Moncler Genius opens Milan Fashion Week

MonclerGenius opens Milan Fashion Week

Yesterday Milan Fashion Week opened with a mastrodont of a fashion presentation held by Moncler. Introducing the ‘Moncler Genius’ project for fall/winter 2018, in which eight (8!) designers, or fashion houses, collaborated with the brand. Our personal favorite are the designs by Pierpaolo Piccioli, the creative director at Valentino. He transformed the, now so very trendy, ‘puffa coat’ into a couture-like-cape silhouette, using beautiful color combinations. (see those below)

Graig Green and the Grenoble line

Also a personal favorite are the designs by Graig Green. Mr Green created Super Men, Transformers, Space Travelers, Polar Voyagers or whatever you want to name them: he took the concept of protective-wear to the max! Continue reading

Mini Runway Report F/W 18 Prada

Mini Runway Report F/W 18 Prada

Mimi Berlin watched the Prada show via livestream (prada.com) in the comfort of her own headquarters (praise technology!) and she has something to say about that fashion show. In a nutshell; first impression published on instagram.

And we’re off to the convention center. Which is also our holiday spot for this year. We are global citizens, wordly wanderers. We are proteced from the cold by High-tech gear, we don’t need socks. Our summer outfits are padded and printed. Our work-wear is made from padded nylon and other thick high-tech cloth (or is that wool?) the colors are in tonal hues of black, yellow, purple, brown and green.

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Experiment with Parabolas by Johannes Offerhaus

Experiment with Parabolas by Johannes Offerhaus

Designer Johannes Offerhaus presented his ‘Experiment with Parabolas’ yesterday at Studio 80 in Amsterdam. Offerhaus spent a year creating this overwhelming collection-show-performance In which fashion and kinetics collide. ‘Experiment with Parabolas’ was (partly) funded by the Frans Molenaar Fashion Award which Johannes Offerhaus won last year, in 2016, the year he graduated at the fashion department of @ArtEZHogeschool Arnhem

(image credits/via ArtEZ Fashion Design Arnhem)

Schueller de Waal Collection Spring-Summer 2018 Compulsory Shenanigans

Schueller de Waal Collection Spring-Summer 2018 Compulsory Shenanigans

Schueller de Waal is a Dutch independent fashion label which showed their 9th collection ‘Compulsory Shenanigans’ for Spring-Summer 2018, yesterday evening (Sept 6th) in Tower 4 of the World Fashion Center in Amsterdam. The designers, Rens de Waal and Philipp Schueller, went Big, Large and More! They set themselves the task to measure up to show like the huge and established fashion houses do; within, and embracing the limitations they have as a small and independent fashion label.”Serious fashion…not so serious” as Schueller de Waal stated. Fun! We like that at Mimi Berlin.

(image credits: Mimi Blogger Team)

The average fashion show, held by established designers like Chanel for instance, has a few ingredients to dazzle the audience with. Schueller de Waal incorporated some of these ingredients in a playful manner by presenting lot’s of looks (worn by many models) including 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

Closing Show at Amsterdam Fashionweek by Maison The Faux

Closing Show at Amsterdam Fashionweek by Maison The Faux: FAUXmosapien

Maison The Faux are Tessa de Boer and Joris Suk, they are based in The Netherlands. (read more about MtF Here on this blog) Let us begin by describing the show venue at the Westergasfabriek. It was filled with 12, neatly lined up, Ergoline Prestige1600 tanning machines. If you didn’t know these were sunbeds you could easily imagine yourself being in the hibernation room of a spaceship traveling in time (think Aliën or A Space Odyssey for example) Anyways: it all looked great! Placed at the beginning of the catwalk, in front of the huge movie screen, was a centered ‘check-in desk’ with an entertaining performance by 3 hostesses. All this looked like something Mr. Lagerfeld could come up with for a Chanel Show…. Okay; enough about the inspiration/dreamed-up world Maison the Faux shared with us, the audience, after all this was a fashion show. The collection was divers within it’s design-format: it included extreme looks (so-called ‘experimental’) with a follow up on more wearable designs (so-called ‘commercial’) In our opinion covering both qualities in one collection is an intelligent and strong way of communicating with the audience. It helps you to understand (unconsciously or not) why you need that striped dress (and the photographed outfits below). Without kidding; communicating by means of fashion isn’t an easy thing to accomplish, but SO nice when it happens! Don’t worry if you missed this show; there will be a second chance to see it at New York Fashion Week in September.


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