Between catwalk and celebrities
This is how the DFD summer will be
POSTED BY ALEX IWAN, JULI 20 2022
Cast off for next year’s summer fashion. “So far, we have always celebrated big in Berlin. But this time we want to show the flag for Düsseldorf. After two Corona years, the city has asserted itself as a stable, reliable business location. This is where we have our showroom and where we sell our collections,” says Felicitas Gutjahr of fashion manufacturer Riani. “And because the Blue Rhapsody ship also fits to our brand, we are inviting people to a fashion festival on the Rhine.”
On Saturday evening, the floating location will weigh anchor for a cruise event, and it will do so in front of the glowing Kirmes. Around 400 invited guests are expected. The celebrity density is remarkable: Natalia Wörner, Barbara Becker, Cathy Hummels, Bella Lesnik and Frauke Ludowig, among others, will gather on the red carpet. Rebecca Immanuel, alias Sonja Zimmer from the series “Bergdoktor,” has agreed to appear, as well as actress Caro Cult. The influencers Anna Hiltrop and Gitta Banko will represent Düsseldorf. Riani is planning a fashion installation on all levels of the ship, where internationally known models will present the fashion highlights on podiums. Musically, the band Parallel, singer Leony and the duo Saxity will be part of the party. DJane 2Elements and DJ David Puentez will set the mood.
Düsseldorf scores with numerous networking events
For the first time, a number of events with a large audience will be held around the Düsseldorf Fashion Days: starting with the “fireside chat” in the Sansibar, a cocktail reception on the Plaza at Karl-Arnold-Platz and the after-work drinks at Apropros, to the media fashion dinner in the “New Paradise” and the InStyle Lounge. During the Düsseldorf Festival Edition, it’s also Sundowner time at Kö-Bogen on Saturday, starting at 1 p.m.
At the invitation of the Fashion Net association, the largest industry get-together will celebrate its premiere at the Rheinterrassen. Ibiza feeling and the casual-loose Boho style will expect the 700 invited guests on Sunday evening. Influencers such as Alexandra Lapp, Mrs. Bella, Ann-Kathrin Götze and the presenters Verena Kerth and Princess Elna-Margret zu Bentheim are on the top-class guest list alongside decision-makers from the fashion industry. In summery temperatures, QVC will provide the necessary refreshment with a soft ice cream stand, and guests can have their lipstick and foundation touched up in the Sephora Beauty Lounge.
For the finale of the party series on the upcoming Monday, fashion manufacturer Bugatti Holding Brinkmann will come up trumps in a big way. “Today, Tomorrow, Together” will be the motto when the company’s 75th anniversary is duly celebrated in the casemates at the Unterer Rheinwerft with a fashion show at sunset, live music and culinary delights. 350 guests are invited, one customer is even joining from South Africa.