Hacked Store at the Temporary Fashion Museum

Hacked Store at the Temporary Fashion Museum

The garments by label Van Slobbe Van Benthum were launched earlier, in June 2015, as Hacked 1.0, in a pop-up (or hacked) store at Hotel Droog in Amsterdam.

During the, previously opened Temporary Fashion exhibition at the Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam, Dutch fashion designers Alexander van Slobbe and Francisco van Benthum again “hacked” (are on exhibit) a space; the second floor of the museum. The duo created the Hacked Store to explain and comment on the fashion industry and to explore a new way to position themselves and fashion designers in general, in this fast, commercial industry. The base of the Van Slobbe Van Benthum collection is the over-production of garments. They give new life to these “left-overs” (T-Shirts, bags etc.) by altering them. The VSVB designs, for men and women, can be bought at the “Hacked Store” as well. If you are a fan of these designers we suggest you go hop hop hop to the Hacked Shop.

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Read and see more on the Temporary Fashion exhibition HERE on this Blog

The Temporary Fashion Museum

The Temporary Fashion Museum

All you ever wanted to know about fashion; it’s ins and outs. International recent pret-a-porter, how it feels to wear high heels, collecting and buying (vintage) couture, history; how Dutch people handled fashion,  d.i.y., recycling, production processes and knowledge on waste produced in the fashion industry, the making of fashion icons and more background information trough interviews, movies, tours and workshops. The exhibition is partly permanent; view the Temporary Fashion Museum site for changes and information. Open from September 13, 2015 through May 8, 2016 at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam.

The exhibition is spread out over the entire building, which is 3 stories high. Continue reading

Cher in Marc Jacobs Winter 2015 Campaign

Cher in Marc Jacobs Winter 2015 CampaignCher in Marc Jacobs Winter 2015 Campaign

Cher, the ageless singer/actress/icon, is the new model for the Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter 2015 campaign. How lovely she sits there in the red, almost like a porcelain Victorian doll, posing for photographer David Sims. The picture above is taken from @themarcjacobs instagram, posted 3 days ago. Yes, we know it’s not breaking news anymore….

More than a Nice Read; Alexander Fury explains why designers are turning to stars (independent.co.uk)

Fashion Illustration by Linda Reinders

Linda Reinders is a freelance fashion illustrator based in Paris.
With over 25 years of experience as an illustrator in the fashion industry, she worked for numerous brands and forecasting companies worldwide, visualizing their collections, accessories, trends and visions. She does this with a remarkable skill and really brings clothes and fashion to life with her pen! We are in awe of her work!

Recapping Fall 2014 Fashion Trends

Recapping Fashion Trends by Mimi Berlin, noticed on the runway shows for Fall 2014: Neatly organized so you won’t miss out on any story! Just click on the title to go to the full posts on this blog. xoxo Mimi Berlin

Razzle Dazzle


Fairy Tale: Little red Riding Hood mimiberlin_trend_ridinghood

Fairy Tale: Glamour Dreams

Oversized Comfort


Postmodern Prints


Huge Street-Art-Faces at Pradamimiberlin_prada_murals

Fall 2014 Menswear Prada
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(Pre-) Fall 2014: All that Fur

Fall 2014 Menswear Shows: Sweaters and Scarvesmimi_berlin_trend_men_sweaters

Cold Method

Cold Method showed on the last day of Amsterdam Fashion Week. The place was packed, all seats were taken and there were many people standing to see their Spring/Summer collection for 2014. Cold Method is a label with a fresh take on casual wear ranging to clothes more suitable for the office. The usual suspects like checks, stripes, color and fabric blocking were incorporated to match a cheeky rock ‘n roll vibe.

(These photo’s are an impression of the show, venue and crowd, for more clear photo’s of the clothes best go to Team Peter Stigter)
This was the last collection for Dieter de Cock, after about 3 years at Cold Method he will be pursuing his career at Calvin Klein. From now on designer Karen van der Zon will be responsible for the Cold Method collections. Karen left JC Rags to join the Cold Method team. Yeah! Gratuliere Dear Karen.