Trans/non-binary representation during Berlin Fashion Week AW24
Fashion is a reflection of the culture, and within the microclimate of the Berlin fashion scene we see a manifestation of Germany’s polarised nature. During Berlin Fashion Week AW24 (5-8th February) we saw both ends of the spectrum, from outrageous and unapologetic statements with fantastically diverse casts to more conservative and careful collections presented on casts of almost entirely tall, skinny, cisgender, white models.
The studio only takes up half the room but the energy radiating from it fills up every corner. It is most concentrated around the four individuals that are huddled on the couch and chairs in their puffy winter coats and whose creativity and passion has brought Afrobodega to life.
HOSTED BY: PADANI
Padani is the founder and host of "On Witnessing" a podcast showcasing South Asian individuals in the creative industries.
The podcast aims to delve into discussions about identity and belonging within the South Asian diasporic community.
Nalin Satearrujikanon based in Bangkok, Thailand, is using her creativity and personal experiences to create space for individual expression. She doesn’t want herself or for her peers to fit into one specific box. Nalin is a model, photographer, designer, street caster and party organizer. With her work in both fashion and art she is using different mediums to support and highlight the queer community in Bangkok.
STREET SNAPS – TOKYO
KUDOHHHH / INO
Word travels fast. It condenses worlds of meaning. Although language can approximate a culture’s progress—it can also measure points of regression. Case in point, five Filipinos talk about the terms and conditions that shaped their self-image. By challenging definitions of identity from forced assimilation, they’re setting a new future in motion.
ACUD MACHT NEU / Shuto / JAMES ELIOTT
In May 2023, the highly anticipated pilot issue of MAJIN Magazine was launched by its sister model and talent agency—Majin Scouting. The launch took place in Berlin at ACUD MACHT NEU with performances and music by TEMPLE RAT, EURO EYEZ, SOYKLO & TAKT130.