Susan Bijl x Etnomanie Special Collection

Etnomanie by Ellie Uyttenbroek for Susan Bijl

Susan Bijl is a designer best known for her nylon shoppingbags. Ellie Uyttenbroek is best known for the ongoing photoseries Exactitudes. These two women themed up to create the newest ‘Susan Bijl collection’ named ETNOMANIE. Have a look at the campaign images below, how lovely are they?!Susan Bijl x Etnomanie Special Collection(campaign image credits: Photography by Jan Bijl. Models: Jelke Ostermann, Angelina Koemans, Johan Amenyeku, Ebony Netserab, Eisha Hersilia. Design: Mary Pelders. Assistance: Pia Please)

Wordplay

Etnomanie is a wordplay capturing the modern-life hysteria of globalization. Ms Uyttenbroek is the ‘inventor’ of this word. Click here to read more about the 2017 Etnomanie exhibition, shaped by Ellie Uytenbroek, at the Dutch Photomuseum in Rotterdam.

The collection of bags, pouches and a raincoat is available in five colors, based on skin tones. The colors are named after former Nobel Peace Prize winners: Wangari, Barack, Malala, Liu and Agnes (buy/see all at susanbijl.com)

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TRINHBECX Show at the Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week

TRINHBECX

Dutch fashion designduo TRINHBECX showed the ‘Talking Trash Show’ last friday. It’s the newest collection for the TB19 season. The location was apropriate; Afvalpunt Oost (That’s the name of the place were you can dump your garbage in Amsterdam)

In collaboration with Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week, TRINHBECX had the opportunity to work with companies that offer a sustainable alternatives to existing materials such as leather and cotton. Materials like viscose developed from coffee grounds, leather created from plant cells, buttons that are made from fruit waste, in combination with textile surpluses.

(imagecredits: Mimi Berlin Blogger Team)

As always, TRINHBECX showed well proportioned garments, including their signature bold detailing, we especially fancied the strong silhouettes. This collection can be seen as “a playful patch-work-story in a miss-match of materials with graphic lines and quirky (de)constructions.” Continue reading

Schueller De Waal Fashion Film Installation Spring-Summer 2019

Fashion Film Installation

Dutch fashion designduo Schueller De Waal (SDW) presented their vision on fashion in an autonomous presentation at Palais de Tokyo, Paris: a Fashion Film Installation. The film: ‘Gateway To Fashion’ is starring Dutch topmodel Iekeliene Stange acting as the ‘Fashion Therapist’. She guides us to ‘The Gateway To Fashion’.

(image credits film: Director: SDW STUDIO Fashion Therapist: Iekeliene Stange Director of Photography: Lonneke van der Palen Digital Art: Max de Waard Sound Design: Bea1991 Hair and Make-Up: Bastien Zorzetto. lookbook: Model: Valeriya Shae. Event Photography: Team Peter Stigter)

The presentation of this conceptual Fashion Film Installation was planned smartly at the end of Paris Fashion Week. SDW offered the audience (“fashion victims or victims of fashion”) time to reflect and to slow down, by watching the film “Fashion Therapy” in comfortable furniture, whilst getting a massage. (And maybe more soothing things, we don’t know. Sadly to say, Mimi Berlin Blogger Team was visiting Berlin, the heimat.)

SDW Studio

This presentation is categorized under art-direction rather than design. SDW didn’t create a new collection. Instead they re-styled all of their former collections into a new concept for Spring-Summer 2019.

We are exited to find out when, or if, the duo ever are going to design a pret-a-porter collection again. Will they be SDW (S(eeking)D(esign)W(ellbeing) Studio; art-directors and stylists from now on? They are doing very well in all disciplines, so wir sind gespannt about their future work! By the way; their last newly designed collection was for Winter 2018/2019. Click for links and more info below. Continue reading

Dots in Vintage Fashion

Dots

If you follow this blog maybe you’ve noticed that Mimi Berlin is very fond of dots. The other day we found 2 pretty images of our favorite print from the sixties, just that.
Have a nice day!

Yes, that’s a young Cheryl Tiegs in de middle on the first pic!

(images via coutureallure / christianmontone)

 

So Good To Wear Cashmere New Arrivals

So Good To Wear

SoGoodToWear: the newest Dutch cashmere brand, the sustainable knitwear label we talked about earlier this year, presents it’s newest arrivals for the winterseason of 2018

(photocredits: sogoodtowear.com 2018)

‘Styling light’ as designer Mark van Vorstenbos calls it, for the webstore by Mimi Berlin

Amsterdam Fashion Week: Lichting 2018

Lichting 2018

Yes, it’s that time of the year agian: it’s fashionweek around the world and also in Amsterdam. Before we go on about the Lichting 2018 show, you must know that it is the first Amsterdam Fashion Week (AFW) without sponsoring by Mercedes-Benz, Dutch fashion entrepreneur Danie Bles is in charge now.

Museumplein in Amsterdam

Ms Bles changed fashion week in Amsterdam in a couple of ways. She introduced the “See Now, Buy Now’ formula, aimed at the consumer market. Programmed are catwalkshows by Hudson’s Bay, Penn&Ink N.Y., Silvian Heach, Goldbergh, 10DAYS, supermarket Lidl x Heidi Klum, Maison 365, Le Cafe Noir Studio & Jenneskens and Zoe Karssen. (We are not sure how many of these shops and/or brands are from The Netherlands) the location AFW has moved from the buildings at the Westergasfabriek complex to a tent on the Museumplein in Amsterdam, which is covered with grass.

Amsterdam Fashion Week: Lichting 2018

Amsterdam Fashion Week SS19 image by Peter Stigter

FERRY SCHIFFELERS IS THE WINNER OF LICHTING 2018

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