Martin Margiela was the creative director for Hermès from 1997 to 2003: at the Fashion Museum in Antwerp they made a complete exhibition out of this fact! Mimi Berlin Blogger Team visited. We were especially stunned by the beauty of the showcase below. It wasn’t allowed to take photo’s at the museum but we simply had to make this one.The skirt and the upper part of the boots are made in the same fabric, a traditional Hermès cloth. The leather parts are in Navy (that’s dark blue)
What would you wear with this set? We decided upon a Navy, fitted twinset……. Continue reading →
Mr & Mrs J. went to see this exhibition at the MoMu in Antwerp.
Thank you Mr & Mrs J. for this visual report it is much appreciated.
“This exhibition is a partnership between MoMu – Fashion Museum Antwerp and the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (kmska) to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of painter Rik Wouters in 2016. The exhibition brings together work by Rik Wouters from the KMSKA collection and pieces by contemporary artists and fashion designers.” (read more www.momu.be)
Mimi Berlin Blogger team visited ‘Maarten Baas Makes Time’; an interdisciplinary exhibition curated by Dutch designer Maarten Baas, designed by Baas himself together with theatre director Joris van Midde, at the Dutch Design Week of 2016. Binding factor of this exhibition was, of course; Time and Dutch design.
timeline of 15 chairs, designed by Maarten Baas
new work by Maarten Baas
Jaap van Bergen
’12 times’: spending time knitting with 2 vases by RenS on the mantlepiece
’12 times’: Sweeper’s clock by Maarten Baas
Fleeting by Gijs van Bon
Dining with Maarten Baas in Vlisco incorporated tablesettings with Chefcook Sergio Herman
Situated at the entrance of the former VDMA Garage was a timeline of 15 chairs, designed by Maarten Baas, opposite of Maarten Baas’ newest work. The next space was filled with work by different artists like the ‘Minuted‘ installation by Gijs van Bon and Strandbeest, one of the evolutionairy animals by Theo Jansen, surrounded by a grid on the floor made with white sand named ‘Fossil Field’ by Iris van Herpen.
Next we passed musician Joost van Dijk playing the cello together with beats of time. The music was wonderful by itself but also perfect as a restful ‘backdrop’ for the next surprise of the ‘Maarten Baas Makes Time’ exhibition:
‘12 Times‘. Twelve wooden booths, all with a little window and a poem by Ingmar Heytze pinned to the side, placed in a circle. Inside the booths were situations to be seen in a mix of tableaux vivants, performances and/or design objects. For instance: a women was Continue reading →
Kiss with fans Kiss: Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Peter Criss and Tommy Thayer, make a rare New York appearance for the fans and their Gold Record Presentation for their new CD KISS SYMPHONY – ALIVE 4, at Best Buy 86th street. 7-23-03 John Spellman / Retna Ltd.
A.k.a. groupies, gotta love them!
Above: fans of David Bowie, the New York Dolls and Kiss.
Europe Regional Finals International Woolmark Prize 2015/16
The International Woolmark Prize is an annual fashion award-show hosted by the Woolmark Company. Round 1: A selected group of promising fashion designers/brands, (70 labels nominated from 23 countries) will first compete within their region for the chance to win the Woolmark Prize at the International Finals. Both finalists (mens- and womenswear designers) will receive about €33,900 to execute the collection which they will compete with at the international final shows. Round 2/Finals: The menswear final will be held at the Pitti Uomo in Florence, in January 2016, and the womenswear final in New York in February 2016. Prize: The 2 winning collections will be sold at a.o. the I.T. Store at Harvey Nichols, MyTheresa and Matchesfashion. The winners will receive €67,800 (approx.) for the development of their brand. Last year’s winners were Marcia Patmos (womenswear) and Public School (yes, menswear) both from the USA.
the European finalists, see names below in text
the European finalists, men
the European finalists, women
Kaat Debo, Director of the MoMu
Ingrid Oomen, Woolmark Company BeNeLux, on the right; the international group of judges.
Fabrizio Servente, The Woolmark Company Global Strategy Advisor
Nanna van Blaaeren
Fabrizio Servente, Walter van Beirendonck, the Winners and A.F. Vandervorst
Jonathan Christopher and Nanna van Blaaderen are very happy
Jonathan Christopher’s outfit
Nanna van Blaaeren’s outfit
European Finals at the MOMU in Antwerp. Yesterday, July 13, it was time to choose the European finalists. They showed one finished outfit and were also judged by their designs, on paper, for the capsule collection of 6 outfits, all will be made in Australian Merino Wool.
We, at Mimi Berlin, were rooting for Dutch Designers Nanna van Blaaderen and Jonathan Christopher to win a spot in the Final competition…. And they did! WOW! They both were selected for Round 2: The Final Shows held in 2016!!
We shared a coach on the train with the winners on our way back to Amsterdam; they wondered if there ever were final shows with 2 Dutch designers. We didn’t know, couldn’t remember……….But if Nanna van Blaaderen and Jonathan Christopher àre the first, which is not unlikely, that would be SO extra special!