Dutch Design Week 2017: The Anti-Efficients

Dutch Design Week 2017: The Anti-Efficients

In October of each year, Dutch Design Week (DDW) takes place in Eindhoven. This year: 2017, it is held from 21-29 October.
Mimi Berlin Blogger Team visited and reports to you; our readers. Let us start with our favorite presentation so far: The group exhibition “The Anti-Efficients”, tucked away in one of the rooms of the small buildings at the Kazerne complex in Eindhoven. Designers Sejoon Kim, Seungbin Yang, Hyunjee Jung, Sooji Lee are the ‘The Anti-Efficients’.

Sewaji is the result of the collaboration between Sejoon Kim and Hyunjee Jung. They present work under the tiltle ‘Cute. anthropomorphization and thingification’. Kim and Jung show their own interpertaiton of cuteness, they also imitate each others ‘cuteness’. The sculptures are based on the graduation thesis of Sejoon Kim: Cute, かわいい, 귀여워, ” which is about ‘cute culture’ and starts from the question of why he, as a Korean (broadly East Asian), is more drawn to cute things than Europeans are. We, at Mimi Berlin, find that to be a very interesting topic, since we, being European, are always drawn towards cute things; such as the Sewaji collaboration. (we need to read that research document!) Continue reading

Minimalism, maximum colour: fashionfix Winter 2011

After all the refreshing, uncompromizing use of colour from last season (jil sander etc.)a more wearable colour trend was to be expected. This season it’s a stiff, heavy look with, drop-waisted, sixties influences. Coats, 2 piece (skirt) suits and dresses are the main vehicles for this trend.
Victoria Beckham/London
like the Shrimp at Burberry Prorsum/London
Alberta Ferreti/Milano

 With matching boots at Blumarine/Milano

Toned down at Bottega Veneta /Milano

Textured by Marc Jacobs/New York

Simple at Jil Sander/Milano

All photo’s from style.com, unless noted otherwise

I selected these photo’s to state my case about a trend. I don’t necessarily find all the fashion te most marvelous. But I certainly have an affection, one way or the other, with everything I post. I will be updating these posts until the end of Paris fashion week. xoxo Mimi

Round shapes: fashionfix Winter 2011

Be sure to incorporate this silhouette in your collections next season y’all !

Hidden, but not quite, at Balenciaga/Paris


In leather at Marni/Milano

Wearable at Calvin Klein/New York and Rochas/Paris


Traditional at Burberry

Tops at Marc Jacobs/New york and Maison Margiela/Paris

Perfect oversized at Jil Sander/Milano

Hidden at Junya Watanabe/Paris and Gabriela Colangelo/Milano
Constructed at Philip Lim/New York
All photo’s from style.com, unless noted otherwise

I selected these photo’s to state my case on a trend. I don’t necessarily find all the fashion the most marvelous. But I certainly have an affection, one way or the other, with everything I post. I will be updating these posts until the end of Paris fashion week. xoxo Mimi

Dots; fashionfix winter 2011/2012

Perhaps it’s our fetish for dots….but I clearly see a lot of them passing by, in all kinds of colours, shapes and techniques.
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Huge sequins at Prada/Milano and metallic circles at Marc Jacobs/NY

Dots; fashionfix winter 2011/2012
Half perforated at Marc Jacobs and Perforated at Bally
Marc Jacobs is the King of the Dots this season!!
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Clockwise: Soft printed at Lanvin/Paris, Also in white at Stella MCartney/Paris. Minimal at Marni/Milano. Buttons at Mulberry.
comme des garcons fall 2011

Tonal at Comme des Garcons and busy and mixed at Anna Sui/New York


All photo’s from
style.com, unless noted otherwise
I selected these photo’s to state a trend. I don’t necessarily find all the fashion marvelous. But I certainly have an affection, one way or the other, with everything I post. I will be updating these posts until the end of Paris fashion week. xoxo Mimi