In the early 1990s, the fashion world changed drastically; “Deconstruction” was born. Let’s watch this documentary toninght and get some insight. It is in German, sorry for that…… Anti Fashion; 2012 Directed by Olivier Nicklaus. Produced by Arte France, Lalala Productions.
“In the early 1990s, with the economic crisis, the first Gulf War and the devastation caused by AIDS, fashion reflected the times. It was sombre, desperate and sometimes violent. Clothing underwent deconstruction and recycling, and fashion shows became fashion performances. Fashion would never be the same again.-A riveting tale of interwoven destinies, recreating the feeling of an era, pulsating the energy of an epic novel.
A tale of creativity, money, egos, successes… and falls.”
Simply because of the fact that it’s the first week of 2017 we, at Mimi Berlin, decided to spend this week in bed. We understand that not everyone is this privileged; so, if you really need to be outside here are some tips to cosy up on the cold winter streets >>>>>>>>>>
1980s puffer coat from Bill Blass
Duvet Coat by Maison Margiela fall/winter 1999–2000 (Screenshot from The Artist Is Absent: A Short Film On Martin Margiela | by YOOX Group)
attributed to Hiroaki Ohya (大矢寛朗), 1999. But we, at Mimi Berlin aren’t sure about that….
VS Stress, Nina Uchida photographed by Takashi Homma for Gap September 1999
Joo Youn Paek, Pillowig (2005)
louise bourgeois photo by alex van gelder. from his book Mumbling Beauty Louise Bourgeois, 2015
1970s sleeping bag coat by Norma Kamali
‘Peace of history: John Lennon’s ‘Bed Peace’ art will be familiar ifyou’ve watched footage of his and Yoko’s famous under-duvet protestsin the 1960s – this artwork is expected to bring $100,000 The felt-tip pen on foam board art’s provenance goes back to John and Yoko’s seven-day “bed-in for peace” held in 1969.’ (via justcollecting.com)
UNITED KINGDOM – CIRCA 1925: Giraffe women of Burma. London, about 1930. (Photo by Harlingue/Roger Viollet/Getty Images)
ca 1935: Three Padaung women play cards. Image: Keystone/Getty Images (via mashable)
A policeman in London directing three giraffe necked women from Burma along Elgin Avenue, London. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)
Vier “Giraffenfrauen” aus Burma bei ihrer Ankunft in London, Victoria Station. Photographie. England. 1. 4. 1936. Four Padaung-women from Burma at their arrival in London, Victoria Station. Photograph. England. April 1st 1936.
“The Kayan Lahwi people, also known as Padaung, are a minority ethnic group with populations in Burma and Thailand. Padaung women are famous for their distinctive custom of wearing brass coils around their necks.” (read more at mashable.com) Once upon a time in 1935 these so called “giraffewomen” visited London. This journey was captured in black and white. We think these images, of cultures colliding, are truly wonderful and very inspiring. ( All Getty Images via viralnova.com/vintag.es )
It’s things-from-the-past-you-should-see-week, an educational program at Mimi Berlin.
In en uit de Mode, 2000 jaar modevormgeving; Kostuumgeschiedenis op een modieuze manier behandeld; dat kom je niet vaak tegen, en zeker niet geschreven in het Nederlands. Dit boek, gemaakt door Karin Schaknat, vormgegeven door Glamcult Studio, is al in 2014 uitgebracht en heeft een fijne balans tussen hoeveelheid tekst en foto’s. (Misschien heeft iedereen het al in de kast staan?)
image via paagman.nl
image via paagman.nl
In en uit de Mode is een lekker dik boek met informatie over 2000 jaar modevormgeving. Geen droge kost met louter feiten over baleinen, kazuivels enz, maar een leesbaar boek/naslagwerk wat de uitspraak “one day you’re in the next day you’re out” compleet teniet doet. Kortom; een boek met een realistische en intelligente kijk op modevormgeving. (ISBN: 9789089895967 terralannoo/artez press)
Kate Bush was photographed by Claude Vanheye back in the seventies, they were beautiful pictures, as seen below. We were told that some of the pictures were banned because her breasts were showing. You must know that Ms Bush was under the age of twenty at that time, our guess is that these pictures were taken in 1978 when she was 19 years old and her debut song Wuthering Heights was topping the charts. Kate Bush wearing an outfit by Fong Leng photographed by Claude Vanheye (Photo from Volkskant Aug/31/2012 (via thestoryteller1618.com)
Looking at the pictures now, 35 years later they seem quite prudent, times have changed.
All photo’s of Kate Bush by Claude Vanheye, all dresses by Fong Leng (img via katebushforum)