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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.

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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.  

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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.

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"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. 

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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.

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Ph: Harald Fuhr for Mercedes-Benz
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