Dylan Westerweel Winner Lichting 2019 Fashion Contest

Dylan Westerweel

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.

Homme Fatale

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)

Jury is

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).

Jury says

“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.

Abdominoplasty by Steinbusch x Foot Care by Penn

Beauty and fashion

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.

Left: One outfit from the fashion collection ‘Abdominoplasty’ by Birgit Steinbusch (photo by Team Peter Stigter at Musis Arnhem, 2019). Right: ‘Foot Care’ by Irving Penn (New York, 1990 Silver dye bleach print © Condé Nast)

Mimi Berlin Bragging

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

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.

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Unlock, Becoming Collectie Arnhem 2019 Fashionshow

Collectie Arnhem 2019

UNLOCK, BECOMING

It’s that time of the year again: Collectie Arnhem 2019 is launched. Mimi Berlin Blogger Team went to see the fashion show at Loods 6 in the capital city of The Netherlands; Amsterdam. The images made for the 21st edition of Collectie Arnhem are promising already! We placed them below, what do you think? Nice, n’est pas!
The show itself lived up to that promise for sure.

collectiearnhem 2019 fashion campaign images models
Photography: Louise Te Poele Hair and Make-up: Dennis Krabben Models: Dorien van Linge, Manon Romeijn, Danny Choi

Lights, Music and Action

Tthe concrete hallway of Loods 6 was lit in lilac and 4 huge ventilators were placed in the middle. There were no chairs to be found, only black plastic square packages of, what we think was hay; for V.I.P’s to sit on. The ventilators were slowly rolled to the back of the runway and then it was time for: Lights, Music and Action. The rather graphic image of the back-lighted ventilators was maintained during the show; highlighting the silhouettes of the designs in full force black, like they should be. The (mostly) geometrical silhouettes had in common that they all were fashionably elongated (which is always a joy to the eye). To illustrate the effect it had on us, at Mimi Berlin: at one point KKK outfits, a Grobbebol and a Pierrot came to mind at the same time. Fun!

See the MimiMovies production below to get the image with that text!

Concept and Design

As for the story behind the concept and designs we suggest you read the folder, it’s very accurate and we couldn’t desribe it better ourselves. That seems lazy, but it is not. You must know that the average texts about fashion collections are an embellished, or even nonsensical, version of what you get to see. Not in this case, it is all the truth including the opening story. All 20 students and 3 tutors (Rens de waal, Lenn Cox and Dennis van der Broeck) spent a weekend together to create the footprint for the Unlock, Becoming Collectie Arnhem. And as always, we suggest you see the designs for yourself, that’s always the best way to get in the know!
To read on, just click the first image below.

Collectie Arnhem 2019 Unlock, Becoming fashionshow. Images via/more ArtEZ Arnhem Fashion Design photo’s: JW Kaldenbach

Second Chance to see this collection

No worries if you missed the fashion show because you have a second chance to see all the creations made by the third year students at the annual ArtEZ graduation fashion show this summer in June. We aren’t sure if you get to feel the same magic in another space but, hey, getting a second chance is always nice.

Follow Mimi Berlin’s Blog to stay in the know…. Click to see previous posts on Collectie Arnhem on this blog.

What is Collectie Arnhem?

Collectie Arnhem is a collective project in which third-year students of the Fashion Design bachelor at ArtEZ University of the Arts collaborate to develop, design and present a cohesive fashion collection. This project offers a laboratory-style environment where students research and explore diverse aspects of the process and the profession; questioning what fashion is and proposing what fashion can be. The project culminates in a fashion presentation to a professional audience, organized by the students themselves. Collectie Arnhem is made possible with the support of the ArtEZ University of the Arts and the Made in [Arnhem] campaign. Collectie Arnhem is initiated in 1999 by Alexander van Slobbe and Gisela Prager.

(copy/paste http://www.collectiearnhem.nl/)

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

Experiment with Parabolas by Johannes Offerhaus

Experiment with Parabolas by Johannes Offerhaus

Designer Johannes Offerhaus presented his ‘Experiment with Parabolas’ yesterday at Studio 80 in Amsterdam. Offerhaus spent a year creating this overwhelming collection-show-performance In which fashion and kinetics collide. ‘Experiment with Parabolas’ was (partly) funded by the Frans Molenaar Fashion Award which Johannes Offerhaus won last year, in 2016, the year he graduated at the fashion department of @ArtEZHogeschool Arnhem

(image credits/via ArtEZ Fashion Design Arnhem)

Lichting 2017 Fashion Design Award goes to Lizzy Stuyfzand

Lichting 2017 Fashion Design Award goes to Lizzy Stuyfzand

Yesterday (7/14/2017), on the second day of Amsterdam Fashionweek (MBFWA) Mini Berlin Blogger Team went to see the Lichting show (the annual contest for 14 graduating Dutch fashion design students) Lizzy Stuyfzand was the winner of the Lichting Award, for most promising talent, which is €10,000! Congratulations!! Ms Stuyfzand graduated last month at ArtEZ Arnhem with her menswear collection “Call me magpie” (see more about that here on this blog)

The second award, €3000; is ‘The Audience’s Favorite’ went to Sarah Bruylant of AMFI. The students participated to this lovely show were: Roos Boshart, Rachael Cheong, Annebel de Kok, Miro Hämäläinen, Karlijn Krijger and Ninamounah Langestraat (read more about them here lichting.nl) The winners truly deserved the prices they got, but we also rooted for Ninamounah Langestraat (Gerrit Rietveld Academy) her part of the Lichting show really stood out to us because of it’s very strong personality. Congratulations to all students; we wish you the best in your careers! xoxo Mimi

see some Mimi Berlin Party Snaps made at MBFWA July 2017 HERE Continue reading