Fashion does Art The Trend for 2017

Fashion does Art The Trend for 2017

Using art; as in Old Masters, for fashion clothing and/or accesories is at it’s peak right now. (it’s October, 2017) We, at Mimi Berlin, know so because Jeff Koons teamed up with Louis Vuitton to make the ‘Masters LV x Koons‘ capsule collection. (Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM Masters LV x Koons. Front view. image via louisvuitton.com)

Above one of the results of this powerhouse collaboration: the ‘Neverfull’ bag with the Mona Lisa (chopped off at the neck) by Da Vinci: it says so, in goldtone capitals, written over the cheeks. The ‘Masters LV x Koons’ collection consists of 44 pieces divided over 5 ‘masters of art‘ the product-range goes from keychains and Iphone-covers to scarves and bags. We feel that this collection is the epitome of high-end consumerism, using art for fashion has reached the highest leve. (if anybody feels otherwise, please let us know, we are interested obviously)

Let’s be honest; nobody with so-called ‘good taste’ will want to buy products born from this collaboration and we think that ‘they’ (the brand Louis Vuitton and the artist Jeff Koons) know that.

So for anarchy’s sake we scream: Auch Haben! (years ago, for the same reason, we bought ourselves the classic Monogram canvas Speedy 30, personalized with embossed initials)

 

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Caravaggio in Fashionland

Caravaggio in Fashionland

We finally got hold of the September issue of Vogue Italia yesterday (5/10/2017). Vogue Italia is our favorite out of all Vogue’s, and we weren’t dissapointed with last month’s “Roma” issue either.

We, at Mimi Berlin, think the most stun-ning series in this issue is the Ad Arte! edititorial, in which photographer Willy Vanderperre paraphrases paintings by Caravaggio (with styliing done by Olivier Rizzo) The photo above is made after ‘Deposition from the cross’ painted by Caravaggio around 1600. That’s want we wanted to share with yous all today! Have a nice one! xoxo Mimi Continue reading

Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #7

Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #7

Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #7; Bed Peace Choose Life @ Tetterode, January 2017.
Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #7; Bed Peace Choose Life @ Tetterode.
From left to right: Mimi Berlin and Friends wishing you Love, Peace and Happiness. VUFU&FE (von uns für uns & für euch.) Paraphrasing Eric Koch’s picture of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Bed-In for Peace  (Hair Peace Bed Peace) at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel. March 25, 1969. The portrayed are all creative minds from The Netherlands. In daily life they try to make the world a prettier place by creating arts, drama, fashion, and by just being kind in general.

A big huge thanks to you all for your generousity, creativity, kindness, knowledge and time! Rex Dieter, Wilhelmina Bulhof, Petra Kamphuis, Carmen Freudenthal, Machteld Schouten, Peter Pieksma, JW Kaldenbach, Marten Tak, Twan Janssen, Wendelien Daan, Amber Jansen, Pamela Spruyt, Mark van Vorstenbos, Ingrid Blankendaal, Jozef van der Heijden.

Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #7; Bed Peace Choose Life, was made on January 8, 2017 it’s a self-portrait/photo-montage made by Mimi Berlin©2017

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Holthaus Generations

Holthaus Generations

holthaus_generationsPortrait of Joey Holthaus by Mimi Berlin, 2015. (Paraphrasing ‘Brides’ 1968 by Dutch photographer Paul Huf & Dutch couturier Dick Holthaus) Joey Holthaus is wearing a vintage Dick Holthaus dress in 100% wool.

During the concept phase of  Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #4, we came up with many, many ideas. Our initinal concept was to paraphrase the “Brides” image dressed in Dick Holthaus couture and photographed by Paul Huf in 1968.  Somehow this idea got lost during the making of Fashion-Fest #4 in the studio, our group-portait turned out to be different. The portrait of Joey Holthaus above turned out to be like the original concept, it’s a wonderful by-product of Mimi Berlin’s Fashion Fest #4: two flies in one hit, as they say in Dutch.

(Dick Holthaus dress from the 1960s is available from kabinet-vintage)

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MB_fashion fest 1Mimi Berlin’s Fashion Fest #1, 2013, self-portrait by Mimi Berlin. (Paraphrasing Halston and models, 1972 by Duane Michals) VUFU&FE (von uns für uns & für euch) Die gesamte Mimi Berlin. From left to right: Mimi Berlin. Mimi Berlin’s Fashion Fest #1 is a photo montage Frisuren Taco Stuiver for 1029 @ House of Orange. Click photo for details on thinglink.com.

mimi_belrin_hotel_droog_w_daanMimi Berlin’s Fashion Fest #1, 2013, digital print, 2 x 2,50 m, was on on show from January 19 through February 17 at Droog Design, Amsterdam as part of WinterSALON/2013. (photo by Wendelien Daan)

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