RVDK showing at Couture Week Paris

RVDK showing at Couture Week Paris

The letters RVDK stand for Ronald van der Kemp, a Dutch fashion designer who started his own first demi-couture label, for Fall 2015: RVDK. He and his team have been slowly working towards the opportunity to show, officially, in Paris during Couture Week, June 2017. (showing the collection for Fall/Winter 2018). That’s kind of a big deal; you have to be a member of the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode. Other Dutch fashion designers showing this season are Iris van Herpen, Viktor & Rolf and Belgian designers A.F. Vandervorst. (Obviously we are rooting for the BeNeLux)

Gratuliere to you all at RVDK!

See more Images of the A/W 2017-2018 RVDK/Ronald vd Kemp collection HERE at www.elle.it
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MBFWA Opening Night; Dutch Heritage.

MBFWA Opening Night; Dutch Heritage.

 Now that’s a good idea! Opening Mercedez Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam with a “Dutch Heritage” program. We are especially interested in the last show of the opening evening named Couture & Crafts; an overview show with (vintage) fashion by Dutch couturiers and designers dating from 1960 to 2016. As you all know we adore vintage Dutch fashion heritage, we even based a couple of our Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fests on Dutch designers such as Fong Leng and Dick Holthaus using vintage outfits from the kabinet-vintage-depot collection. We hope tickets are still available!
The Making Of… The Campaign Visual for Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam January 2016; Together with partners Mercedes-Benz, Make-up Studio, Elite models, Team Peter Stigter, Jurlights, Tommy Hagen and Westergasfabriek, FashionWeek Nederland developed a new campaign visual with model Milou and the dress created by Jef Montes.” (video via fashionweek-nederland)

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Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #4

Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #4Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #4

Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #4; us wearing Dick Holthaus, October 2015. With this self-portrait we want to remember Dutch Couturier Dick Holthaus, who sadly passed away this year. The portrayed are wearing VintageDeluxe outfits designed by Dick Holthaus in the 1960s.*

From left to right: Mimi Berlin, family of Mimi Berlin and family of Dick Holthaus. All the portrayed are working the creative fields of fashion. Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #4: us wearing Dick Holthaus, is a photo-montage made by Mimi Berlin©2015

We really would like to thank the following people very much for their generousity, kindness, time and knowledge: JW Kaldenbach, Ferry van der Nat and Ulrike Träge (collectioneurs of (vintage) clothing), The Vintage Snatcher (bijoux), Petra Kamphuis, Milou van Rossum, Gümmischtuck, Joey Holthaus, Baukje Bies, Amber Jansen, Machteld Schouten, Manon Schaap and Wendelien Daan

These outfits (and more iconic pieces of Dutch fashion) can be seen and touched at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam at the “Collected By” part of the exhibition; Temporary Fashion Museum (13/09/2015 – 08/05/2016)

* (minus men’s wear/the far left: 2 piece suit: Hanro for Gerzon/middle top 2 piece suit: ILGWU; International Ladies Garment Worker Union imported from the USA)

…..And more information about this work HERE

View previous Mimi Berlin’s Fashion Fests HERE