Maison Alaïa the Digital Store

Maison Alaïa

The ultimate designer clothes, from Alaïa, who sadly passed away last year, are brought back to live in the shape of Maison Alaïa. And to be more specific: its first digital store which exclusevily carries the New Edition Collection, a series of iconic pieces selected from the Azzedine Alaïa archive. Make sure to visit this site, even if it’s only once.

New Edition Collection

“Each of these garments will be made to the exact specifications and rigorous construction insisted upon by Mr. Alaïa himself and in the original fabrics or, should these no longer be available, in new materials inspired by them. Garments will carry a label according to the year this design was first shown.”

Maison Alaïa
(imagecredits: Maison Alaïa)

Flagship Stores

Current season Maison Alaïa ready-to-wear, shoes, and accessories will be available, also
the ‘Les Intemporels’ which are classic pieces. And if that isn’t enough for you: there are two Alaïa flagships stores, one in in Paris and one in London. Continue reading

Dutch Fashion Design Prizes 2018

Dutch Fashion Design Prizes 2018

It’s that season of the year again! It’s raining (fashion) design prizes in The Netherlands! There are many winners, so we will only mention the fashion designers (just because we can). Bas Kosters was awarded with the annual ‘Fashion Stipend’ by the Prins (Prince) Bernhard Cultuurfonds (Culturefund). Johannes Offerhaus, Maison the Faux, Scheuller de Waal and Lisa Konno were the fashion designers amongst the 24 winners of the ‘Dutch Design Awards 2018’

Congratulations to you all!

(images by Mimi Berlin and via baskosters.com / www.dutchdesignawards.nl)

Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds

Thanks to a gift from an anonymous patron, the ‘Cultuurfonds Mode Stipendium
of €50,000 is awarded annually. Continue reading

ArtEZ Arnhem Fashion Shows 60th Edition 2018

At the Arnhem Fashion Shows 2018

The fashion design students at ArtEZ Arnhem got to show their talent at the city theatre ‘Musis Sacrum‘. Featuring the collections of this year’s fashion graduates, 20 of them in total; 16 Bachelors and 4 Masters. Also including CollectieArnhem 2018, ànd work by the first- and second-year BA fashion students. We, Mimi Berlin Bloggerteam, (in particular Herr Kaldenbach) took (backstage) photo’s for y’all who could’t be there.ArtEZ Arnhem Fashion Shows 60th Edition 2018

Graduating Students 16 + 4 = 20

Anna Bernal, Iris Baumbacht, Emmy Hermans, Nina Pen, Merrit Koek, Dennis Schreuder, Alicia Minnard, Douwe de Boer, Amarens Joustra, Amber Willemtzijn, Guusje de Bruin, Naomi Marcela, Mehdi Mashayekhi, Sarah Kerbosch, Jolijn Corporaal and Maria van Steenhoven: 16 BA Students. Emma Wessel, Henriette Zimmerma, Gala Borovic and Manon Gondek: 4 MA students.

Projects by 1 + 2 + 3th year students

The Project ‘Biuqs’ designed by the first year students, executed in neon orange and (off)white only, opened the show. Second year students worked within the team ‘Fashion Galore’ presenting the results in an over-the-top, make-believe fashion-shoot. And the annual CollectieArnhem showed the 2018 version of the project for the second time this year.

(Images by JW Kaldenbach at the first and second show 7/06/18.
We did our best to figure out placing all the names at the correct collections….if we made a mistake please let us know! xoxo MIMI) Click HERE for MORE Images.

Anniversary 60 + 20 =

This was the 60th fashion show held by the fashion department at ArtEZArnhem (university of the arts). And the 20 year anniversary of the ‘CollectieArnhem’ project.
ArtEZArnhem certainly succeeded to turn this show into a small celebration! Continue reading

Fashion Design at the DDW17

Fashion Design at the DDW17

If you like fashion design, the following places at the Dutch Design Week of 2017 may be of interest to you: Continue reading

UCWHY Fashion Design from Belgium Presented at Cristofori in Amsterdam

UCWHY Fashion Design from Belgium at Cristofori in Amsterdam

The fashion label UCWHY presented it’s second collection yesterday (Sept 5th) at Cristofori in Amsterdam. Just as the presentation in Antwerp, where the brand is based, the venue was filled with flowers. Artistic Director Wim Bruynooghe completed a casual, or relaxed, ànd festive collection. Yes you’ve read it correctly: these opposite styles come together very well in the Spring-Summer ’18 collection by UCWHY! The brand choose to work with high-end fabrics in a daring and flashy colorscheme. Also nice to know: the collections are produced in Europe.

UCWHY was founded by Anne Chapelle (founder and CEO of BVBA 32, the parent company of well-known Belgian brands Ann Demeulmeester and Haider Ackermann. UCWHY will be sold at Menage à Trois in Amsterdam


A short clip starting with the designer Wim Bruynoogh posing for the press (flash flash) Continue reading

Lichting 2017 Fashion Design Award goes to Lizzy Stuyfzand

Lichting 2017 Fashion Design Award goes to Lizzy Stuyfzand

Yesterday (7/14/2017), on the second day of Amsterdam Fashionweek (MBFWA) Mini Berlin Blogger Team went to see the Lichting show (the annual contest for 14 graduating Dutch fashion design students) Lizzy Stuyfzand was the winner of the Lichting Award, for most promising talent, which is €10,000! Congratulations!! Ms Stuyfzand graduated last month at ArtEZ Arnhem with her menswear collection “Call me magpie” (see more about that here on this blog)

The second award, €3000; is ‘The Audience’s Favorite’ went to Sarah Bruylant of AMFI. The students participated to this lovely show were: Roos Boshart, Rachael Cheong, Annebel de Kok, Miro Hämäläinen, Karlijn Krijger and Ninamounah Langestraat (read more about them here lichting.nl) The winners truly deserved the prices they got, but we also rooted for Ninamounah Langestraat (Gerrit Rietveld Academy) her part of the Lichting show really stood out to us because of it’s very strong personality. Congratulations to all students; we wish you the best in your careers! xoxo Mimi

see some Mimi Berlin Party Snaps made at MBFWA July 2017 HERE Continue reading