Women use compact mirrors in packed crowd to catch sight of the queen in London, June 1966. Photo by James P. Blair.
(image via National Geographic)
The ultimate designer clothes, from Alaïa, who sadly passed away last year, are brought back to live in the shape of Maison Alaïa. And to be more specific: its first digital store which exclusevily carries the New Edition Collection, a series of iconic pieces selected from the Azzedine Alaïa archive. Make sure to visit this site, even if it’s only once.
“Each of these garments will be made to the exact specifications and rigorous construction insisted upon by Mr. Alaïa himself and in the original fabrics or, should these no longer be available, in new materials inspired by them. Garments will carry a label according to the year this design was first shown.”
(imagecredits: Maison Alaïa)
Current season Maison Alaïa ready-to-wear, shoes, and accessories will be available, also
the ‘Les Intemporels’ which are classic pieces. And if that isn’t enough for you: there are two Alaïa flagships stores, one in in Paris and one in London. Continue reading
Look at these wonderful dinnerplates! They were handmade by Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, members of the English Bloomsbury Group. In 1932 they created “The Famous Women Dinner Service”, a series of fifty dinnerplates, painted with portraits of famous an fabulous women: 12 dancers and actresses, 12 writers, 12 beauties, and 12 queens. Below the image of the late Greta Garbo.
Art historian and director of the National Gallery Kenneth Clark and his wife Jane commisioned this applied art project. The fifty fabulous plates are on show at the Piano Nobile gallery in London through 28 April, 2018. Continue reading
One Two Three Swing! Work by the Superflex trio is on show at the Tate Modern in London. Mimi Berlin Blogger Team’s Mr and Mrs J. went to this exhibition and took these images for us. We aren’t quite sure if they were impressed. We need to call them and check it out. In the meantime we suggest you visit here to learn more about this exhibition.
(all images by Mr and Mrs J.)
Mimi Berlin Blogger Team went to see the Red Star Over Russia (A Revolution in Visual Culture 1905 – ’55) exhibition at the Tate Modern in London the other day. This exhibition marks the centenary of the October Revolution. On show is a visual history of Russia and the Soviet Union. From the overthrow of the last Tsar and the revolutionary uprisings of 1917, through to the struggles of the Civil War and Stalin’s campaign of terror, it reveals how political events led to the social transformation that inspired a wave of innovation in art and graphic design across the country.
‘Red Star Over Russia’ is made with the huge collection of the late graphic designer David King (1943 – 2016) which carries over a quarter of a million artefacts by famous and anonymous photographers, artists and designers, it features over 250 posters, paintings, photographs, books and ephemera. King started his collection of over 250,000 items relating to this period while working for The Sunday Times Magazine in the 1970s. The collection was acquired by Tate in 2016. Read and see more on David King. Continue reading
Ignasi is “a digital artist from Barcelona, living and working in London.” So it states on Ignasi’s website. Ignasi makes films and illustrations: best go to the website and browse for yourself; if you like this work as much as we, at Mimi Berlin, do that is.
Commisioned work; illustrations, gif’s and films by Ignasi are almost all given by fashion- houses like Dior, Gucci, Bally, Louboutin and Louis Vuitton.
(images are screenshots; see for specifics below images)