Christopher Bailey gave Burberry the Rainbow Check
Christopher Bailey has been working for 17 years at the luxury brand Burberry, both as creative-director and later on also as CEO. He was responsible for the very succesful revamping of this classic brand, which is of course famous for it’s gabardine trench coats; lined with the, even better known, trademark plaid in beige, black and red. (created in 1924 and officially named ‘Nova check’).
The Rainbow Check
Mr Bailey is leaving the brand in March 2018 and will leave the company completely by the end of 2018. The last collection under his supervision: The February 2018 Show, is not only a gift to Burberry-Lovers but also to the LGBTQ+ community. The collection was dedicated “to and in support of, some of the best and brightest organizations supporting LGBTQ+ youth around the world”. There has never been a more important time to say that in our diversity lies our strength and our creativity.’ – Christopher Bailey
And so it happend: ‘The Rainbow Check’ was created. Iconic!
(A Swatch of the Rainbow Check, pinned to the invites for the Burberry fashionshow at London Fashion Week in February 2018.)
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)
Lizzy Stuyfzand and her models. Congratulations!
Finale at the Lichting show
Participants/voting at lichting show (image via mini berlin’s insta)
CATWALK AMSTERDAM FASHIONWEEK SS18 (credits:team peter stigter)
LICHTING 2017 LIZZY STUYFZAND CATWALK AMSTERDAM (credits:team peter stigter)FASHIONWEEK SS18
LICHTING 2017 SARAH BRUYLAND CATWALK (credits:team peter stigter)AMSTERDAM FASHIONWEEK SS18
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
Menswear shows in Paris: Rick Owens and Kenzo chose a similar kind of venue: Trend Alert! Buildings as a fashion show backdrop (a summer trend; it needs to be outside).This post is obviously not going to be a Mimi Runway report: we can’t see the actual clothes. But, what a spectacle it’s like the circus…..
Rick Owens’s fashion show for Spring-Summer 2018 was held at the courtyard of Palais de Tokyo / The finale of the KENZO Spring-Summer 2018 Men and Women’s show at the Lycée Camille Sée in Paris. (images via kenzo.com / i-d.vice.com)
What do Kate Moss, Tupac Shakur, and President Erdogan have in common? Yes! You guessed right: they have been holograms. Alexander Mcqueen turned Kate Moss into one at his fashion show for the winter 2006 season. In 2012 Tupac Shakur was projected (after his death) to perform with Snoop and Dr. Dre at Coachella. And, the least romantic use for this technique: the president of Turkey’s hologram gave a speech at a rally which he could’t visit in the flesh. What’s n.e.x.t.? Will we be hologramming eachother instead of texting? Probably!
Kate Moss at the fashion show by Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2006
Tupac Shakur at Coachella 2012
Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan at a political party meeting Izmir in 2014
(Click movies to go to you.be for credits)
There are loads more of examples like the ones above: but we chose these three because they illustrate perfectly how 3D projection has evolved from something conceptual (in this case high-end fashion) to plain main-stream use so rapidly.
Hologram is ofcourse an oldfashioned term nowadays its just a 3D projection.
“A hologram is a photographic recording of a light field, rather than of an image formed by a lens, and it is used to display a fully three-dimensional image of the holographed subject. In its pure form, holography requires the use of laser light for illuminating the subject and for viewing the finished hologram.” (for you nerds out there read more at wikipedia)
Yesterday the Kenzo x H&M show was held at Pier 36 in New York (Creative Director: Jean-Paul Goude/Music Director: Sam Spiegel/Choreography: Ryan Heffington) We thought it was a blast! We don’t agree much with the mass produced garments and policy sold by H&M; but we do hope the people in the streets, in 250 cities worldwide, will turn brighter and more pretty with this collection, only if it was for one season…….
From the H&M Press office:
The KENZO x H&M collection will be available in over 250 H&M stores worldwide, as well as online, from November 3.” Continue reading →