Berlin is the heart and setting of our fall/winter collection and #movingstills concept this year: it reflects Mauro Grifoni's urban and eclectic identity and becomes part of it as well. If we could focus our energy and attention on a 24-hours heap of our favorite spots, this could be the ultimate short guide of what we would like you to experience with us.
Starting point of our tour is our home in the city, the place where Mauro Grifoni plays a key-role, showing its collection and trends. We are talking about Bikini Berlin, a concept mall that offers an unconventional shopping experience, presenting carefully curated and coordinated boutiques and flagship stores as well as gastronomy and services.
Walking down the street and reaching Bahnhof Zoo, a special bus is waiting for us: n. 100 is the perfect way to step into the history of the city. From West-Berlin to East-Berlin, crossing Tier Park green heart and futuristic Potzdamer Platz, you can reach Alexander Platz in less than one hour, having the chance to go through the different periods and places that mark the city's structure.
Mitte's Galerie für Moderne Fotografie actual exhibition is a playful action/reaction game inspired by Ping Pong: Lotterman and Fuentes work together as a double trouble team and join forces again, trying to involve photographers that they admire in their game. The result is a lighthearted, touching and sometimes hilarious dialogue (though in the end it's about wordless communication) that connects images through details and meanings.
A quick lunch a Sankt Oberholz, and we are headed next to Kreuzberg multi-cultural surroundings. As we walk the streets and smell the street markets flavors, we find ourselves in a small courtyard and enters Motto bookstore with its rich selection of magazines and artists' publications, that includes experimental projects in sometimes very small print runs. A real treasure.
From South to North, Wedding's best Italian restaurant waits for us for an unforgettable dinner: DaBaffi connects young and traditional approaches. It's not about cliches, but still it's an authentic seasonal cuisine, which roots and first-rate ingredients are based in the Emilia region, happily melting in your mouth.
If you're still on for parties and you still want to enjoy Berlin's nightlife, Stattbad Wedding closed to the traditional swimming activities back in 2001 but reopened soon as an offbeat artistic space. Regular exhibitions, concerts and parties in a labyrinthine space: the perfect way to dance your night away.
And when you're tired enough, you can alway get back to the starting point: Bikini Berlin offers the perfect solution for your sleep and relax. Enjoy 25hours Hotel suites and design: still, you can wait for the dawn from its 360° rooftop terrace with first-class views on the city.
[picture credits: Bikini Berlin, Galerie für Moderne Fotografie, Siliconallee.com, Motto, Ihearberlin.de, Stattbad Wedding, 25hours Hotel]