A woman with a grim expression hurries briskly past the row of spectators on the Iron Footbridge, followed by two security guards.

She is visibly dissatisfied that the Eiserne Steg cannot be used by everyone as usual on this Sunday evening to cross the Main.

From the early evening until after 11 p.m. he was blocked for the fashion show of the young Frankfurt designer Samuel Gärtner.

Together with his family and helpers, he had set up 280 chairs there in no time at all and transformed Frankfurt's traditional bridge into a catwalk.

Patricia Andreae

Editor in the Rhein-Main-Zeitung.

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The invited guests experienced a one-hour parade with brightly colored creations to “Que Será” in an endless loop.

Models of all ages and clothing sizes showed airy little clothes made of terry cloth and waffle piqué in shrill combinations of violet, red, pink and orange with flip-flops decorated with flowers.

Models with large bows in their hair and costumes of purple and pink spiked costumes were reminiscent of cartoon characters.

Drag queens on high heels were just as eye-catching as Gina-Lisa Lohfink in a strapless dress that emphasized her curvaceous look.

The audience experienced an amusing show with the skyline as a backdrop.

Curvy backdrops

Curves are also elementary on the stock exchange.

But at René Storck's show in the trading room, they were just the backdrop.

He showed his winter collection in black, navy, eggshell and gray tones on models with the usual measurements.

His creations with ankle-length skirts and dresses, straight-cut suits and elegant cashmere sweaters delighted the audience, including many customers such as the lawyer Kristina Countess Pilati.

The staging with chorales and spherical sounds was also pleasing.

However, only invited guests who could show a current corona test were allowed to be there.

So flamboyant real estate entrepreneur Ardi Goldman decided to have a nice evening elsewhere.

A large group, including Lord Mayor Peter Feldmann, did so in the Alte Oper, where fashion entrepreneur Sevinc Yerli had invited her Frankfurt Fashion Lounge to a fashion show with a gala dinner, and where she presented the Russian-born Irena Soprano with her Sol AngelAnn collection.

Evening gowns adorned with rhinestones, which came into their own in the opulent interior of the Opéra restaurant, were on display.

The official opening show of the Frankfurt Fashion Week in the Karmeliterkloster was all about promoting young talent.

On the one hand, Hannemie Stitz presented seven young designers from the Ukraine from among the winners of her Frankfurt Style Awards with creations that were largely in the national colors of yellow and blue and received more than just respectful applause.

The Frankfurt tailors' guild showed the creations of their junior staff, who had been inspired by Jean Paul Gaultier this year.

The young tailors proved that the city also has the technical potential to create something fashionable here.

In the showroom in the foyer of the monastery, the Frankfurt furrier Hans Schwarz showed, among others, how he makes new fashionable pieces from old furs: