Obviously it’s winter time. It’s cold, nee, it’s Freezing. This awful weather makes us remember the furry designer chair we saw at the BD Barcelona showroom in Spain last summer. The armchair is named ‘Invisible Personage’, it’s created (or: extracted from the “Singularities” painting, by Salvador Dali in 1935. During those years Dalí completed a series with absent figures, which he called invisible personages.) by Oscar Tusquets, inspired by Dali and from the Dali series of designs by Oscar Tusquets. Mr Tusquets is a multi-talented person: an architect, painter and designer of furniture and other products. In his younger years he and Salavador Dali were friends. Tusquets, being one of the founders of the brand BD, produced the plastic Dalilips couch chair in 1975 together with the surrealist painter. This is the Invisible Personage armchair, the latest design from Dalí-inspired design series (2016) at BD Barcelona, made in a limited edition of 20 pieces. It will keep you warm but, unfortunately; this chair is an artpiece, can it really be used as a seater? We wonder how, whomever bought the chair (with the bowl on top of it) uses and cleans it? Continue reading →
Fur seems to be IN for Fall 2014, these images show us that you can use it anywhere; On your head, like the voodoo Queen (shot by Steven Meisel) or combined in a more minimal way, with your comfy knitted sweater (from Marni) it doesn’t matter, as long as the fur is hairy and abundantly visible (more on fur for 2014 on this blog)
Warrior Stance, photography by Steven Klein for W Magazine .(via /thebrokenface.tumblr)
Marni winter 2014 (via wgsn)
Warrior Stance/W Magazine, March 2014/Photographer: Steven Klein/Stylist: Edward Enninful/Models: Maria Borges, Lily Donaldson, Joan Smalls, Jamie Bochert, Catherine McNeil, Daria Strokous, Meghan Collison, & boys. See more of that editorial HERE)
Feathers are the main styling device for the designers, mixed with fur, wovens or knits, any idea you come up with for using feathers; just do it! Same goes for prints and allovers; birds, ranging from spring chickens to the peacock, all kinds of bird-varieties passed at the the fall 2014 shows.
The Bird Watchers
Band of outsiders
The bird watchers have to keep warm, for Fall 2014 they sure will, again lots of fur, styled more casual though. Combined with sturdy leather, preppy wooden buttons, or wearing a wax/rain-coat-feel outfit
The bird watchers have to watch out for the snakes lurking in the grass. Snake skin in bold colurs was often used this season, above at Tom Ford, Dsquared2 and Giorgio Armani. Snakeskin in transparent voile at Givenchy (and other brands as well)
The color chart is an obvious one: an Autumn scheme with fresher touches of yellow. “Forest” Green and similar neutrals are important, next to more vivid colors (as special accents for use in snake skin items for example)
(Pre-) Fall 2014: All that Fur. It seems like there is a fashion show held every single day of the year! The fashionable human species has killed the seasons as they were once intended. We, at Mimi Berlin are happy to go along with that, we will report on Fall, Pre-Fall, Spring, Summer, Couture, Winter and what have you not all at the same time. Or better even, we will report when we feel like it. Last week, from January 7, 2014 through January 18, 2014 the women’s wear collections for Pre-Fall 2014 were presented. Pre-Fall? Yes that’s a season as well. It’s the same as Mid-Season. We, at the Mimi Berlin offices always loved that term: “You can wear your Mid-Season coat today Beja, it’s getting chilly outside” It does sound better than “Pre-Fall coat”. Anyways, these collections are small in-between-capsule-collections and they are filled with fur, fur and more fur, of the glamorous kind.
Viktor & Rolf
Jean Paul Gaultier
The menswear Fall 2014 fashion shows were held from January 6, 2014 through January 19, 2014. Again the designers made lot’s of use of fur, fake or real, we don’t know, and in the end that doesn’t matter because it’s a trend, it will be picked up by high- and low-end brands. Fur for men in Fall 2014 was mostly used for Knee lenght coats, scarves and sweaters.