On the third day Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin showed the Berlin based label Ivanman. The statements “Mine, Yours or His” printed on Ivan Mandzukic’s Spring/Summer 2019 line might be misleading with regards to the ownership of each piece. Whereas there is no doubt of the nature of each product as the product names are printed on jackets, shirts, trousers or socks being actively included into the design. All this adds a big wink to the collection which is called “Back to Business” and is inspired by the hustle and bustle at the New York Stock Exchange and the addiction to possessions of its employees. Contrary to the hectic which dominates the Wall Street handsome models pace up and down the runway accompanied by a monotonic voice presenting a fresh and somewhat different collection. Ivanman is challenging the traditional business look and sets it into a modern and contemporary context. Rather classical slim cut trousers in black or checked patterns are combined with oversized coats, jackets and blazers and skintight knitwear tops. The mostly sportswear inspired tops come in bright colors like Yellow, Red, Blue and Mint which nicely contrasts the bottoms in various ways. Overall Ivan Mandzukic succeeded in creating an inspiring and wearable collection for the modern business man who does not hesitate to pull his leg.
Berlin Fashion Week S/S 2019
Text by Beatrix von Winterfeldt-Heuser
Photos © Stefan Knauer/Getty Images for MBFW