Yeezy Season 2
Comments on social media on the Yeezy x Adidas (shoe) collection for Spring/Summer 2016, presented at New York Fashion week, are downright Nasty! The comments range from the “Emperor’s Clothes”, “Gap meets Good-Will Industries…?” to “Is Kanye about to outfit an army of Tusken Raiders?”, the latter is the most used visual comment, it’s meant to ridicule the fashion show. Par Accident these fashion-illiterates on the net made a fashionable equation; comparing the second Yeezy collection with the epic Star Wars movies isn’t such a bad thing, au contraire; we could have come up with that ourselves! But we didn’t.
And now we are stuck with the image of Jedi Masters and Tuscan Raiders…..So all we can say is that we, at Mimi Berlin, actually like the collection designed by Kanye West, the clothes and colors make the boys and girls look handsome.
Are we the only ones with a more positive reaction to this collection?
(images by Provided via hypebeast and uk.complex)
Fall 2015 Pret-a-Porter; Kanye West x Adidas Originals
Adidas Originals teamed up with music producer/artist Kanye West. The (gossip/tabloid) world seems to trip over anything Mr West does (Remember the plain white “hiphop t-shirt” débacle on his collaboration collection with APC? And they still write about his outburst towards Taylor Swift at the Grammy Awards in 2009.) There will be a lot of fuzz again over the Kanye West x Adidas Originals collaboration for sure. Continue reading
History of Stan Smith: The Sneaker
Stan Smith was a world-class tennis player. He got his own tennis shoe from/by Adidas in 1973 (that’s the one on top of the tree, see image above). Since then the sneakers have been kept alive by means of re-vamping. In 2014 Pharell Williams got his own StanSmithSneakers (with a debossed Pharrell Williams logo on the heel) also in 2014, Raf Simons got his. (the Raf Simons StanSmithSneakers have a perforated “R” on the side and a debossed “Raf Simons” logo on the back of the shoe) We, at Mimi Berlin, would categorize these sneakers as Silent Screamers because of the subtle detailing; only visible to the eye of a connaisseur (images courtesy of Adidas, collage/family tree by Mimi Berlin)
Fashion Fall 2014: Postmodern Prints. Alchemia and Memphis are back in fashion-land at Chloé and Kenzo’s runway shows for Fall 2014. At Kenzo the combination of prints definitely shows the influence of the Italian interior designs of the eighties, done very tastefully and modern (NOW). Chloé’s designer Claire Waight Keller made use of the same squiggly-macaroni-abstract-little-postmodern-shapes, both in full-color an bi-color for allover prints. Less clear at Michael van der Ham’s show but we can see some post modern influences for sure, with thanks to the cuts at the hemline of the skirt! It’s just what we, at Mimi Berlin noticed, and amongst all the other loud grafitti-bomber-zipper-eighties retro fashion on the runways, we find these translations of the 1980s to be like a breath of fresh air. (if we could stay clear of our daily smokes that is)
(all runway photo’s via style.com)
Nothing new we hear you say? No, of course not! These Adidas sneakers were released around 2005 by Oki-Ni, Also inspired by the postmodern eighties, but executed in a different way than today on the catwalk