The Launch 2018 Graduation Show Breda

Graduation in Breda

The AKV St Joost is an art academy in Breda The Netherlands, best known for its Film and Photography department. AKV St Joost Breda is, by the way, situated in a lovely former convent, surrounded by grass and trees.You can visit this University to see all the work made by the students for their graduation projects: “The launch 2018” is open until The 4th of July 2018.

The Launch 2018

Graduation Show AKV|St.Joost Breda: Fine arts, Photography/Film, Graphic/3d design, Illustration/Animation. The exhibition is open until July, 4, 2018 11.00-18.00  July, 3 open untill: 21.00. Continue reading

Young in Prison (YiP) celebrates its 15th anniversary in Amsterdam

Young in Prison (YiP) celebrates its 15th anniversary in Amsterdam

Young in Prison, YiP for short, is an international foundation that enables children and young people in conflict with the law to contribute positively to society through creative and sports development programmes, in prison and after release. Since 2002 YiP has been working with young prisoners, leading to the development of the COPOSO method: Contributing Positively to Society. COPOSO is based on the values of positivity, creativity, equality, inspiration, transparancy and honesty. YiP works on a personal level with young people and provides high energy workshops.

Young in Prison created a program in order to celebrate it’s 15th anniversary on October the 7th at Paradiso Noord in Amsterdam. This day starts with the annual YiPArt photo auction at 16:00 and ends with a party, with loads of (live) music until 03:00.

 

(A -biased- selection of photographs, donated by 80 artists to the fundraiser auction at YiPArt 2017. Credits: photographers and YipArt)

The YiPArt Photo Auction 2017 is the biggest photography auction fundraiser in the Netherlands presenting 84 photo’s by 80 artists.

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Lichting 2017 Fashion Design Award goes to Lizzy Stuyfzand

Lichting 2017 Fashion Design Award goes to Lizzy Stuyfzand

Yesterday (7/14/2017), on the second day of Amsterdam Fashionweek (MBFWA) Mini Berlin Blogger Team went to see the Lichting show (the annual contest for 14 graduating Dutch fashion design students) Lizzy Stuyfzand was the winner of the Lichting Award, for most promising talent, which is €10,000! Congratulations!! Ms Stuyfzand graduated last month at ArtEZ Arnhem with her menswear collection “Call me magpie” (see more about that here on this blog)

The second award, €3000; is ‘The Audience’s Favorite’ went to Sarah Bruylant of AMFI. The students participated to this lovely show were: Roos Boshart, Rachael Cheong, Annebel de Kok, Miro Hämäläinen, Karlijn Krijger and Ninamounah Langestraat (read more about them here lichting.nl) The winners truly deserved the prices they got, but we also rooted for Ninamounah Langestraat (Gerrit Rietveld Academy) her part of the Lichting show really stood out to us because of it’s very strong personality. Congratulations to all students; we wish you the best in your careers! xoxo Mimi

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Magasin Horaz New Department Store in The Hague

Magasin Horaz New Department Store in The Hague

A new and lovely department store has been opened: Magasin Horaz in The Hague. Why is Magasin Horaz special? The shop itself: it’s divided into separate rooms in a historical violin workshop (from Josef Joachim Vedral, violin maker) built in 1700. The goods: a mix of, well, everything; carefully selected by owner Horas Simanullang. Browsing the store you can feel the fun it’s owner has with filling his store, we think that’s very special! Magasin Horaz has a small selection of high quality goods like menswear fashion (Comme des Garcons, Van Slobbe Van Benthum) bespoke designer objects, (cook) books, interior design items, some top notch foods and sooooo much more. The back of the store houses a small art gallery with a new exhibition every two months. You can also have a drink in the “Red Room” and sit outside on the patio if you like. The shop has yet to have a “Grand Opening” but it is open already!

The stairs to nowhere are showcasing items from the store.

The Hague: the city where queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands live. Magasin Horaz is situated in the old part of town: the center in the Molenstraat, a stones throw away from the Royal Palace Noordeinde, that’s where the Dutch king works. Visit Magazin Horaz on Facebook

Dutch One-Woman Campaign HEY, HEY, HEY: COME ON, VOTE!

Dutch One-Woman Campaign HEY, HEY, HEY: COME ON, VOTE!

In The Netherlands it’s almost time to vote; to be precise on the15th of March 2017. Four days ago Ms Roosje Klap, graphic designer by trade, decided to start a “one-woman campaign” trying to reach as much people as possible to go and vote.

This one-woman campaign soon became a more-people-campaign, not only did Ms Klap designed slogan sweatshirts (made in a very limited edition) but also posters and stickers. You can also join the campaign, we suggest you do… Read on to see how, it’s easy>> Continue reading

Electric Co 01 Bianca Jumper

Electric Co 01 Bianca Jumper

Electric Co is the company owned and founded by Dutch (knitwear) designer and researcher Conny Groenewegen. Electric Co offers it’s customers waistcoats, jackets, bombers and jumpers; like the Bianca Jumper from the Electric Co Collection 01. All the garments are sewn by and hand finished in the Netherlands, they are produced in a limited edition.

(Image credits: Electric Co video & photography DOP / edit: Hessel Waalewijn . Creative director: Ralph Vaessen . Model: Laura (Max Models)

Electric Co Collection 01. Redefining perspectives on femininity and luxury
In the 01 collection a 3D knit structure made from Polyester monofilaments behaves like an exoskeleton ‘recoding’ the archetypical bomber and sweater silhouette to fit Electric Co’s vigorous dynamics, enabling bold shapes to interact with the feminine contour. This Polyester monofilament, an industrial leftover, adds a luxurious metallic shine to each garment delicately contrasted by an extra fine wool and mohair which gives the garment wear ability and comfort. Reclaimed Polyester monofilament is scarce. According to what is available, fine and thick monofilaments are used. This is one reason why the Electric Co designs are produced in limited editions: In continuous evolution from one collection to the other.

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