UCWHY Fashion Design from Belgium Presented at Cristofori in Amsterdam

UCWHY Fashion Design from Belgium at Cristofori in Amsterdam

The fashion label UCWHY presented it’s second collection yesterday (Sept 5th) at Cristofori in Amsterdam. Just as the presentation in Antwerp, where the brand is based, the venue was filled with flowers. Artistic Director Wim Bruynooghe completed a casual, or relaxed, ànd festive collection. Yes you’ve read it correctly: these opposite styles come together very well in the Spring-Summer ’18 collection by UCWHY! The brand choose to work with high-end fabrics in a daring and flashy colorscheme. Also nice to know: the collections are produced in Europe.

UCWHY was founded by Anne Chapelle (founder and CEO of BVBA 32, the parent company of well-known Belgian brands Ann Demeulmeester and Haider Ackermann. UCWHY will be sold at Menage à Trois in Amsterdam

A short clip starting with the designer Wim Bruynoogh posing for the press (flash flash) Continue reading

Rik Wouters & The Private Utopia

Rik Wouters & The Private Utopia

Mr & Mrs J. went to see this exhibition at the MoMu in Antwerp.

Thank you Mr & Mrs J. for this visual report it is much appreciated.

“This exhibition is a partnership between MoMu – Fashion Museum Antwerp and the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (kmska) to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of painter Rik Wouters in 2016. The exhibition brings together work by Rik Wouters from the KMSKA collection and pieces by contemporary artists and fashion designers.” (read more www.momu.be)

Divine Decadence at Gaasbeek Castle

Divine Decadence at Gaasbeek Castle

Mrs and Mrs J. went to Gassbeek in Belgium the other day.
They visited the exhibition Divine Decadence  at Gaasbeek’s Castle and took some snaps for us.
Thank you Mr And Mrs J.
xoxo Mimi

“Divine Decadence, an exhibition in collaboration with Mechelen-based theatre group Abattoir Fermé, will be bringing to life the Decadent cult book A Rebours by Joris-Karl Huysmans in Gaasbeek Castle. It will start on 27 March. Continue reading

Banana Lamps by Studio Job

Banana Lamps by Studio Job

It’s Banana Time!Banana Lamps by Studio JobBanana Show; Solo-exhibition ‘drawings and objects’/Book presentation Desegnaĵoj/Launch of Dutch designers Studio Job edition of the Range Rover Evoque/Friday 7 August/17 September 2015 at Samuel Vanhoegaerden Gallery in Knokke Belgium


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

Mosaert Capsule Collection n°1

Belgian singer-songwriter Paul Van Haver, better known as Stromae, has joined the Brussels-based label Mosaert as artistic director (an anagram of Stromae) to launch a capsule collection. Mosaert Capsule Collection n°1 is a collection of clothing designed by Luc Junior Tam, inspired by English Grammar Schools and African wax prints and colors. Mosaert is a Belgian creative label which designs not only clothes but gets busy with music, graphic design, photography and video as well. We, at Mimi Berlin ordered us some socks online.

(image courtesy of Mosaert/Thanks TG and MvR)