Fiorucci Fashion is Back

Fiorucci is back. The fashion brand, named after it’s founder Elio Fiorucci, is seriously open for business again. After 2 decades of offering cheaply produced licensed garments, they now (Feb 2019) have a collaboration capsule-collection with Adidas in a store near you.

#AdidasOriginalsByFiorucci

#AdidasOriginalsByFiorucci
#AdidasOriginalsByFiorucci (image fiorruci.com)

Working with Adidas gets a brand some kind of standing, they don’t collaborate with just any brand or designer. Well known designers such as Raf Simons, Stella McCartney, and Jeremy Scott (who now is the art-director at Moschino) are collaborating with Adidas, so Fiorucci is in good company. #AdidasOriginalsByFiorucci offers limited editions of streetwear, trainers and accessories carrying the signature fun-discotheque-vibe of the brand.

Relaunch

Fiorucci was relaunched In 2017 when the ‘eighties-revival’ was at its peak. A smart move also was publishing the Fiorucci (history) book alongside. (Rizzoli ISBN100847860159) Introduction to the brand was also done by the first campaign for that summer-season, shot by Josh Wilks with Georgia May Jagger (daughter of Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall) in the the main role. The new team re-created the old Fiorucci vibe and images. (more info to be found on fiorucci.com)

Milan Designweek 2018: Noble Souls

Noble Souls

Timothy Oulton has introduced his newest range ‘Noble Souls’ at Milan Designweek 2018. ‘Noble Souls’ living, lighting and dining, is designed to add an extra feeling of “sensory joy” to an interior. Come to think of it; adressing the human senses is a very important part in interior design, nowadays (the mass-production-days) it’s even the most luxurious part. Everything in the ‘Noble Souls’ range is made by hand, at human scale. Hidden luxury and social awareness; very on trend!

(imagecredits: Mimi Berlin)

“today’s real luxuries are moments, not things “

The concept for this colllection is based on the work of ancient craftsmen, their techniques and the natural materials that have been used for thousands of years. Oulton succeeded to turn these ingredients into a modern yet comfortable range: using only 100% natural vegetable dyes, feathers and natural linens. ‘Noble Souls’ is pure luxury!

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Buidings as Fashion Show Venues

Buidings as Fashion Show Venues

Menswear shows in Paris: Rick Owens and Kenzo chose a similar kind of venue: Trend Alert! Buildings as a fashion show backdrop (a summer trend; it needs to be outside).This post is obviously not going to be a Mimi Runway report: we can’t see the actual clothes. But, what a spectacle it’s like the circus…..

Rick Owens’s fashion show for Spring-Summer 2018 was held at the courtyard of Palais de Tokyo / The finale of the KENZO Spring-Summer 2018 Men and Women’s show at the Lycée Camille Sée in Paris. (images via kenzo.com / i-d.vice.com)

see more fabulous fashion show venues here on mimiberlinblog

The History of Circus Legends in a Trend Forecast

The History of Circus Legends in a Trend Forecast

Mimi Berlin’s History Of Circus Legends Group-Portrait was used in a trend forecast page by Textile View magazine (issue #107/Autumn 2015 titled; entre-deux). Although they flipped and cropped our original image, we’ll share the page with you anyways. (Thank You/Danke/Merci Eli Schäffer) Continue reading

Spring 2015 Prêt-à-Porter: Historical

Spring 2015 Prêt-à-Porter: Historical

One of our favorite shows was by Christian Dior, designed by Raf Simons. So much detail and historical knowledge to be seen here! Set in the modern age in a crisp and clean way.

Touched by time: unfinished roughness

Creating a feel of worn clothes by using lace, brocade or other antique fabrics to patch up the garments, creating a hand made look by making use of unfinished edges and top stitching.

Nightgowns

Silk with lace at Francesco Scognamiglio. Spooky fun in broderie anglaise by Hermès. Historically accurate at Dior.

(all images via style.com)

Spring 2015 Prêt-à-Porter: Native American Girl

Spring 2015 Prêt-à-Porter: Native American Girl

Seeing Native American Girls on the runway for Spring 2015 is a bit of a surprise, but maybe a logical one when reminiscing the exuberant use of feathers last season. Don’t dig to deep when re-creating this theme to your own style; Next to the use of the obvious feathers we see (Native American) ingredients such as fringes, abstract prints and short leather dresses. That’s exactly what they worked with at Etro: You have your poncho, the fringes and the moccasins completing a look we know from Isabel Marant in her earlier days. Fendi created a more abstract clean-cut vision, they sliced fabric to create fringes. Without the styling these garments aren’t “Native American” anymore. Same goes for Giambatista Valli, they put the Native American Girl in a sixties time-warp and dressed her in white. To conclude this story we must mention the fringes again, there were a lot them at different shows. Mostly used with a retro seventies vibe for short skirts, dresses and accessories. (all images via style.com)clrcrd_nativePresto! your color-card for this theme.