invited participants for drinks at her own multi-purpose space in Kreuzberg.
Photographer: Galya Feierman