Yesterday* Mimi Blogger Team attended the festive opening of the new men’s department at the Menage à Trois shop in Amsterdam. MENAGE men’s department carries the following brands#joseph#marni#yproject #cottweiler#chalayan #yangli#sunnei and #agnautacouture. We suggest you go to the staalstraat in Amsterdam if you are in need of a new outfit!
(imagecredits: JW Kaldenbach/menage à trois) The store has an entertaining fußball table!
Fall 2014 Menswear at Prada. What a lovely show, judging from the video (see below) it must have been awesome to sit in the audience! We are not sure why we also see women on the catwalk at a menswear show, but we always like that, it puts everything in a more clear perspective for us. Wow! look at those retro feel gabardine coats and jackets, the fur coats with the seventies feel to them! The pimp shoes and the buttery soft leather dresses. We also loved the and the down-to earth, or traditional silhouettes and the styling with the tied scarves! (but you know that already) BUT wait a second….what’s up with the bomber (literally; bombs-strapped-to-the-body) type jackets? Oh aha, under a pretty coat they become more easy on the eye! Phew… BAM whats up with those shoes? The ones with the plastic architectonic shaped heels? No, those are never right, nothing can make up for them! We hope this footwear does not catch on in the form of a trend at, for example, GEOX. Anyways, enough with the negative vibes. It is a lovely show to watch: and friends of Mimi Berlin: do notice the orchestra playing Live Music, simply in one word w o n d e r f u l!
Since Summer won’t break through in The Netherlands it’s time to focus on Fall 2012. In particular the menswear collections. Our favorite are the boys from Watanabe, or rather the clothing they wear. (The cutest guy is the Woolrich model, for sure! *_*.) For Summer 2012 Watanabe already promised us men in worker(manual labor)clothes. Actually, in the Netherlands they can’t be found, but that’s probably because we don’t have Summer as such in this country. Okay, enough chit-chat about the weather: This, Fall 2013, season more designers visualize manual-labor-worker-looks in some sort of form.
Pockets at Watanabe and at Woolrich Woolen Mills.
Grey tweed with contrasting brown, Watanabe andat Carven.
More Watanabe because it’s so perfect.
Watanabe and Walter van Beirendonck
Jil Sander (garage) and Walter van Beirendonck.
Again, pockets, at Marni and at Carven Michelin-man-ism
Montcler Gamme Bleu and Carven
Fragile at Maison Margiela and Calvin Klein.
The dandies come along for this season as well. In different forms. The plain ones in the immaculate suit (no photo’s, you know the drill, you’ll find out about the silhouette, we know you can!) The dandy at Comme des Garcons, a sloane rebel. And we have the dandy from the non-western cultures.
At Kenzo and Comme des Garcons
Comme des Garcons
Walter van Beirendonck
Damir Doma. With stars at Givenchy.
A little sidestep: No Dandies, nor tribal but with stars (and nose-ring) at Givenchy and Vivienne Westwood. Spotlights at Bottega Veneta and Sapeurs at Walter van Beirendonck.
We’re sure there are many more, retro or other usual suspected trends. For us, these were the most interesting. As they should be for you!