Frans Molenaar Fashion Competition 2017

Frans Molenaar Fashion Competition 2017

The annual Frans Molenaar Fashion competition show was held at The Amstel Hotel in Amsterdam on friday November the 3rd, 2017. This was already the 22th edition, and Mimi Blogger Team attended this lovely, intimate show. Collections were shown by Ninamounah Langestraat, Boris Kollar, and Chelsea Peterson, who graduated this year at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Victor Klijsen and Leroy van Halen graduated at ArtEZ Arnhem and Lotte van Dijk, who became a Master in fashion ArtEZ Arnhem.

And the winners are: Ninamounah Langestraat and Boris Kollar! A shared first place for these youngsters from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie! (They both won €7500,-) Gongratulations!

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Read more about previous Frans Molenaar Prize Fashion Shows here, on this blog.

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Balenciaga’s Spring-Summer Collection for 2018

Balenciaga’s Spring-Summer Collection for 2018

About a month ago it was fashion-week in some parts of the world. Fresh women’s wear collections for Spring/Summer 2018 were presented once again. Balenciaga showed in Paris. Below the most demure looks of the pret-a-porter show. One of our favorites because these outfits really seem to be an instant a holiday-trip to us!
Greetings from Amsterdam,
xoxo Mimi

See the complete coverage of this show on (images via/read more) vogue.com

Worth mentionable is the fact that Balenciaga asked the Crocs brand if they could produce a platform shoe. They could. Result: the ‘Foam’ shoes, lightweight-odor-free-water-resistant-fully-molded-platform-Crocs in Croslite™ material.

(images of foam shoes via footwearnews.com)

According to Highsnobiety blog the Balenciaga Triple S sneaker was the most spotted sneaker on the feet of the audience. (See that street-style sneaker report here at highsnobiety.com it’s fun!) We wonder if the Foam platforms will be equally popular, what do you think?

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Fashion Design at the DDW17

Fashion Design at the DDW17

If you like fashion design, the following places at the Dutch Design Week of 2017 may be of interest to you: Continue reading

VintageDeluxe Costume Jewelry: Framed Brooches

VintageDeluxe Costume Jewelry: Framed Brooches

Vintagedeluxe Costume Jewelry: Framed Brooches, carefully selected and matched to the pages of Linea Italiana Magazine, the Winter 1980 issue. Frame or wear these brooches: your choice!
Tip from Mimi Berlin: send one to a friend, they will love this thoughtful gift! Available from MimiMall.Amsterdam
(image above: vintagedeluxe costume jewelry: Framed Brooches. Tripping €25,-)

The brooches are pinned to the matte laminated pages in size A4; with the backside image visible. We have many more of these little time capsules in store: each one is unique! See them all at the MimiMall.Amsterdam

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Fashion does Art The Trend for 2017

Fashion does Art The Trend for 2017

Using art; as in Old Masters, for fashion clothing and/or accesories is at it’s peak right now. (it’s October, 2017) We, at Mimi Berlin, know so because Jeff Koons teamed up with Louis Vuitton to make the ‘Masters LV x Koons‘ capsule collection. (Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM Masters LV x Koons. Front view. image via louisvuitton.com)

Above one of the results of this powerhouse collaboration: the ‘Neverfull’ bag with the Mona Lisa (chopped off at the neck) by Da Vinci: it says so, in goldtone capitals, written over the cheeks. The ‘Masters LV x Koons’ collection consists of 44 pieces divided over 5 ‘masters of art‘ the product-range goes from keychains and Iphone-covers to scarves and bags. We feel that this collection is the epitome of high-end consumerism, using art for fashion has reached the highest leve. (if anybody feels otherwise, please let us know, we are interested obviously)

Let’s be honest; nobody with so-called ‘good taste’ will want to buy products born from this collaboration and we think that ‘they’ (the brand Louis Vuitton and the artist Jeff Koons) know that.

So for anarchy’s sake we scream: Auch Haben! (years ago, for the same reason, we bought ourselves the classic Monogram canvas Speedy 30, personalized with embossed initials)

 

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Caravaggio in Fashionland

Caravaggio in Fashionland

We finally got hold of the September issue of Vogue Italia yesterday (5/10/2017). Vogue Italia is our favorite out of all Vogue’s, and we weren’t dissapointed with last month’s “Roma” issue either.

We, at Mimi Berlin, think the most stun-ning series in this issue is the Ad Arte! edititorial, in which photographer Willy Vanderperre paraphrases paintings by Caravaggio (with styliing done by Olivier Rizzo) The photo above is made after ‘Deposition from the cross’ painted by Caravaggio around 1600. That’s want we wanted to share with yous all today! Have a nice one! xoxo Mimi Continue reading