Full Plastic Jacket by Graham Hughes is a short stop-motion animation using toy plastic army men in a Lego town. A patrol are ambushed in the ongoing war between green and grey. (via Graham Hughes on YouTube)
Now here’s something we would like to try out;This is a jeans jacket with an interactive surface: it can access a phone wirelesly and activate a functionality by tapping or swiping a sleeve. The technology is blended in with the fibres of the standard cloth, which is still washable and feels like a normal piece of clotihng, so they say. ‘They’ being Levi’s and Google’s Atap. The invention is called: Jaquard Technology.
Levi’s wants you to wear this jacket while riding your bike (see the promotion clip here at levistrauss.com) But we, at Mimi Berlin, feel the audience could be broader; for instance by placing this technology in a (women’s) bag. But what do we know……’they’ probably already came up with several wonderful ideas themselves. Swipe to mute, xoxo Mimi
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 BomberJacket. 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!
Just in time our beloved Globe Trotting Couple, Mr and Mrs J., visited The Little black jacket: Chanel’s classic revisited, a photographic exhibition, at the ArtScience Museum in Singapore by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld. This exhibition has been traveling all over the world since April 2012. Singapore was it’s last stop. According to Mr and Mrs J. the exhibition had a snobbish feel to it but it was beautiful none the less. Continue reading →