MBFWA Futura F/W 2016

MBFWA Futura F/W 2016

Futura is a “Dutch men’s- and womens wear fashion brand focusing on clean, minimalistic, timeless designs. Ran by Anne Bosman, Sanne Schepers and Tom Renema.” (read more goldfished.nl) and based in Deventer, The Netherlands.

The Futura collection for W2016 sure was Fresh & Clean! Schepers and Bosman managed to show a smart balance between everyday outfits and fun pieces! Mimi Berlin Blogger Team says; Auch Haben!
If you missed this show, no worries you can catch up with Futura at the SEEK fashion trade show in Berlin this week.

Dear Futura, thanks for the frontrow pic, we enjoyed the show very much, Thanks for inviting us. xoxo Mimi

Day 3 MBFWA Debutantes at Fashion Lab

Day 3  MBFWA Debutantes at Fashion Lab

Again, on the third day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam, Mimi Berlin Blogger Team went to see what the Dutch designer’s (and one designer from the Phillipines) want us, the public at MBFWA, to wear in the next Fashion-Winter-Season (that’s the Winter of 2016/2017). Mimi Berlin Blogger Team visited “Fashion-Lab” presentations by Anbasja Blanken, Happy Andrada and Esther Haamke.

Young, Amsterdam based, designer Anbasja Blanken presented her first collection, made under her own name, called “Day Dreamed”. Romantic-glittery-ruffled women’s evening wear based on “The cloud”, a poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley. (view previous work of Blanken here on this blog)
Phillipine based designer Happy Andrada and Amsterdam based Esther Haamke presented together during one show. International award winning Happy Andrada is also a bridal wear designer but she showed a sturdy evening wear collection for women. Esther Haamke showed the second collection she ever made; The “Fortune Collection”; colorful streetwear for men and women.

More on MBFWA Jan/2016 HERE on this blog


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Spring 2016 Men’s Wear Runway Review

Spring 2016 Men’s Wear Runway Review

4 days spent in the year 2016 and while it’s still wintertime we, at Mimi Berlin, feel it’s time to focus on the spring collections for men…..

Shine in red


Clouds and Bunnies

Childhood Allovers

Chinese bomber


Couture Winter 2016: Venues

Couture Winter 2016: Venues

By filtering out shows that were held on a traditional catwalk, we could divide the venues in two categories; House and Garden and Entertainment

Category; House and Garden
At Valentino they named the collection “Mirabilia Romae” which means “The Marvels of Rome” and that’s where they also took the audience: Showing outside at the flagship store at Piazza Mignanelli in Rome. (after giving a fashion-exhibition tour situated in 3  of the most stunning buildings of Rome) Also held in Rome, at the Galleria Borghese: The lavish opening event of the Azzedine Alaïa Couture/Sculpture exhibition. Dolce and Gabanna treated their guests to a  “Mid Summer’s Night” themed weekend in Portofino, they own a couple of properties there, which they used for presenting Fine Jewelry, Alta Moda, and Alta Sartoria collections. Also dinner and a party (with Kylie Minogue performing) were scheduled for this weekend. (be sure to read all about that here on vogue.com) At Christian Dior they just built a complete venue/installation/building with special light effects at the garden of the Rodin museum in Paris “The Garden of Delight”

Schiapparelli showed at the Place Vendôme salon with a make believe “Theatre d’Elsa” as backdrop. Fendi actually showed in a Théâtre (de Champs-Élysees) with a surrealist backdrop of Giorgio de Chirico’s Piazza d’Italia. RVDK presented in an empty, typical Parisian, apartment in the sixth arrondissement (that’s what starting fashion houses mostly do in Paris during the Couture Shows)

Category; Entertainment
Chanel faked a Casino, built in the Grand Palais, with actual gamblers (a.o. celebrities, actress Kirsten Stewart)as backdrop for the show. Viktor & Rolf gave a performance dressing and undressing models and then putting the dresses on the walls of he Palais de Tokyo museum. Charlie Le Mindu made use of the props at the Le Crazy Horse de Paris for his couture show.

Schiapparelli/Atelier Versace/Charlie le Mindu (images via http://nowfashion.com/categories/reviewing http://www.vogue.com/tag/season/fall-2015-couture/)
Fendi (images via http://www.vogue.com/slideshow/13280328/fendi-fall-2015-couture-backstage/#1)
Valentino (images via http://www.style.com/fashion-shows/fall-2015-couture/valentino / http://www.vogue.it/en/shows/oddities/2015/07/valentino-mirabilia-romae#ad-image
RVDK (image via http://www.percevalties.com/2015/07/ronald-van-der-kemp-fall-winter-2015.html)
Azzedine Alaïa (image via  http://www.vogue.it/en/shows/fashion-events/2015/07/azzedine-alaia-couture-sculpture#ad-image)
Chanel (images vis http://wwd.com/fashion-news/fashion-features/chanel-runway-set-karl-lagerfeld-casino-2015-10177366/)

Silk Satin Bomber Jacket

Silk Satin Bomber Jacket

The Resort 2016 shows for women came before the men’s pret-a-porter Spring 2016 fashion shows. What these “seasons” have in common is the (Chinese) Silk Satin Bomber Jacket. For men it is Louis Vuitton who really embraced this jacket the most: The Bomber’s were full force shiny, bright colored or in pastels and heavily embroidered. As you can see in the images above, LV was certainly not the only fashion house to show this garment. The jackets for women are more demure, and with a little less frequency seen. Also the fit is more retro eighties: Cropped to the waist. Maybe we’ll see them more and embelleshed at the women’s pret-a-porter shows for Spring 2016? We think so! For sure!

(all images via style.com)