CHOOSE LIFE

George Michael has sadly passed away last year. He became a famous in the 1980s with his band WHAM! At the same time Katherine Hamnett‘s oversized, white slogan t-shirts, the ones with the large block letters, were equally populair. These t-shirts were launched in 1983. We are quite sure that everyone can see the simlarity between the t-shirts and the billboard placed by John Lennon and Yoko Ono in 1969 “war is over of you want it”. (pictured above on Times Square in New York City but it was simultaneously displayed at Montreal, Toronto, Los Angeles and at six European cities). Both are protesting against ‘unfairness’ in the world.
Well, Just that. Have a happy 2017 Y’all! xoxo

PS
Mimi Berlin isn’t the only one with treasures in the attic: Ms Wilhelmina found an original Hamnett t-shirt on her’s!
More on John and Yoko’s peaceful protest on this blog
See Rex Dieters Mimimotto’s on this blog

(images via yoko ono / youmustcreate.com/ katharinehamnett.com /asos.com/au/ thahanks Rex Dieter, Twan Janssen und Ms Wilhelmina)

If you think we missed some (historical) similar, visually equal, protests, besides picket lines, please let us know! We are interested….!

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Edward Steichen’s Garden

Edward Steichen’s Garden

Edward Steichen (March 27, 1879 – March 25, 1973) was a photographer, that much we knew at Mimi Berlin. What we didn’t know was his, also famous, garden. Voila. now we all know of Mr Steichen’s other passion; Flowers and Plants!

We don’t know the work of Mr Steichen, we hear you say. Well you probably do! Continue reading

MBFWA Resolver by Jef Montes

MBFWA Resolver by Jef Montes

On day two (1/15/2016) of MercedezBenzFashionWeekAmsterdam Mimi Berlin Blogger Team went to see the presentation of the newest collection by, the talented young designer, Jef Montes named “Resolver”. Montes’ work, a dress from his previous collection “Velero”, can be seen allover Amsterdam Fashion Week, it features the MBFWA posters, banners etc. (see the making of this image here on this blog)

Okay, back to “Resolver“; On the catwalk; models dressed in moulages made in the same color and fabric, (Developed by Jef Montes himself at the TextielLab in Tilburg.) Continue reading