Take Off Your Shoes

Take off Your Shoes

Image editing by Mimi Berlin. Do take off your shoes and leave them in the hallway after a walk with the dog, after you did your walk backwards or when you’re done walking a fine line. Indulge in some luxurious barefoot-time at home, why don’t you?!

(Image editing by Mimi Berlin, graphics by Appdikted, text by Eli Schäfer.)

Moonwalker
Rug Full Moon by Vanessa Barragao made by hand in wool, cotton and botical silk ø 250x250cm. (image via Vanessa Barragao) Triple S Sneaker by Balenciaga, Multimaterial oversize trainers with complex sole (image via Balenciaga)
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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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Bracelet Designs by Studio O’Sullivan for Balenciaga

Bracelet Designs by Studio O’Sullivan for Balenciaga

These huge bangles, designed by Damian O’Sullivan for Balenciaga are named Mug Porcelain Bracelets. Don’t let that name fool you though. These bracelets are made of brass with a porcelain effect. Easy to wear and Stunning. Auch Haben!

Photography: Mikael Jansson. Vogue Paris September 2017

)Images via studioosullivan.com / universomovieforward.com)

A Walk in The Park with Balenciaga

A Walk in The Park with Balenciaga. Menswear Show Spring/Summer 2018

Balenciaga’s latest menswear fashion show, spring/summer 2018, was held at Bois de Boulogne in Paris. It showed what life (das leben) could look like if people stopped wearing the same drab clothes all the time. Something we can only dream about when strolling our local park: Balenciaga’s outdoor venue, and the designs, visualised that for us.

Being as long in the fashion business as we, at Mimi Berlin, are makes sure that there is little surprise left: even at the NY-Paris-London-Milano fashion shows (which are top-notch main-stream-high-fashion-events) ‘things‘ keep repeating themselves. But the work of the artistic director at Balenciaga (and Vetements) Demna Gvasila, is still a breath of fresh air to us. (pun intended)

The show looked like a family affair of fine dressed persons taking a hike: and that’s the only comparison that can be made about the models; they were al SO different. (Just like Demna Gvasila’s brand Vetements “No Show’ models: those are Hamburg citizens not prof. models.)
Furthermore, we suggest you take a look for yourself at balenciaga.com (or #balenciaga on instagram; pictures taken by the audience are always nice, atmosphere wise.) see if you like this performance as much as we do and, to get an actual look at the silhouettes and clothes, on which we obviously didn’t report.
You can shop (pre-order) this summer collection as we speak; NOW.
There are also 5 bicycles to choose from……….

PS
The models were actual families and the venue is a ‘cruising place’ in Paris.

See Mimi Berlin’s Circus Legends Making Conversation at the Park

Balenciaga Runway Spring 2017

Balenciaga Runway Spring 2017

Just Sharing because it’s an awesome collection!

Balenciaga Runway, (2/10/16 Paris) the second collection designed by Demna Gvasalia

Make sure to check out the complete coverage of this fashion show HERE on vogue.com

Fall 2016 RTW: Coats

Fall 2016: Coats

Mimi Berlin’s Runway Report Fall 2016: Coats

During the fall 2016 shows at Paris Fashion Week Balenciaga, Vetements, and Acne Studios managed to turn functional coats into trendy pret a porter wear.

We found the coats at Balenciaga remarkable; They are fresh and young: seems for a different woman than the Balenciaga one used to be; more trendy. We now know why; this show was the debut of Vetements designer and new artistic director of Balenciaga Demna Gvasila. Vetements is the hottest brand in town nowadays; Fall 2016 was the last collection for Demna Gvasila.

Other Brands such as Celine also managed to transform functionality into fashion in a less radical way; presenting Wax (trench) Coats in a more demure colorscheme.

Like Acne Studios, Stella McCartney also incorporated the very functional Down Jacket. McCartney used the garment almost as a basis for her Fall 2016 collection. Unlike at Acne Studios she didn’t take away it’s functionality; to keep us warm. No, she transformed the down jacket into al kinds of shapes; from cropped to oversized, from day to evening wear.

(All images via vogue.com)