A Walk in The Park with Balenciaga

A Walk in The Park with Balenciaga. Menswear Show Spring/Summer 2018

Balenciaga’s latest menswear fashion show, spring/summer 2018, was held at Bois de Boulogne in Paris. It showed what life (das leben) could look like if people stopped wearing the same drab clothes all the time. Something we can only dream about when strolling our local park: Balenciaga’s outdoor venue, and the designs, visualised that for us.

Being as long in the fashion business as we, at Mimi Berlin, are makes sure that there is little surprise left: even at the NY-Paris-London-Milano fashion shows (which are top-notch main-stream-high-fashion-events) ‘things‘ keep repeating themselves. But the work of the artistic director at Balenciaga (and Vetements) Demna Gvasila, is still a breath of fresh air to us. (pun intended)

The show looked like a family affair of fine dressed persons taking a hike: and that’s the only comparison that can be made about the models; they were al SO different. (Just like Demna Gvasila’s brand Vetements “No Show’ models: those are Hamburg citizens not prof. models.)
Furthermore, we suggest you take a look for yourself at balenciaga.com (or #balenciaga on instagram; pictures taken by the audience are always nice, atmosphere wise.) see if you like this performance as much as we do and, to get an actual look at the silhouettes and clothes, on which we obviously didn’t report.
You can shop (pre-order) this summer collection as we speak; NOW.
There are also 5 bicycles to choose from……….

PS
The models were actual families and the venue is a ‘cruising place’ in Paris.

See Mimi Berlin’s Circus Legends Making Conversation at the Park

Destination Suicide Park

Destination Suicide Park

Our dear friend Pia C. told us about a park in Japan that is known for being a place where you can commit suicide in peace. Well, that place is Aokigahara park, which indeed became internationally known as a popular destination for suicide; almost unbelievable,  but true. It has been said that there are 50 to 100 deaths per year at this forest.
Brrr….but; the fact that Japanese Culture is so, so different from the Western one, becomes evidently more clear when watching the interesting Vice flick below. (don’t be alarmed by this post we’re fine, doing very well actually! xoxo)

“The site holds so many bodies that the Yakuza pays homeless people to sneak into the forest and rob the corpses. The authorities sweep for bodies only on an annual basis, as the forest sits at the base of Mt. Fuji and is too dense to patrol more frequently.” (via vice youtube channel)
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Vrijstaat by Atelier Joep van Lieshout

Atelier Joep van Lieshout is on exhibit at Kasteel Keukenhof (Castle Keukenhof) in Lisse, The Netherlands. The work by Joep van Lieshout is mainly to be viewed in the magnificant park which surrounds the Castle. Continue reading

Introducing Beja von Bis With NEON Art

Introducing Beja von Bis With NEON Art: It occurred to us that Beja von Bis has never been properly introduced on Mimi’s Blog. And that’s a darned, doggone shame on Mimi Berlin’s part!

You must know that Ms von Bis has been blogging for over one year, every single Monday, at Mimi Berlin’s Blog. Continue reading