Rupert von Rom Dries van Noten Inspirations on exhibit in Antwerp

Dries van Noten Inspirations on exhibit in Antwerp

The other day we, Mimi Berlin, visited the exhibition “Inspirations” by Dries van Noten, in the couturier’s home town of Antwerp, Belgium.
What a great exibithion! And SO marvelously well designed!

Usually in fashion you have to make do with inspirational images on paper, but Dries van Noten shows us the real thing; On show, next to his designs, are Picasso, Damien Hirst, Balenciaga, Balmain, Worth, and many others …….all in the flesh!
Many inspirational movies and fashion shows are beautifully incorporated throughout the transformed fashion museum. Also the sense of smell is an important factor; a scent to accompany your vision can be smelled by touching different walls.
If you haven’t already; make sure you go and see the Inspirations of Dries van Noten. The exhibition was initiated and realized by Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris (01/03-02/11/14), we were told it’s a bit different and smaller in Antwerp. But the new version in Antwerp stays true to its original incarnation in Paris, highlighting the sources of Dries Van Noten’s inspiration by juxtaposing his creations with emblematic past and present works of art and fashion, again curated by Pamela Golbin (chief curator of 20th-century and contemporary fashion and textiles at Les Arts Décoratifs.) and adapted for the MoMu by Arter, the agency that designed the original exhibition for Les Arts Décoratifs.

Dries van Noten Inspirations, MoMu, February 13 – July 19, 2015.

Our must-see expert Rüpert von Rom posted earlier on “Inspiration” including a video of Dries van Noten talking about the exhibition. Continue reading

Ich Will Ein Fisch Im Wasser Sein

gem_kingdom_x_mimi_berlin_fish_im_wasser Gem Kingdom x Mimi Berlin, 2014. (Assembled Bronze/1980s pressed glass/Axa Bike Lamp)  Ich Will ein Fisch im Wasser Sein is a statuette made with found objects which doubles as a lamp. It is the first collaboration by the Gem Kingdom and Mimi Berlin Specials Ich Will ein Fisch im Wasser Sein is made by hand and can be made to order, all UNIQUE pieces. Please contact Mimi Berlin for more information.
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Vous etes Ici Youasme

Vous etes Ici Youasme. According to Mimi Berlin’s December Calender we should have visited the youasme measyou Fancy Pop-Up Store at The Guesthouse of Gallery Vous Etes Ici in Amsterdam last week. We didn’t, we could’t make it last weekend, but yesterday we finally went.


Of course we’d already seen the Winter knitwear collection 2013 by Youasme but were surprised by new work! In honour of this Pop-Up store they made assemblies; new designs made with garments from previous collections: Pret-à-Portér recycled into Couture! Yes, these pieces are made by hand! We always have been a big fan of Youasme and these garments are, again, really to die for! (and, no, we are not biased) Since Gallery Vous etes Ici is an art gallery, we also saw “The Multiple Show #3”. Artworks in an edition of 5, by several artists. These works, friendly priced up to € 2.000,00, also helped to make our afternoon more than enjoyable. Please read the captions below the pictures for more detailed information about all the lovely work we got to see.

Gallery VOUS ETES ICI, Ms. van Riemsdijkweg 41A Amsterdam-Noord (Pontje to Buikslotermeer >1/2 minute walk) The Multiple Show #3 and the Pop-Up-Shop can be visited until December 22, 2013. Open: Wednesday – Sunday 12.00-18.00 hours and on request.