From the runway to the catwalk – Berlin fashion week

From the runway to the catwalk – Berlin fashion week
09/07/2017 pilotpatrick
berlin fashion week

Hello my Aviator, my last off days at home were really exciting. It was fashion week in Berlin and I was there to prove that a pilot can be stylish without wearing his uniform. I have never been invited to so many shows and events before then this time. I got to know many interesting people from the fashion world and hat a chat with many famous people. The past fashion weeks I always envied those people who were invited to such events and this time I was on the guest list myself. Thanks to the agency Reichert Plus. Read about my connection to fashion, modeling and the events I went to in this first fashion blog post. You also have the chance to win a goodie bag.

from the runway to the catwalk - Berlin fashion week

Berlin Mitte / shot by Tobias Herrmann / shirt by The Kooples

How important is fashion for me?

Fashion has always played a big role in my life. Already as a small boy, I was picky about my clothes and I chose myself what I was wearing. Sometimes I like to go shopping but since my time has become limiting I order a lot of clothes online. I would describe my look as clean chic street style. It is a lot of fun to combine basic clothing with fancy accessories or extraordinary piece of clothing. Metallic bracelets and a watch are great manly accessories.

I am not following every fashion trend, but I do consider a new trend and check if it fits me. Over the years I have become a more and more conscious shopper. I support local brands and I try to buy only products which are made in Europe. This way I want to make sure that I do not bolster child labor or horrible working conditions in third world countries. Quality is really important so that I can enjoy the piece of clothing for a long time.

For work, I have to wear my uniform. On one hand it is easy because I do not waste time thinking about what to wear to work today, but on the other hand, it can become boring sometimes. This is why I love to dress up for a special occasion with my own personal taste. The fashion week was a great occasion to do so.

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Fashion week outfit / Jacket  Versace / Shoes Diesel Black Gold 

Are you a model?

I have been asked this question many times before on my Instagram. The answer is no: I am a pilot 😉 But I actually have a little bit of modeling experience modeling. After I finished flight training in 2009 I bridged the waiting time for a cockpit job at the DFS (German air traffic control). Additionally, I was working part-time at the very first Hollister store in Frankfurt. They presented the job position as some kind of model job, but in the end, it was a regular sales position with loud music in the darkness.

In 2010 I moved to Berlin, to begin with, my first job in the cockpit. Back then I applied at some model agencies in Germany. I eventually got my first sedcard and was invited to my first casting for a coffee brand. The big problem of getting a model job was the timing. I had off during the casting but once accepted for a job I had to have off for the fitting and the shooting as well. This is not possible with a pilot job. That is why I only could accept direct bookings. I have walked on a catwalk, had a shooting with Vladimir Klitschko and I was on an online shop for a fashion label.

The past five years I also have been the fitting model of Michalsky, because I have the perfect measurements for a size M. Most of the jobs were a lot of fun but I also got to know rude people who treated models like objects. It is difficult not to take this personal. That is why I could not imagine working solely as a model, but I hope that my social media will open new possibilities to model in the future.

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Last day of fashion week / outfit by Hugo

Events during fashion week

VIP Beauty and Fashion Lounge

This event took place at the Marriott Hotel in Berlin. Invited guests could get to know different brands while enjoying finger food. In the Gentlemen’s Corner, I received a free hairstyling and tested some new products for men.

Guido Maria Kretschmer fashion show

Guido Maria Kretschmer is one of the most famous fashion designers in Germany. That is why his fashion show is one of the most popular once during the Berlin fashion week. A lot of VIPs were invited and I even saw Goldie Hawn. The fashion show and after show party event took place in the Tempodrom. The sound and light installation were spectacular and had an awesome evening. Watch my live video of the show.

GQ Mension Party

GQ Germany celebrated its 20th birthday with a party in the Austernbank  in Berlin Mitte. It was a fun event. Good music, tasty drinks, and cool people. I am a big fan of the GQ magazine and during my time as private jet pilot, I always bought the GQ for my VIP passengers.

Leck mich am Hashtag

This was mainly an event to connect blogger and brand ambassadors with different labels. I received again a free hairstyling and even got a free smartphone, which I will be testing for you soon. While having a delicious brunch, I had a chat with other bloggers and I even met an old friend from high school.

Michalsky Style Nite

Michalsky is a well-known designer for fashion and nowadays also for lifestyle products. His Stylenite is one of the most popular and biggest once of fashion week. I know him for many years since I am fitting his new collections.

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I met the german top model Lena Gercke at the Soho House

Goodie bag

During the fashion week, I received a lot of goodie bags with a lot of cool stuff in it. Those bags are given to the guests at the end of a show or event to thank them for coming. I cannot use all the products by myself especially the once for women. Therefore I will give them away to you. I prepared one bag for men and one for women. The value of each is more than 50€.

TO WIN: Just leave me a comment below with your favorite fashion label and subscribe to my newsletter. (see below)

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Giveaway of my goodie bags / to win comment below with your favorite fashion label and subscribe my newsletter

Happy landings!

Your Pilot Patrick

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Nenchy Barrungan

My favorite fashion label is Guess


Has to be Gieves and Hawkes. Classic British tailoring, which never goes out of style


I love the brand American apparel because they have good quailty clothes and are also againest sweatshops and child labour

Danny L Roundtree

All the fashions were great. But the Versace jacket was exceptional


Hugo Boss is my first choice when it comes to fashion, classy but also comfortable!


My favorite fashion label varies actually. I like Zara, Hugo Boss and banana republic these days 🙂


I love simple & chic style like zara, h&m


Hi 🙂 my favourite is Tom Tailor. Soooo feminine, but not slutty. Grrat material and comfortable too!


Definitely love The Kooples brand, it’s very chic and brings a style found nowhere else. Great post, love the newsletter! Wishing you blue skies and tailwinds!


My favourite fashion labels are Chanel, Gucci & Rizalman*(Malaysian brand).. You should try Malaysian brand too.. They’re awesome.. Rizalman & Rizman Ruzaini ! I love Chanel so much because they’re always presenting something amazing & beautiful & I dream I want to be like Coco and Karl Lagerfeld ! ❤️❤️❤️

Andrea Neri

My favorite label is Ralph Lauren!! Definitely fits my style 🙂


Chanel is my favorite for the moment 🙂

Veljko Lilic

My favourite brand is Dolce&Gabbana, I like their unique stile.I’m a model from Serbia and I did a catwalk for Serbian designer Bata Spasojevic!


Burberry all the way


Hi PilotPatrick. Thank you for sharing your catwalk fashion photos. You are absolutely good looking, whatever outfit you put on, always suits you. I like the versace label. The versace jacket looks so striking on you, perfect fit. Glad you enjoyed modelling. Nice to breakaway a little bit from being a Pilot. Gotta have leisure time too lol. Regards. Vienna Vandenburgh (FB)

Kasia Szychta

Część Pilot Patrick,
My fav label in the world is Chanel – I love those amazing fashion shows…it’s like a beautiful dream.
I adore polish brand Bizuu for lovely girlish style. And I like H&M and Stradivarius for fresh trends and low prices.


Thanks for your information my Pilotpatrick. I am a moslem woman from Indonesia. I like Dian Pelangi(DP) and Jenahara. They’re moslem brand from Indonesia. They have inspired many moslem woman especially Indonesian, so they not outdated anymore. Now, moslem woman are more fashionable. Thank you.

Gary Hundley

English Laundry is one of my favorites.


Hey! It’s cool to see you sharing different faces of you. Your little paragraph about Hollister made me laughing a bit 😉 I am the Lead Brand Representative at the same store now (as you might know already !) The funny thing about this post is that I really got interested not only as a blogger but also a girlfriend. In fact, as a blogger, when it comes to men’s fashion, I can be mich more creative than when it’s about makeup and women’s fashion I have been to the Germany’s Next Topmodel Final Live Show a couple times now,… Read more »


Its really cooll that you are given away a goodie bag, I always dreamt about being a guest in fashion week. I’m very passionate about fashion and I live many brands but maybe Calvin Klein is still my favorite


Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger of course.


Hamburg please?