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Berlin AW19 Trade Shows : Top 5 Takeouts

Updated: Mar 25, 2021

The BDA London team visited Berlin last week to check out all the latest trends appearing throughout the trade shows. Take a look at our Top 5 call outs for AW19/20.



Cornflower Blue

Cornflower blue was the new, bold colour of the AW19 season across all trade shows. It was most commonly seen as a stand alone shade, but when paired, it sat well with both chocolate and tones of deep plum.


Corduroy has been explored further this season, with chunkier, wider wales being seen across casual wear. Brands also create cord look-a-like knits, being featured predominantly across puffer jackets and hoodies.

Leopard Print

Leopard print still reigns supreme in regards to print. Updated for AW19 through bolder colour choices, further print experimentation and also a growing focus on trims.

Check Coat

A key item seen across brands throughout all shows was the check coat. Coming through in an updated, blown out check, with stronger pops of bright accent colours. Rough textures such as mohair and borg were seen to reiterate the winter season.

Sustainability Themes

Sustainability continues to be a growing and key overall theme running throughout shows for AW19. Brands were seen to explore this through visual merchandising techniques and overall messages, demonstrating how they are not afraid to show brand transparency.


Neon Glow

These difficult to style shades are here to stay and appear in more volume for Winter. Dressed back with complimenting solid bases create maximum effect for this seasonal statement

Urban Adventure

Outdoor and hiking inspired apparel was the biggest trend to come out of the AW19 shows. Head to toe styling was accompanied by the relevant accessories and footwear in smart and casual wardrobes


Jumbo wales dominate newness for this seasonal texture for AW19 across multiple commodities. This is your go to fabric that we're thinking will also transition into Spring Summer.

Hazard Orange

Active orange tones, as all overs or accents continue to inspire Winter palettes when combined with core shades of white, black and navy

Hiker Sneakers

This must have trainer channels seasonal styling updates across colour, detail and trims. Pack your courts away till Summer.


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