Marni Market Playland in Milano

Marni Market Playland in Milano

We, at Mimi Berlin, didn’t attend the Salone del Mobile 2017 this year because we missed our flight. But that you now by now, if you follow our blog….. Well, this week we will be posting about venues, designs and other places we feel we really missed out on. Being the Fashion Angels that we are we feel sorry for missing Marni‘s Playland installation. Luckily there are lot’s of pictures, gif’s and what have you not, on the interweb. And Marni also created a mini-market online for us to buy stuff from. Like the bag pictured below; which is actually a ‘Maxi geometric vase holder’ or a “trapeze-shaped-PVC- Artefact-product-with-possible-mperfections”; LOL!


“On the occasion of Milan 2017 Salone del Mobile, Marni will be transforming its space at Viale Umbria 42 into one big playground: MARNI PLAYLAND.
Reflecting on the concept of play, Marni invites the public to forget predefined rules and structures and interact with the surrounding space and the intriguing elements it contains. The MARNI PLAYLAND is a stretch of sand which is the perfect backdrop for a series of extraordinary objects and furniture sculptures that have cast practicality aside to embrace their playful side, leaving them open to interpretation.” (read more marni.com)

On Marni’s Youtube channel you’ll find more video’s and more images are to be seen at dezeen.com

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Mimi Berlin Blogger Team at Amsterdam Fashionweek

Mimi Berlin Blogger Team at Amsterdam Fashionweek

It’s that time of the year again; Fashionweek in Amsterdam has started. Mimi Berlin Blogger Team saw 3 Shows on Thursday, January 26, 2017. And two more on Friday. First we went to see the presentation of Collectie Arnhem 2017. After that it was time for the opening night of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam.

The Opening-Night shows are always situated at the Gashouder; an inmense venue which houses a couple of thousand people. This year Martan (design duo Diek Pothoven and Luuk Kuijf) opened Amsterdam Fashion Week. A very gutsy move: Martan is a debutant to the ‘ball’ and this also was their first collection ever made! Martan took inspiration for their designs from “various world religions and spirituality” and in particular from the Bahá’í Temple. They showed 30 looks in total for men and women. We think it’s a smart move that they collaborated with various designers on embroideries, knits, shoes (Ailissa Nicolai), prints (Marieke van de Ven) and bags (Adinda Anna). We are not sure if we mentioned all….if not please let us know. (read and see more HERE)

Next and last we visited a group show;’The Painting‘. Nine young designers: Ailene van Elmpt, Johannes Offerhaus, Liesbeth Sterkenburg, Marlou Breuls, Merel van Glabbeek, Sunanda Koning, TRINHBECX, Yoko Maja and Zyanya Keizer each showed 3 or 4 outfits, all made in white. It’s always nice to see the diversity of designs at group presentantion. This show clearly had a theme: Peace (which we love!). After the models were done walking the catwalk, a choir, dressed in colorful Vlisco prints, appeared while singing John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’. We aren’t sure why: the statement made was already absolutely clear before this ‘church-encore’

Fashionweek in Amsterdam day 2

Disney’s Beauty and The Beast Fashion Collaboration: With the movie in mind and in particular Belle; set in modern day times, nine (young) designers (Boaz van Doornik, Elke van Zuylen, Liesbeth Sterkenburg, Zyanya Keizer, Marlou Breuls and Jazz Kuipers) designed one outfit each. We didn’t visit the show but met up with 2 very enthusiastic participants; Boaz van Doornik and Liesbeth Sterkenburg. They sent us their photo’s which you can see above.

Schepers Bosman, Collection F/W2017 ‘Flat Dutch’ (men and women’s wear.)
Designers Anne Bosman and Sanne Schepers are starting over with a new name after the close-down of their former label Futura. The designs of SchepersBosman are very recognizable as theirs; they are from The Netherlands and this duo doesn’t hide that fact. No way! They embrace their roots and managed to translate them into a fresh, intelligent and the most casual collection we’ve seen so far at MBAFW. (Our guess it WILL be the most casual one for sure.) The ‘Flat Dutch’ collection, (for which Dazzle camouflage and sailing were inspiration sources) was a breath of fresh air because of the originality and honesty in design. And even more so because of the fact that a dreamworld rules at MBFWA. Please visit the SchepersBosman site to see collection for yourself.


TRINHBECX showed their 2nd collection, womens’s wear made for A/W2017, in 21 looks, at Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam. According to the designers this season was based on “vintage cycling shirts, liquorish, Alessandro Mendini’s special chair, medieval costumes and 2000’s pop music videos.” That’s what we noticed as well but In our minds the 1970s aesthetics linger on the most, maybe because these outfits were translated quite literally from that era? Never mind that! We had a great time watching this show. It was noticeable, in comparison to trinhbecx’ previous collection, that the designers Tung Trinh and Tim Becx are growing into making less experimental designs and are creating their personal signature within the bounderies of making wearable and unique fashion.

There was much much more to be seen of course; Go to Amsterdam Fashion Week to read about and see all shows and events

Mimi’s Thoughts on Fashion, January 2017: Faces

Mimi Berlin’s Fashion Report January 2017: Faces

To cover the face. In layers of colorful (silk) scarves.

From left to right: Walter van Beirendonck Fall/Winter 2017. Editorial; Bliss Mummification on the rise, styling by Indiana Roma Voss. Hassan Kurbanbaev, Autoportraits Series. Please click links if you are interested in more of these works. (img via blog.indie-mag.com / coeval-magazine.cominstagram.com/ronaldstoops)

Mimi’s thoughts on fashion during Men’s fashionweek F/W 2017: It’s Fashion Week all around the world. we decided upon just sharing our fashionable thoughts with you; instead of our usual Fashion/Runway/Trend reports.

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