Christopher Bailey gave Burberry the Rainbow Check

Christopher Bailey gave Burberry the Rainbow Check

Christopher Bailey has been working for 17 years at the luxury brand Burberry, both as creative-director and later on also as CEO. He was responsible for the very succesful revamping of this classic brand, which is of course famous for it’s gabardine trench coats; lined with the, even better known, trademark plaid in beige, black and red. (created in 1924 and officially named ‘Nova check’).

The Rainbow Check

Mr Bailey is leaving the brand in March 2018 and will leave the company completely by the end of 2018. The last collection under his supervision: The February 2018 Show, is not only a gift to Burberry-Lovers but also to the LGBTQ+ community. The collection was dedicated “to and in support of, some of the best and brightest organizations supporting LGBTQ+ youth around the world”. There has never been a more important time to say that in our diversity lies our strength and our creativity.’ – Christopher Bailey

And so it happend: ‘The Rainbow Check’ was created. Iconic! Christopher Bailey Burberry Rainbow Check
(A Swatch of the Rainbow Check, pinned to the invites for the Burberry fashionshow at London Fashion Week in February 2018.)

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Violet Chachki on the Runway at Moschino F/W 2018

Violet Chachki on the Runway at Moschino F/W 2018

Violet Chachki, the winner of season 7 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, closed the Moschino show on the runway in Milan the other day. Remember; it’s the menswear shows for fall/winter 2018 we’re watching. Ms Chachki wore a black tuxedo, with a ‘twist’. Jeremy Scott,  designer for Moschino, named this garment the “tandem tux” because the tail was fixed to yet another model wearing the same jacket. Our best guess is that it was a female model: Violet looked rather manly. Don’t get us wrong here: we think she is always adorable!

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Mini Runway Report F/W 18 Prada

Mini Runway Report F/W 18 Prada

Mimi Berlin watched the Prada show via livestream (prada.com) in the comfort of her own headquarters (praise technology!) and she has something to say about that fashion show. In a nutshell; first impression published on instagram.

And we’re off to the convention center. Which is also our holiday spot for this year. We are global citizens, wordly wanderers. We are proteced from the cold by High-tech gear, we don’t need socks. Our summer outfits are padded and printed. Our work-wear is made from padded nylon and other thick high-tech cloth (or is that wool?) the colors are in tonal hues of black, yellow, purple, brown and green.

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Closing Show at Amsterdam Fashionweek by Maison The Faux

Closing Show at Amsterdam Fashionweek by Maison The Faux: FAUXmosapien

Maison The Faux are Tessa de Boer and Joris Suk, they are based in The Netherlands. (read more about MtF Here on this blog) Let us begin by describing the show venue at the Westergasfabriek. It was filled with 12, neatly lined up, Ergoline Prestige1600 tanning machines. If you didn’t know these were sunbeds you could easily imagine yourself being in the hibernation room of a spaceship traveling in time (think Aliën or A Space Odyssey for example) Anyways: it all looked great! Placed at the beginning of the catwalk, in front of the huge movie screen, was a centered ‘check-in desk’ with an entertaining performance by 3 hostesses. All this looked like something Mr. Lagerfeld could come up with for a Chanel Show…. Okay; enough about the inspiration/dreamed-up world Maison the Faux shared with us, the audience, after all this was a fashion show. The collection was divers within it’s design-format: it included extreme looks (so-called ‘experimental’) with a follow up on more wearable designs (so-called ‘commercial’) In our opinion covering both qualities in one collection is an intelligent and strong way of communicating with the audience. It helps you to understand (unconsciously or not) why you need that striped dress (and the photographed outfits below). Without kidding; communicating by means of fashion isn’t an easy thing to accomplish, but SO nice when it happens! Don’t worry if you missed this show; there will be a second chance to see it at New York Fashion Week in September.


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Opening Show at Amsterdam Fashion Week: Das Leben am Haverkamp

Opening Show at Amsterdam Fashion Week: Das Leben am Haverkamp

Dutch fashion collective Das Leben Am Haverkamp opened the Amsterdam Fashion Week (sponsored by Mercedes-Benz: MBFWA) thursday evening. Das Leben am Haverkamp (The life at Haverkamp*)  debuted in 2015 at Amsterdam Fashionweek during “The Future Generation” program with the fashion performance “Gefelicifashion” (*Read more about that and the designers HERE on this blog)

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DLAH showed a “Holiday Resort Happening” The basis for this presentation was a question they asked themselves about fashion: what happens to clothes if you take away it’s functionality. The audience wasn’t really included in this questionnaire; we were left to think for ourselves whilst (a lovely cast) of models passed us by in a monotone choreography. The models were holding lifesize illustrations, mostly executed in plastic, of “looks”.

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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