ArtEZ Arnhem Fashion Shows 60th Edition 2018

At the Arnhem Fashion Shows 2018

The fashion design students at ArtEZ Arnhem got to show their talent at the city theatre ‘Musis Sacrum‘. Featuring the collections of this year’s fashion graduates, 20 of them in total; 16 Bachelors and 4 Masters. Also including CollectieArnhem 2018, ànd work by the first- and second-year BA fashion students. We, Mimi Berlin Bloggerteam, (in particular Herr Kaldenbach) took (backstage) photo’s for y’all who could’t be there.ArtEZ Arnhem Fashion Shows 60th Edition 2018

Graduating Students 16 + 4 = 20

Anna Bernal, Iris Baumbacht, Emmy Hermans, Nina Pen, Merrit Koek, Dennis Schreuder, Alicia Minnard, Douwe de Boer, Amarens Joustra, Amber Willemtzijn, Guusje de Bruin, Naomi Marcela, Mehdi Mashayekhi, Sarah Kerbosch, Jolijn Corporaal and Maria van Steenhoven: 16 BA Students. Emma Wessel, Henriette Zimmerma, Gala Borovic and Manon Gondek: 4 MA students.

Projects by 1 + 2 + 3th year students

The Project ‘Biuqs’ designed by the first year students, executed in neon orange and (off)white only, opened the show. Second year students worked within the team ‘Fashion Galore’ presenting the results in an over-the-top, make-believe fashion-shoot. And the annual CollectieArnhem showed the 2018 version of the project for the second time this year.

(Images by JW Kaldenbach at the first and second show 7/06/18.
We did our best to figure out placing all the names at the correct collections….if we made a mistake please let us know! xoxo MIMI) Click HERE for MORE Images.

Anniversary 60 + 20 =

This was the 60th fashion show held by the fashion department at ArtEZArnhem (university of the arts). And the 20 year anniversary of the ‘CollectieArnhem’ project.
ArtEZArnhem certainly succeeded to turn this show into a small celebration! Continue reading

Dutch Design Week 2017: in4nite

Dutch Design Week 2017: in4nite

In October of each year, Dutch Design Week (DDW) takes place in Eindhoven. This year; 2017, it is held from 21-29 October. Mimi Berlin Blogger Team visited and reports to you; our readers. Let us start with one of our favorite presentations so far: in4nite (as in; infinite possibilities)

For the in4nite exhibition Low & Bonar (international marketleaders and producers of high-tech performance materials) invited 10 designers from Arnhem (productdesigners, architects and a graphic designer) to experiment with Colback®. Why only designers from Arnhem, you ask of us: well, just like Low & Bonar they all work at Industrial Park the ‘Kleefse Waard’ in Arnhem, they probably met up at the local canteen?!

Anyways; Colback® is an overall brand name for a non-woven cloth-like material which is used to support technical fabrics used in transportation, interior carpeting, resilient flooring and for decorative solutions. (read more colback-nonwovens.com)

Since the Colback® “cloth” is never used as a visible material by itself we think it’s a smart move of Low & Bonar to invite designers who are trained to come up with products that are gentle to the eye (and brain). As L&B state themselves: “The ‘in4nite’ project enables Low & Bonar to provide relevant design solutions extrapolating the aesthetical and functional properties of the Colback Technology.”

After visiting the top floor of ‘Building TQ’, which is filled with the results, we guess L&R can say that they succeeded; most of the ‘reinventions’ and/or designs seemed useful and ready for production. We think a visit to the ‘in4nite’ exhibit is certainly worth your while! Continue reading

ArtEZ Fashion Show 2017

ArtEZ Fashion Show 2017

Yesterday we, Mimi Blogger Team, went to see the annual show of ArtEZ Arnhem’s fashion design department, which was held at Musis Sacrum, one of Arnheim’s cultural centers. Musis Sacrum (just love that name) has restrooms larger than our headoffices, with very high ceilings covered in travertine (but that’s another story…) The first and second year students opened this fashionshow with experimental designs and after Collectie Arnhem 2017, designed by the 3rd year students, we got to see the graduation collections. This year a group of 19 Bachelor students will be graduating; congratulations to all!

As we took a peek backstage after the show, we noticed that the detailing of the designs are pretty high standard; fabrics (and leather) are often embellished and finished by hand, also the of craft knitting, printing and embroidery isn’t lost on these students. We love that!

Go HERE for more (random) snaps we took

(go to Team Peter Stigter’s site to see runway images)

 

ArtEZ Arnhem Finals 2017 Faces on exhibit at Dudok

ArtEZ Arnhem Finals 2017 Faces on exhibit at Dudok

Just like last year JW Kaldenbach & Mimi Berlin got commissioned to portray the graduate bachelor students of ArtEZ Arnhem (University of Fine Arts situated in Arnhem, The Netherlands) and create an exhibition out of these portraits. The result of that collaboration will be on show at Dudok in June and July 2017.ArtEZ Arnhem Finals 2017 Faces on exhibit at Dudok

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ArtEZ Finals 2016 Faces at Dudok

ArtEZ Finals 2016 Faces at Dudok

JW Kaldenbach and Mimi Berlin got commissioned to portray the graduate bachelor students at ArtEZ Institute of the Arts (the art academy situated in Arnhem, The Netherlands) This work will be on show at Dudok in June and July 2016.

Color coded portraits of the ArtEZ BA graduate students. ‘ArtEZ Faces’; 6 digitally printed banners (135 x 175 cm). Photography by JW Kaldenbach, art-direction by Mimi Berlin, assisted by Niko Demoed, printed by Walter Huinink and Anand at ArtEZ Arnhem.

Artez Finals 2014 group portraits by JW Kaldenbach and Mimi Berlin

ArtEZ Fashion Design Show 2016

ArtEZ Fashion Design Show 2016

We got invited to attend the show of the ArtEZ Arnhem fashion design department, staged at the Elektrum convention center, held on the 2nd of June.
The experimental designs made by first year students for the project ‘Magnum Opuz‘ opened the show.
The second year students, who created astoningly well made and designed garments, the result of the ‘Ceci n’est pas une robe‘ project; in which each student got to give shape to his or her opinion on the given theme.
This year 24 BA students will graduate from the fashion department; they are always the most important part of these fashion shows; see some of the designs below.

In case you missed this show; Some students will compete in 3 award shows: The Frans Molenaar competition; in which Liesbeth Sterkenburg and Johannes Offerhaus will participate, and the ‘Lichting‘ show during Amsterdam Fashion Week which is a competition for Dutch fashion graduation students. Boaz van Doornik and Laudy Verschuren will be contesting at the international fashion competition ‘Mittelmoda The Fashion Award’ 2016. Max Beets and Alissa Nicolai are showing at the Apolda European Design Award 2017.