We discovered a wonderful view the other day. Just off one of the busiest steets in Amsterdam we saw that Spring has Sprung! A large Magnolia tree in someone’s graden and a yellow flowering bush. That’s all, have a nice day! xoxo Mimi berlin
the Swiss Arts Council ‘Pro Helvetia’ introduced SWISS ❤ DESIGN, an exhibition which showcased the work of a selection of 6 young design studios from Switzerland. The designers have in common that they focus on high quality, functionality, innovation, and forward thinking approach: Diiis design studio, Florian Hauswirth, Kollektiv vier, Alain Schibli, Egli Studio and schoenstaub were situated on the ground floor and the garden of Palazzo Litti.
The ‘poor-man’s-miami-style scenography was done by Bureau Sacha von der Potter. We, at Mimi Berlin, loved that! The post modern feel with a discotheque touch in the courtyard of Palazzo Litti is how we would like to decorate our garden, if we had one. The palm trees and stuff seemed a bit do-it yourself but that was chaming as well.
‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’ exhibition by Tim Walker
Mimi Blogger Team went to the opening of the exhibition ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’ by photographer Tim Walker and setdresser Shona Heath, who also designed the exhibition, at the Noordbrabants Museum in Den Bosch. This was at the beginning of November. Due to busy work days we weren’t able to post earlier on this must-see expo. We think Mimi Berlin’s Blog is not your only way of getting to know what’s going on, so you probably know all about this show: we won’t elaborate more on how wonderful we thought it was.
The exhibition will run through 25 Feb 2018 at het Noord Brabants museum in Den Bosch, The Netherlands.
Click HERE for your Partysnaps Fix made by Mimi Berlin Blogger Team at this opening
Edward Steichen’s Garden
Edward Steichen (March 27, 1879 – March 25, 1973) was a photographer, that much we knew at Mimi Berlin. What we didn’t know was his, also famous, garden. Voila. now we all know of Mr Steichen’s other passion; Flowers and Plants!
We don’t know the work of Mr Steichen, we hear you say. Well you probably do! Continue reading
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)
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/)