Wallpapers by William Morris

Wallpapers by William Morris

William Morris (1834-1896), artist, philosopher and political theorist, was one of the most outstanding and influential designers of the Arts and Crafts Movement and through his company, Morris & Co., he produced some of the most fashionable and exciting textiles and wallpapers of his era. His legacy continues today with Morris & Co. producing authentic versions of his original designs alongside new interpretations to create up to date fabrics and wallpapers with timeless appeal. (via william-morris.co.uk)
Pictures gathered by Rex Dieter.

Menswear Spring 2015: Simple Print Idea

Menswear Spring 2015: Simple Print Idea

How wonderfully simple can a print design be? Very simple! At the menswear fashion shows for Spring 2015 we noticed this trend for prints: The Square.

How to do this
Step one; Take a garment, preferably a T-Shirt, but any top will do.
Step two; Make yourself a square.
Step three: Decide if you like text or an image, if you can’t decide use both.
Step four: Place text and/or image in square.

(all images from style.com)

See all reports on menswear for Spring 2015 on this blog HERE

Menswear Spring 2015: Dazzle Camouflage

Menswear Spring 2015: Dazzle Camouflage

In our report on the women’s wear collections for Fall 2014 we already noticed the Dazzle Camouflage Trend. Again, for Spring 2015, the collections for men were spruced up with these bright, confusing prints. We, at Mimi Berlin, are happy to see that because we are very fond of this kind of exuberant kind of colour blocking, always have. Walter van Beirendonk took it to the next level and created Dazzle faces to accompany the clothes, showing us exactly how this colorful camouflage principle actually can work (see pictures above). Of course Dazzle Camouflage doesn’t always have to go into extremeties like that; The diagonal stripes at Balmain, the blocking at Marni and all the other examples above will do the job as well. (images via style.com)

More Menswear for Spring 2015 on this blog

More Dazzle on this blog

Fuorisalone 2014: Danish Design

Fuorisalone 2014: Danish Design. Three women designers stood out for Mimi Berlin at the Danish pavilion at Lambrate. Nikoline Liv Anderson with her fashionable heads made of papier-maché, yarn, stout fabric glass and acrylic. Marianne Nielsen with her Flower Arrangement in glazedstoneware. Anne Fabricius Møller with her “Street Print”. Inspired by English etchings from the 1600s she made a ten meters long cotton cloth and printed it, with a reactive textile dye, with objects she found on the streets.


Mosaert Capsule Collection n°1

Belgian singer-songwriter Paul Van Haver, better known as Stromae, has joined the Brussels-based label Mosaert as artistic director (an anagram of Stromae) to launch a capsule collection. Mosaert Capsule Collection n°1 is a collection of clothing designed by Luc Junior Tam, inspired by English Grammar Schools and African wax prints and colors. Mosaert is a Belgian creative label which designs not only clothes but gets busy with music, graphic design, photography and video as well. We, at Mimi Berlin ordered us some socks online.

(image courtesy of Mosaert/Thanks TG and MvR)