Resort 2016: Louis Vuitton in the Desert of Palm Springs
The images above are made by Juergen Teller, on the premises of the Resort 2016 Fashion Show, of Louis Vuitton in Palm Springs. This show was held at “The Volcano Home” which was built by Josef Lautner, commissioned by Bob and Dolores Hope.
Ok, enough about the venue. The clothes were stunning, in our opinion. We had to think of Mad Max, but in Glamour-land. Post Apocalyptic everyday wear. Nothing torn or ripped but sturdy and almost protective, with romantic touches from the sixties and from the 19th century USA settlers. Well, that’s a mouthful…, as always it’s better to see for yourself. Check it out with our story in mind, and see if you like the collection as much as we do. See all the runway photo’s HERE on Style.com (images via style.com)
The Residence of Dolores and Bob Hope in Palm Springs
Designed by Modernist architect John Lautner in the late seventies.
It seems like this “house” is built for entertaining, The Hope couple could invite up to 500 people, and they did. Last week, May 6th 2015, Louis Vuitton also invited a couple of hundred buyers and journalists to this venue for the Louis Vuitton Resort 2016 Fashion Show. We, at Mimi Berlin wished we were there. We never had such urgent wishes to attend fashion shows before, but lately the venues are SO extravagant and SO out of this world….! Last season we were fascinated with the Chanel Resort show in Dubai. And today we read the following on style.com;
“The Resort season has turned into a mini architecture tour. Karl Lagerfeld set up Chanel operations at Zaha Hadid’s Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul on Monday. Raf Simons will show Dior at Pierre Cardin’s south of France home next week. And today Louis Vuitton had over 800 rooms booked in Palm Springs, California, for the celebrities, international journalists, and clients that assembled here to witness Nicolas Ghesquière’s latest LV collection at the Bob Hope estate.” –on style.com.
Yes, yes and yes we would like to attend all shows! The one more decadent and glamorous than the other show. Imagine having a drink on custom made perspex seats in the middle of the desert of California in an over the top concrete UFO like building! Pfff……..And to top that off; watching A-List models pass you by, wearing clothes designed by Nicolas Ghesquière….. Unreal! But it seems to be normal in the fashion industry nowadays. We’ll keep on following the normal fashion life on instagram’s happy few. And you can follow our daily life on instagram as well, if you like; @mm_brln
(photocredits; http://www.theagencyre.com/2013/11/stunning-photos-bob-hopes-iconic-lautner-designed-volcano-home/#) http://www.brianthomasjones.com / Louis Vuitton)
Fuorisalone 2015: Louis Vuitton presents Object Nomades
Louis Vuitton added new items to the Objets Nomades collection of foldable furniture and travel accessories. A new collaboration with 3 talented designers: the Raw Edges, Gwenaël Nicolas and Damien Langlois-Meurinne was presented at the frilly, 19th century Palazzo Bocconi on the Corso Venezia 48 during Milan Design week 2015.
With a spumante in one hand, a camera in the other we, Mimi Blogger Team, strolled the rooms of the Palazzo, which were filled with tropical flowers, plants, and extremely well crafted high-end design. For a moment we felt how traveling in colonial times must have been like; Heavenly.
Raw Edges discusses their Concertina Collection: “We loved the challenge of working on a collection of collapsible objects, with the focus on how to make them look large, surprising and with real presence when they are expanded”.
Gwenaël Nicolas, taking inspiration by Ernest Hemingway’s African travels, has created the Ernest Bed and the Miller Lamp, which were ”an opportunity to discover a mysterious world” and, about his collaboration with Louis Vuitton, he loved “the idea that the designer could propose the object he wanted to design: it’s a very personal and serious commitment”. The Valet and the Totem Floral by Damien Langlois-Meurinne, spawned from his idea: “A designer is nothing without the savoir-faire of the artisans who bring his ideas and sketches to life”.
Mimi’s first association with this design is a childish one.