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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Read the Manual

Read the Manual

The Military Manual.

Rules, rules, rules! Read the manual for dressing and fighting; Come prepared for battle
-Cadet Field Manual (images via )
-“This Kit Layout was first published in a book called  “Survival – Technologies from the Official Training Manuals of the World’s Elite Military Corps” in 1988. “The kit shown is the basic general layout that will be insisted upon during your training as a recruit at an infantry depot. However, in war this layout would cetainly change to some extent to accommodate more ammunition. With efficient management, you should be able to live on the contents of your webbing for at least 48 hours.” (Editor Len Cacutt)” (images/ read more )

(thahanks Boris)

Jansson Stegner: Women in Uniform

Jansson Stegner: Women in Uniform. Make sure to check out his website for more gorgeous paintings of not only women in uniform but also men in uniform, men and women naked and wearing sports outfits. Just sharing because we like Jansson Stegner’s art….(via thisisnthappiness)

Crowded Places

People sometimes ask of us; what is it that you do Mimi Berlin? You keep posting all kinds of images with all kinds of topics…. Well, we answer, we read these images. Equally important we edit them, not with Photoshop, but we like to combine images to create new visions or ideas.

Like the two pictures below. We bumped into them, separately, on the net and they were saved in our archives. This combination is one we’d also like to keep in mind, so it goes up on this blog.
osamu_yokonamiPlanned and directed by Osamu Yokonami (via ignant)tumblr_mr71picl5U1qz5y2to1_500
Planned, not directed: record setters (via boston)