Saturday, November 3rd
14:00 – 16:00
Artists, visionaries, workers… their minds and thoughts are some of Isabella Stefanelli’s main inspiration. She is the daughter of an Italian tailor in Puglia, and her memories of “Sartoria Stefanelli” have helped shape her own vision of a slow, respectful, emotional and fluid approach to fashion and creation. She hesitates to call herself an artist – she prefers not to attach any labels to herself or her work. Her focus is on the expression and release of emotions and stories, which others might recall through her work.
Isabella studied fashion design in Italy and worked in costume design and custom tailoring. She later became Head Tailor for Carol Christian Poell until she moved to London in 2005 as the Head Designer for Maharishi. She has continued to work as a freelance pattern maker for designers such as Rick Owens, Boris Bidjan Saberi, Artful Dodger and many more.
She continues to be based in London and now works mainly on her namesake label: Isabella Stefanelli.
John Alexander Skelton is a recent Central St. Martin’s graduate who was awarded the prestigious Lee Alexander McQueen Scholarship less than 2 years ago. He brings a fresh and nearly autonomous viewpoint to the menswear landscape by incorporating his interest in the history and politics of social class with a passion for folk customs, paganism and the performative traditions of yore.
His current collection brings in 1930’s British working-class aesthetics and strongly speaks for his political and anti-individualistic views, while the deconstructed 19th Century influences lend the garments a distinctly „Dickensian“ look. He achieves all of this while keeping a tight grip on quality and sustainability as pillars of his work.
On September 22nd, John A. Skelton will be present at Darklands to share more about his views, his inspiration, and the knowledge and stories behind his garments. It is an opportunity to learn more about the sources of his materials and the craftmanship behind the work, and to have a rare glimpse into the mind one of the fashion world’s most promising and unique designers today.
Saturday, August 25th, 2017
History, emotion and memories form the basis of the stories behind Phillip R. Patterson’s collections. A strong sense of archaeology, and inspiration from old photography and found vintage and antique objects are ever-present in his work.
Phillip designs intuitively, combining complex pattern cutting with craftsmanship. His garments are characterised by unusual, yet logical shapes. Materials are developed or hand selected where possible within the United Kingdom for their old-world charm, durability and feel.
P.R.Patterson grew up in the South Island of New Zealand and graduated from Central Saint Martins in London. He relocated to Glasgow, Scotland in 2015 and regards the city’s industrial past and the unusual landscapes of the Highlands as pivotal inspiration to each collection’s mood.
Join us and Phillip Patterson on August 25th for an afternoon of conversation about the development process behind his garments and bespoke fabrics, inspired by the green and grey hues, dappled waters and birch forests of the Scottish landscape.
SOMMER IM HOF
Saturday August 19th, 2017
“The Forsberg” Pop-Up Bar
Live DJ (to be announced)
Concurrently with Berlin Atonal
Maurizio Altieri at Darklands
m-moriabc + vnapersona
February 10th and 11th, 2017
RSVP is not necessary, however, for serious customers interested in ordering a pair of shoe_objects or vnapersona garments
we recommend making an appointment.
Autumn/Winter 2016 Vernissage
concurrently with Berlin Art Week
September 14th, 2016
Guest DJ: Admx-71
Introducing installations for/by:
– Comme des Garcons
– Parts of Four
– Salar Kheradpejouh
Check out this ADMX-71 podcast on Soundcloud.
with music by DJ Konrad Black
Saturday November 7th, 2015
Designer in Attendance:
Alexander showcased some of his most unusually treated skins and hides.
Friday October 30th, 2015
Rombaut X Chris Liebing
Saturday October 10th, 2015
Designer in Attendance
Jazz Kuipers introduced her debut collection ‘ONE’,
created as an homage to masculinity.
June 1 to September 30, 2015
11 by Boris Bidjan Saberi
Berlin Pop-Up Store
Saturday August 22nd, 2015
Designer in Attendance
Saturday August 15th, 2015
Designer in Attendance
Geoffrey B. Small
Thursday July 9th, 2015
Berlin Fashion Week
11 by Boris Bidjan Saberi Pop-Up Shop
Plus three new installations at Darklands:
– Black Avalanche by Sandrine Philippe
– Textile Artworks by Guthrie McDonald
– Selected Works from the Flatlines Series by Tim van den Oudenhoven
– Tommy Four Seven
– Phase Fatale
Wednesday, September 17th 2014:
Boris Bidjan Saberi “SPACE” opens with a party featuring music by Ben Frost.
Experimental pieces of a sculptural nature such as silver, copper and vinyl coated clothing and footwear by Boris Bidjan Saberi are exhibited on a dedicated space at Darklands.
Friday, July 11th 2014:
Parts of Four presented Anima-Sound at Darklands, a new installation and shop-in-shop exhibition. The re-imagined wunderkammer is an integrated sound system, interactive analog synthesizer and display for the latest Parts of Four collection. Incorporating various strategies of seduction—inspired by both the human and animal—the unit responds by means of infrasonic drones and quiet whispers according to the viewer’s spatial relationship to it, fluxing and lulling as they approach. Anima-Sound is the third in series of installations created by Parts of Four.