Dylan Westerweel is the winner of Lichting 2019. That’s the annual fashion contest for freshly graduated Dutch fashion design students. Westerweel graduated with honors at the ArtEZ Arnhem fashion design department. He showed his work, together with 13 other participants from schools allover The Netherlands, at De Nieuwe Kerk. The Nieuwe Kerk (tr; New Church) is a wonderful venue used as catwalk during the Amsterdam Fashion Week. Since we cover this fashion contest each year we suggest you click here to get to know more about Lichting.
Westerweels winning collection ‘Jack Saul’ is inspired by rent boys from the Victorian era. Dylan created the male counterpart for the femme fatale with his vision and design talent. By using the beauty and sexuality of the boys as a weapon and a tool, he created a well balanced collection. The images above show what that story looks like. (photocredits: Team Peter Stigter)
Kim Bekker (Freelance Creative Direction for a.o. Isabel Marant), Eva Losada (Fashion Photographer), Jo Simpson (Curriculum leader at Fashion & Textiles department Central Saint Martins) and Rolien Zonneveld (Editor-in-chief for i-D Netherlands).
“Over the course of fashion history, designers have reacted to, and in many cases influenced, the social and political frameworks of sexiness of their respective times. Today, with gender identities and expectations crumbling quicker than ever, the idea of what makes a man sexy has never been more fluid. Dylan’s collection was a refreshing take on what that masculine sexiness means in 2019. Inspired by the rent boys of the Victorian period, he gave us an interesting take on the idealised masculine silhouette, by crafting intricate corsets for men and combining it with soft and seductive fabrics. His use of embroidery, hand painting and 3D structures in florals and anatomical hearts showed great technical skill. His baby blue and magenta pink colour pallet, applied to soft hand dyed pink cotton and wools was original and fresh.”
Honourable mentions were given to Iris van Wees, graduate of AMFI Amsterdam Fashion Institute and Armia Yousefi, graduate of Utrecht School of the Arts.
At the 2019 Fashion Show of ArtEZ Arnhem, during the presentation of Birgit Steinbusch‘ collection ‘Abdominoplasty’, we really had to think of one of our all-time favorite images by Irving Penn; could not get it out of our mind. Penn’s photo ‘foot care’ was made in 1990 for Vogue Magazine.
Okay, we reminded ourselves once again that what we vizualie in our minds, always works in real life as well! Just that, that’s it for today. xoxo Mimi Berlin
Abdominoplasty or “tummy tuck” is a cosmetic surgery procedure used to make the abdomen thinner and more firm. The surgery involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen in order to tighten the muscle and fascia of the abdominal wall. This type of surgery is usually sought by patients with loose or sagging tissues after pregnancy or major weight loss.
Mimi Blogger Team visited the ArtEZ Arnhem fashion show on June 7th, 2019 at 15.00 hrs, that was the first show out of 3 that day. The fashion design projects by 1st year students; “Vibration” and the 2nd year students; “Heimat” and Collectie Arnhem 2019; “Unlock, Becoming” were presented before the Nineteen (19) graduates showed their final collections. This spectaculair fashion show, with spatial design by Studio Dennis Vanderbroeck, happened at Musis Sacrum in Arnhem. As always, we made pictures for you, who could not be there, of the designs made by the graduates; see them below. Also, we filmed the finale. See that here on MimiMovies, Mimi’s YouTube Channel
ArtEZ Arnhem Finals 2019
All the students, from all disciplines, will show their work from July 3 through July 7th. At the fashion department you will find al the design portfolio’s, which are always a joy to the eye! (more info about that here; Open Fashion Studio | Generation 61)
If you missed this show, don’t worry! You have a second change during the annual ‘Lichting 2019‘ show. ArtEZ Fashion Design BA graduates Nina Liburd and Dylan Westerweel are nominated to enter this contest, alongside 2 students from each fashion design department of art-universities in the Netherlands.
Mimi Berlin Blogger Team went to see 3 fashionshows, held by art universities in The Netherlands. Edition 2019. We went to Arnhem, Amsterdam and The Hague. We also produced 3 Mimimovies for you. (In poor quality as always.) Have a look see how happy all the students are! We feel that’s one of the most beautiful parts of student-fashion-shows.
It’s that time of the year again, students are graduating, and fashion-design students present their work at fashion shows. We, at Mimi Berlin, collected some dates for the shows of art-acadamies/universities in The Netherlands. GraduationFashionShows: all you need to know about how to get tickets and finding the venues, including links. We made it easy for yous all!
Show 2019. ArtEZ Arnhem
“The annual graduation show of the Fashion Design BA department of ArtEZ University of the Arts Arnhem. Design Projects 1st and 2nd year. Collectie Arnhem 2019 – Unlock, Becoming. 19 Graduation Collections June 7. at 15.00 / 18.00 / 21.00, Location: Musis, Arnhem. Spatial Design by Studio Dennis Vanderbroeck. Tickets available at www.musisenstadstheater.nl/programma/artez-finals-fashion-shows/3193“
FASHION SHOW 2019. Gerrit Rietveld Academie
“On Saturday 8 June the Fashion department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie proudly presents FASHION SHOW 2019, showcasing this year’s graduation collections as well as a selection of work by their 1st- and 2nd-year students. PROGRAMME Saturday 8 June 16.30 Doors open 17.00 – 18.00 Fashion Show 18.00 – 20.00 Drinks. PLACE TO BE; temp. Zuid, Burgerweeshuispad 301, 1076 ER Amsterdam”
Gerrit Rietveld Academie
Exposed. Kabk The Hague
“On Friday June 14th, 14 graduates of the bachelor Textile and Fashion present their graduation collections during EXPOSED: the annual textile expo and fashion show powered by Keep an Eye Foundation. This year the fashion show and textile expo take place in a former school at the Helena van Doeverenplantsoen in the centre of The Hague. Fashion show: First show 17:00 – 18:00 Second show 20:00 – 21:00 ** Besides the graduation collections, the show comprises work made by first, second and third-year students. “
Kabk The Hague
THE DON’T KNOW SHOW. HKU Fashion Graduation Show 2019
“We don’t know. We don’t mind we don’t know. We just go. Op woensdag 26 juni presenteert de nieuwe lichting designers van HKU Fashion Design hun afstudeerwerk. Zij laten hier hun individuele visies en identiteit als designer zien tijdens een live event. Het programma bestaat uit collecties, performances en andere actuele uitdrukkingsvormen van fashion. Show 1: 18:00 uur Show 2: 21:00 uur Zaal open: een half uur voor aanvang van de show Tickets 15 euro (ticketverkoop start op 11 juni)” ☞ hku.nl/modeshow
WDKA Graduate Fashion Show 2019
“Willem de Kooning Academy of Rotterdam, Graduation Show 2019. WDKA Graduate Fashion Show5th of July @ UBIK Theatre Boomgaardsstraat 71, 3012 XA Rotterdam. Afterparty: Friday 5th of July 9pm—11pm. Sunday 14th of July, 11am Fashion show: On invite SUPPORT US! “
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The Impatient Feet belong to Mimi Berlin and are made by Mimi Berlin. We have 3 gif’s two with sneakers, or trainers if you will, and one with boots. Of course the footwear is fashionable, we wear, Nike, Alexander McQueen and, most recently boots from APC.
Mimi Berlin’s logo has itchy feet as well, they are illustrated by Mathilde Admiral