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.”
Martin Margiela is also named the seventh member of the Antwerp six The Artist Is Absent: A Short Film On Martin Margiela; The exclusive documentary produced by YOOX Group and directed by New York filmmaker Alison Chernick.
Duvet Coat by Maison Margiela fall/winter 1999–2000 (Screenshot from The Artist Is Absent: A Short Film On Martin Margiela | by YOOX Group)
Maison Martin Margiela (founded 1988), fall/winter 1999–2000, cotton, feather. Purchase, Gould Family Foundation Gift, in memory of Jo Copeland, 2010 (via metmuseum.org)
We, at Mimi Berlin, think that the Duvet Coat from Martin Margiela for Fall/Winter 1999 is an iconic fashion design. We also think that many more designs by Mr Margiela himself are iconic.
Florist Lisa Waud has bought 2 abandoned houses in Detroit (for $500,-) and created The Flower House Project. In October 2015 she (and other florists) will fill the house with up to 100,000 flowers. After seeing the photo’s above taken from the preview of this project, held in May 2015 with 400 flowers, we, at Mimi Berlin, know that is something we definitely would like to visit!
The aesthetic part for this project was inspired by the art of Christo, and the couture 2012 Christian Dior show in Paris. After the The Flower House event in October the abandoned houses will be taken down (and recycled) to make room for flowers to grow.
“The hope that this deconstruction and land repurposing will inspire others to see abandoned structures as platforms for art and business, and to use them in an environmentally responsible way,” – Lisa Waud.