The years 2020 and 2021 were a challenge for many companies. The event and fashion industry in particular has suffered from the pandemic. MYL BERLIN has decided to join the Fashion Council Germany in order to report to creatives, fashion and art professionals about its experiences and to help set up projects that are only possible in a team.
"The Fashion Council Germany e. V. is the patron to strengthen the German fashion and design landscape for a visionary, technological & sustainable future in a global market.
The FCG is the lobby for fashion "designed in Germany". Founded in January 2015 in Berlin on the initiative of national industry experts, the FCG promotes German fashion design as a cultural and economic asset." (Fashion Council Germany e.V. Website)
Like after a long night in the club, like after many sleepless hours, the current calm, the standstill feels. Somehow this time exists, somehow it is already over in the moment in which it was created.
But feelings will arise from the numbness. And you will feel that MYL BERLIN lets you shine.
Tagestasche in English translates to day bag, and this bag is your everyday companion no matter what you are doing and no matter what surprises or adventures await you. "My goal was to create a bag you can wear to your uni, going out, at the airport, every day of your life," says Sebastian Pladwig (Designer and founder of MYL BERLIN); he continues, "it is simply that bag. It might look cute, but all the pockets, the strap, the compartment inside, and the concaving cut have the purpose of utilizing the space so perfectly that you won't believe what fits inside".
Tagestasche 1 on the outside is a stylish, urban bag made of eco-friendly saddle leather with golden hardware. But the highlights are the compartments and the strap mechanism.
Switching from crossbody, waist bag, or handbag is done with a pull on the beautiful leather straps. This changes the bag's look immediately, and it also tightens the body, so your bag is never looking bulky.
"I love an organized bag, but usually look like that from the outside - techy, unfashionable, or like a bag that organizes stuff. Tagestasche is different, the pockets are sleek, functional, and the stitching is masterfully hidden." and when you check the bag, you will not see all the great compartments on the first side.
There is a lighter/ lipstick pocket and a pocket for cigarettes/tissues, and a "mask" or passport pocket in the back. All zipped.
Key hook - Never lose your keys or search for them or our beautiful "Geldbeutel 1 "
Phonecase - this phone case protects the screen, and you can always grab your phone immediately when you need it, no matter how full your bag is. Also, you take out the phone compartment entirely if you prefer having it on the side or loose in the bag.
There are two more open side compartments for papers, a make-up mirror, chewing gum, or anything you like.
The clever bag shape has a strong base making it sturdy and protective of your belonging. The top is slightly concaved and more flexible, allowing the bag to be concave inward or outward - depending on how many items are inside. That means when you are shopping with this bag, and you bought a few too many drinks for your picnic, it's no problem for this masterfully crafted bag.
"Our Tagestaschen - or day bags - will always have this beautifully detailed construction to become your everyday bag," says Sebastian Pladwig, founder and designer of MYL BERLIN.
Yes, you can finally check out our collection at a brick-and-mortar store near you and try on our gorgeous creations, get excellent customer service, and see Boutique-exclusives.
We are incredibly proud to cooperate with these stores as we value their style and authenticity and aim to support our local stores worldwide.
Why do local Boutiques matter? Because local businesses are beautiful, inspirational, and diverse. Going into a carefully curated boutique is like nothing else. You will find young brands, new looks, and handcrafted excellence from local and international up-and-coming brands. Boutiques are creative, innovative and take a risk with new daring ideas, sustainable labels, and avant-garde fashion, making it more colorful and vibrant.
Especially after the long periods of lockdown, we should visit our local boutiques because shopping, strolling, and browsing are just fun and recreational.
In our focus are these beautiful stores.
Unser Leben und unser Planet bestehen aus mehr als nur aus „High Fashion“, die uns diktiert, wie wir uns anzuziehen haben. (Source: BAM BERLIN)
BAM BERLIN BRAEZ AND MORE
im BIKINI BERLIN Erdgeschoss
Budapester Str. 38
10787 Berlin, Germany
THE CODE BERLIN
The Code was launched from the Berlin fetish/party scene to give exposure to the independent designers and artists currently creating the aesthetic of the Berlin underground.
(Source: The Code)
THE CODE BERLIN
Köpenicker Straße 79
10179 Berlin, Germany
Set up in 2003 KONK since serves as an institution for allowing Berlin-based designers and labels to explore their creativity and to experiment with new styles.
(Source: KONK BERLIN)
Kleine Hamburger Straße 15
10117 Berlin, Germany
Whether it is from club to club, to friends, a quick nap at an open-air or a friend's couch, that is a big part of the nightlife culture. Clubs in Berlin are hot and sweaty, so I put together an outfit I love to wear and mix up. It's very androgynous, and it captures the spirit of the Berlin style.
My main accessory is the Halskrause 1; it comes in three colors so that you can mix it with about anything, and it is still a show-stopper. I wear it with the tube pendant but always have my mouthpiece with me to switch it when I feel like being a little more extravagant. I try not to wear too much more accessories because Halskrause 1 highlights and is trending, even without a mouthpiece.
I paired it with two of my favorite tops - one from "Vive Maria," which I think manages to be a mesh shirt with some spice to it, it looks polished and fresh, and the golden seams give it that valuable feeling. I can promise you this shirt is everlasting; I have been wearing it for at least four years regular when going out. The other shirt is a sporty shirt from Calvin Klein, it's comfortable and fits perfectly - and makes me feel dressed when hoping on the U-Bahn (Public transport) to the next event.
I wear skin-tight jeans diesel, which works with both outfits, and I add the MYL BERLIN Duo Kette 1 to it as a belt, it is a necklace, but I live for the way the necklace swings with my movements, and its an eye-catcher for sure. I added my MYL BERLIN Family brooch, which is an MYL Family exclusive.
My enduring Love Moschino Boots complete the outfit with their forgiven leather and incredibly comfortable fit - with these, you can dance the night away.
When constructing this look, I thought of the feeling of a new adventure lying ahead of me. The Funktionstasche 1 is the perfect companion for my endeavors, paired with a vintage leather YSL jacket made from soft leather and worn a bit down through the years. It's warm enough for those windy summer nights but robust enough for any of my hectic exciting days. That's the reason I chose to wear the Funktionstasche 1 with it; the leather contrasts wonderfully, the 1920's inspired tool bag is elegant, urban but protects all my belongings.
Do not be fooled by its sleek exterior; every pocket has a purpose and is protected by a zipper and the thick, durable, eco-friendly (this leather needs no extra chemical protection to be water-resistant) saddle leather. There are two sleek outside pockets where I can put my lighter (or currently my disinfectant).
There are credit card slots, a coin compartment, a key hook in extra space ( so it doesn't scratch your phone screen), and a
zipper to ensure nothing gets lost during my city adventures.
Usually, I wear the Funktionstasche 1 as a cross-body bag, but of course, it's also fabulous as a fanny pack. I got a lot of compliments about it and its excellent functionality in clubs like Berghain. And even a sweaty night, a cigarette burn, or rain can harm this baby because of its eco-friendly use of saddle leather and strong hand stitching.
I paired it with a plain white t-shirt from Uniqlo - I think it's just beautifully versatile, and sometimes I even carry a spare with me or usually have one that I left at a friend's place at an after-hour. I typically wear a black ultra-stretch Uniqlo Jeans cause it's comfortable and still looks very fitting and stylish.
The only accessories I added is the bold, unique Perlenkette 2 that accentuates the vintage leather jacket and my white T-shirt. The genuine pearls encapsulated within the matt black steel are a one-of-a-kind necklace, and the stark contrast is what I love.
I paired them with some vintage YSL boots, but the outfit also goes very well with Adidas NMDs.
Iconic statement pieces inspired by stereotypical opposing or unfamiliar ideas are typical for us. "Our goal is always to mesmerize, surprise and sometimes also to confuse - "Enigmatic," (10/20 Vogue Magazine) as the Vogue called us, fits pretty well.
From Korea to the UK, people are writing about the newest collection from MYL BERLIN worldwide. The signature pieces like lip jewelry are turning heads and getting praise.
The empowering and provocative fashion collection "Rebellare" has grasped much media attention, and designers, stylists, influencers, and newspapers are talking about its novelties.
TipBerlin commented the collection is "cheeky, provocative and reckons with stereotypical thinking" (orig. in german "… der Kollektion 2021 sind frech, auffällig und rechnen mit stereotypem Denken ab") highlighting the rebellious nature and the signature pieces that push the boundaries of our perception of what is "normal" to wear on the streets. The collection has stunning avant-garde pieces that still manage to feel natural, and especially the lip jewelry (no needed of a piercing, it has a comfortable patented hook mechanism) feels like a new category of jewelry.
Around the world, the news is talking about the unique, stunning, provoking lip jewelry made by MYL BERLIN. This new category of jewelry is titled "Mundstück," meaning mouthpiece - because it is a new way to accentuate your lip and chin. China Post calling it "… "jaw-droppingly" gorgeous." and the Korean media network (Korea Insight) and UK "Independent UK" acknowledging its provocative, urban feel.
MYL BERLIN has a very close relationship with artists, stylists, and visual creators of the future, supporting and inspiring each other MYL BERLIN has found its way into movies and tv shows. The highly-rated and reviews german TV show "Katakomben" features some of the Berlin-inspired jewelry pieces from MYL BERLIN.
MYL BERLIN is about empowerment, diversity, and chosen family - it crafts stunning jewelry and leather goods, which carry the message of love and equality. And that resonates with people around the world.
MYL BERLIN is about empowerment, diversity, and chosen family - we seek to craft stunning jewelry and leather goods, which carry the message of love and equality.
Born in the vibrant vortex of Berlin club nights with their universal acceptance of diversity, we believe in these core values.
We believe in empowering people and fighting for equality. We want to turn an insult, a restraint, a limitation into a strength, into something that is desirable. We want to show how wrong and absurd racism, prejudice, and stereotypes are.
Our name "MYL BERLIN" embodies this philosophy deeply:
Many of my friends and I (Sebastian, founder and designer) seek only to express joy and love to ourselves. We encountered being offended as waste, trash, or comparative when strolling down the roads. So, I decided that I want to claim this word and turn it into something else, stripping away its power - MYL is the phonetics of the German word for trash, "Müll". I want people to see how definitions are not fixed and can evolve and change with time.
We want to create a discussion about injustice and prejudice through our designs, cooperation, and actions. For example, our jewelry and leather bags are often inspired by seemingly opposing ideas - we take a stereotypical oppressive item and turn it into something uplifting, empowering, and something you control.
MYL BERLIN is not just a name for us, MYL is a family. A chosen family of like-minded people that believe in equality and freedom.
Born in the vibrant vortex of Berlin nights, where differences are celebrated, where all genders and sexualities are normal (as they should be), and cultural diversity is inspiring, MYL BERLIN wants to create a haven and spread the message of love.
We stand proudly to our roots; we defend the principle that no one should fear expressing who they are; we support charities, artists and will always try to provide a feeling of safety, a home to those in need. We are still a small studio, but together as the MYL family, we will make a change and uplift each other.
MYL BERLIN's philosophy is to spread awareness and show how preconceived notions and social definitions block us from seeing the stunning beauty of diversity and its power to inspire and push progress.
Our roots are the diverse Berlin nightlife, art scene, and the vibrant, multifaceted techno/club culture, and we are set on spreading this message of love and acceptance around the world.
Diversity, genderless designs, and acceptance are not marketing jargon for us but the core of our beliefs and mission as MYL BERLIN. There are so many beautiful, unique, and stunning beings that we refuse to label for sales purposes.
In order to be able to receive vocational training for certain professions in Germany, one must complete this vocational training at special companies. MYL BERLIN GmbH was checked in detail by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK) last year and is therefore allowed to offer certain vocational training.
In our case, you can learn the profession of specialist clerk for online trade with us and, if this is successful, you will have a recognized IHK training.
The name says it all - anyone who works as a merchant in e-commerce sells goods and services on the Internet. The term "e-commerce" stands for "electronic commerce". Even if the job description of the merchant may well be one of the oldest, merchants and clerks in e-commerce are still a relatively young subgroup. On the one hand, this has to do with the fact that the openly accessible World Wide Web has only been used so heavily for retailers for a few years; on the other hand, pure online retailers were not allowed to offer their own training for a long time, but that has changed in the meantime.
We shall overcome - a hymn for equality, which the world has to hear. We will not back down, we will not be shunned, muffled, or put in our place. Rights, laws, the visibility that took long to achieve are being taken away, conservatism and racism are on a rise.
Inspired by the united marches of the Suffragette and student movements - the "REBELLARE Collection" depowers and reimagines stereotypes and definitions. Genderless, strong, made to stomp and be heard. Hard stainless chains, strong leather goods no longer encage the different but empower them - retaking the control.