Menswear Spring 2015: Dazzle Camouflage

Menswear Spring 2015: Dazzle Camouflage

In our report on the women’s wear collections for Fall 2014 we already noticed the Dazzle Camouflage Trend. Again, for Spring 2015, the collections for men were spruced up with these bright, confusing prints. We, at Mimi Berlin, are happy to see that because we are very fond of this kind of exuberant kind of colour blocking, always have. Walter van Beirendonk took it to the next level and created Dazzle faces to accompany the clothes, showing us exactly how this colorful camouflage principle actually can work (see pictures above). Of course Dazzle Camouflage doesn’t always have to go into extremeties like that; The diagonal stripes at Balmain, the blocking at Marni and all the other examples above will do the job as well. (images via

More Menswear for Spring 2015 on this blog

More Dazzle on this blog

Di Da Dazzle

Dazzle stripes

Vogue UK April 2011 Photo: Tim Walker Styling: Kate Phelan Dress: Marc Jacobs Sombrero: Prada

Small surveillance trailer nearby the American embassy, The Hague, The Netherlands.
Shoes by Alexander McQueen (may he rest in peace)

Mercury/Planetaria, 2001, Pyuupiru, photo: Masayuki Yoshinaga thahanks Zootmagazine
UP chair, 2000, B&B Italia by Gaetano Pesce

Fur Free exhibition at the Hortus Botanicus

Fur Free is an initiative of Jojanneke van der Veer aka DJ Wannabeastar and Femke Dekker of My Little Underground and supported by the Dutch foundation Bont voor Dieren (Fur For Animals). During Amsterdam Fashion week (till Jan 30th) you can visit the fur free exhibition at The Hortus Botanicus

LEW, fake orange blood and tears (no sweat)
Bas Kosters, fakefurryfunbunny outfits
Bas Kosters, voodoo dolls
And Beyond, camouflage. Auch Haben !!!
Hester Vlamings, friendly roadkill
And Beyond, notice the crystal eyes!
Antoine Peters, teary eyes pasted on fake fur

We must say we had a very pleasant saturday afternoon ! Hortus is always a comforting place to be, but Hortus AND fashion is even better.  Two of Hollands finest, Caroline Fuchs and Maarten Spruyt, are responsible for the fabulous styling of this event. That figures….it made our day, today was a good day.

Alexander Wang (bags)
marni or prada?
As we left we got the cherry on the cake; happy newlyweds. (the groom has to buy tickets…tsssss)