Tom Van der Borght, winner of fashion category Grand Prix at the 35th Hyères Festival opened the MBFW Berlin.
In a live stream catwalk performance in Berlin, as part of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion, Tom Van der Borght showed 21 looks including fourteen new looks as well as seven reworked looks from his "7 ways to be TVDB presenting at Hyères.
Tom continues to develop his powerful tribe through colorful, impactful and creative silhouettes, combining once again High-Tech Bricolage and haute couture savoir faire.
The show was a complete performance created in collaboration with famous French-Spanish dancer, choreographer and director Blanca Li.
The topic of this performance was the mutual support within the community, particularly in times of pandemic-induced isolation. The models move along the catwalk as if taking part in a procession. They are met by a group of performers, who take on a variety of forms - from workers with the face of the designer to muscular, fantastical-looking figures of horses. The climax of the show reflects Tom Van der Borght's artistic vision of an inclusive universe.
"The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin always means the "next step" for Hyeres festival winners and I'm very excited and happy to take part.
I cannot wait to share my larger collection with the audience. Especially in these times, I think it's important to share an artistic vision of hope and non-conformity.
For me, limitations are always the best opportunities for creativity, so I also consider the concept of a digital performance as a great chance to show fashion in a different way and context.
I really love that, thanks to the livestream, everybody will be able to watch the show, and not just invited people, like it would be under regular circumstances. I believe in my progressive vision and that my message of hope and loving yourself will come across strongly", commented Tom Van der Borght.