Rachel Shepherd, Berlin-based photographer, make up artist and damn rebel bitch hit up Berlin’s style fest Bread & Butter earlier this month. Here are her top 5 picks.

Bread & Butter Berlin, September 2017

The street style was impeccable and inspiring. My pick was a woman who wore a bright leather green skirt, red lipstick and a flawless YSL over-the- shoulder handbag. People celebrated who they were as individuals and this was empowering for both sexes. More than anything, the attendees really made the event.

Nike’s stall installation was urban cool and eye catching, with an excellent female empowerment message. The stall had a section where you could customise your Nike trainers, which made for a lot of interaction among the Nike community as people decided what to put on. Fancy a shot? You can do it online here: https://www.nike.com/gb/en_gb/c/nikeid

 Berlin rapper, Rin, was amazing live. Rapping in German the energy alone and atmosphere was incredible. Hip hop and dance music is hugely popular in the city and Rin is an upcoming rapper with a unique aesthetic and attitude -definitely one to watch. https://www.facebook.com/pg/RINTHETHING

 Dutch designers, Viktor & Rolf specialise in creating conceptual and avant-garde designs and put on an awe inspiring show including reclaimed materials being used in an extravagant Couture way. Eco-friendly, it was great to see designers taking responsibility. The audience was blown away by V&R’s interesting colour palettes and contrasting patterns. Pics posted here: https://www.instagram.com/viktor_and_rolf/

 Mint and Berry had an excellent message – the world needs more romance. Their hashtag #moreromance was launched at the event. One focus point of the campaign is how to deal with hate speech on the internet – the aim being to raise awareness of the issue, to advocate understanding, and promote constructive conversation online. Their ‘Wall of Romance’ featured an installation made up of the sentence „The World Needs More Romance“. The first four words were constructed of negative tweets, while the last word (romance) invited visitors of the event to stick post-it notes onto it containing positive messages in response. Winner. The World needs more romance merch here: https://www.mint-andberry.com/en/

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