Thursday night at Berlin fashion week, Hugo, the youthful, streetwear-leaning line from German brand Hugo Boss, staged a Spring 2019 show that transported guests back to the ’90s when the city was the epicenter of rave culture in all its techno-thumping, strobe light-shooting glory. But, this being 2018, there were some modern twists thrown into the men’s and women’s collections and the event, which was punctuated by an all-out performance from Wiz Khalifa, who performed hits like “Black and Yellow” to a screaming, largely Hugo-clad crowd that included models Winnie Harlow and Lucky Blue Smith.
Dubbed “Modern-Day Mixmasters: Reimagining Eras Past,” the collection, which debuted at Motorwerk, the former home of some of the city’s wildest techno parties, played off fashion’s ongoing ’90s obsession and was inspired in part by senior head of design for menswear Bart de Backer’s nephew. Apparently, the 18-year-old has been rocking his father’s ’90s jacket of late. “He started to wear the ’90s how he interpreted it and mixed old pieces with pieces from today,” relayed de Backer.