Who doesn’t know the fashion label ‘Viktor and Rolf’? If you don’t, no worries; you have a chance to see their work at the Rotterdam based Kunsthal. ‘Viktor and Rolf-Fashion Artists 25 Years’ the exhibition (made in collaboration with the Dutch designers and Canadian curator Thierry-Maxime Loriot.) is made with a great eye for detailing and fashion. The garments are wonderful and so are the installations and dolls! In a nutshell: Why don’t you visit the exhibition which celebrates Viktor and Rolf‘s 25th anniversary in fashion at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam!? Visit our YouTube Channel for some video’s we made.
Dutch Brand pols potten celebrates it’s 30th Anniversary
Mimi Berlin joined the party to celebrate, and take partysnaps for WOTH Wonderful Things Magazine. Founding editor of WOTH magazine, Mary Hessing, got commisioned to make the book ‘Family of Things’; 30 years pols potten, which was launched at the party as well. Taking snaps at this event was our little congratulaions present to her. More reason to celebrate was the introduction of the new Gervasioni Collection to the store with furniture designed by, amongst others, Paola Navone and Patricia Urquiola. So, if you need to decorate your home any time soon we suggest you visit the pols potten shop in Amsterdam to see some Italian design.
on the left; The cover of the book ‘Family of Things’; 30 years pols potten
Mary Hessing of Woth Magazine
on the right Giovanni Gervasoni and Arnoud Meijer of pols potten
from the archives of pols potten
Frans Piek, stylsit at pols potten and his sister
Marette Buist and Annet Ekkel
‘Martha’ and ‘Bertha’ tealight holders designed by Marette Buist for pols potten
Although you can’t see it on the images above the place was packed; see more snaps taken at this event HERE
Do you remember Xuly Bët? The fashion labelXuly Bët by Lamine Badian Kouyaté was a HOT label back in the ninetees of the previous century. The recycling of clothes was the hottest thing happening back then, imagine: Wall Street (the movie) was very mainstream. The Xuly Bët collection has been awarded with the Creator of the Year award by the New York Times in 1994 and received the ANDAM award in 1996. The collection was also a part of the Africa 2005 exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Xuly Bet’s clothes also reminded us of the work by artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Xuly Bët, Fall 1994, Multicolor recycled wool and red nylon
Fall 1994 via http://www.oliobymarilyn.com/2012/09/day-5-nyc-fit-museum-luxury-shoes-mma.html
Philistines by Basquiat
Today you can buy the Xuly Bet collection online but it has a different vibe now, it seems a bit cheap and uninteresting (That same kind of change that happened to our once favorite brand Fiorruci) (Images courtesy of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology)
Brand and Webdesign for HairSalon TATI by Appdikted @Mimi Berlin
Appdikted designed the site for the Dutch hairsalon Tati Kappers (tr from Dutch: hairdressers) The graphics on this site are also designed by Appdikted as well as the image of the splash page, which is a photo of the Shopfront, or rather the Salonfront. This site was build in Adobe Dreamweaver by the multi-talented A. (don’t dare to mention the name again!)
We, at Mimi Berlin think this is a lovely site, and so did our cliënts! tati.nl