NAKT is a Berlin Techno Fashion Label that originated from the local underground techno scene. The idea of NAKT initially arose as an art project in 2018 at Berghain, the world’s most notorious techno club. What once started out as a design concept, has evolved into a strong community consisting of designers, DJs, models, tattoo artist and ravers – The NAKT ARMY.
Our mission is to create and deliver reliable high-quality raving clothing in order to enhance your personal techno clubbing experience. The NAKT signature look – defined by hard cuts, obscure minimalistic designs, slick metal chains and striking iron buckles – is heavily influenced by industrial nuances. We emphasize and embody the thrill for adventure, the sense of unity, the excitement of love, freedom and self-expression – core ideals of the techno community. We aspire to become a vital part of your nightlife journey by empowering your personality and complementing your style. We have dedicated our project to ravers, hence, deriving our vision from the values of the techno scene. The entire design conceptualization as well as the manufacturing are conducted in Berlin: by ravers for ravers.
Hi! I’m Moritz, the founder of NAKT. Our story began in 2017, during my studies in Berlin. In those days, I used to spend a lot of time partying at Berlin’s underground techno clubs. Eventually, I developed a particular interest in finding a unique outfit that would underline my personality and provide a distinctive look, ideally for the Berghain. After a frustrating journey exploring boutiques and searching through online stores without any success, I ultimately made the decision to take a different approach: I purchased the necessary equipment at a hardware store in order to create my very first harness although I had no clue how to produce clothing – I had no prior experience in designing patterns or sewing. However, I was surprised with the results and how well it turned out, which lead me to the idea to teach myself how to sew. Soon enough, the first bodies, made of elastic strips combined with leather and hard cuts, followed. The first prototypes were used during raves at Berghain and the several other clubs of Berlin. Shortly after that, the first models joined the project and we founded the NAKT ARMY. I kept focusing on my ideas and worked on new forms of clothing with my mom’s sewing machine. The concept of NAKT quickly grew, and with the help of my friends, we managed to keep up with the growth. We reached our first milestone with the organization of a massive fashion show at Griessmuehle during which we had the opportunity to connect with over a 1000 ravers. Additionally, we shot a short movie with Arthur Valverde called “RAVE” which aims to reflect our vision at NAKT. Moreover, we have established individual cooperation with a variety of shops across Europe, including shops in Berlin, Amsterdam and London.
In 2019, we hosted our first party: the NAKT Loft Party. For a total of three times, we turned a loft office into a techno club featuring a darkroom, a tattoo studio and live performances: the events turned out to be some of the wildest parties I have ever been to! The team drastically expanded, our community grew remarkably and we achieved to carry out further collaborations with clubs, DJ’s and fashion stores as well as additional fashion shows and techno events which would feature our newest collections. Since 2020, we have found a new home in the heart of Neukölln.
Thanks to the friends who made NAKT what it is today and have always believed in the project:
Lea Brandes Felix Wiesner Margot Watine Felicitas Diepolder Arthur Valverde Noah Schering Esther Moser And many more....