Salon at the Posthoorn Church

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: (fashion) installation by youasme-measyou

Salon at the Posthoorn Church: Twice a year SALON/ curates a fashion-meets-art-meets-design exhibition at various locations in Amsterdam. Mimi Berlin visited the Posthoorn Church location the other day. Dutch knitwear label “youasme” designed an installation for the Church Altar, it contains a movie of all sorts of explosions in black, accompanied by a retrospect of their garments in black. Fashion Designer Marleen Elenbaas also created a movie: “Optionals”, with parts of clothing and matching silhouettes of sewing patterns. We can try and describe these installations as good as we can but it’s always best you go an see for yourself, there is more on show through February 9, 2014. The Posthoorn church is newly renovated and that shows! It also has floor heating which is a nice bonus in Wintertime. This small church with it’s very high, neo-gothic, ceilings and lovely stained glass windows lies in the middle of a busy shopping street; de Haarlemmerstraat. The Posthoorn church is designed by architect Pierre Cuypers and was finished around 1861. (Mr Cuypers later also designed the Rijsmuseum and the Central Station in Amsterdam)

Fashion-Fest I


MB_fashion fest 1Mimi Berlin’s Fashion Fest #1, 2013, self-portrait by Mimi Berlin. (Paraphrasing Halston and models, 1972 by Duane Michals) VUFU&FE (von uns für uns & für euch) Die gesamte Mimi Berlin. From left to right: Mimi Berlin. Mimi Berlin’s Fashion Fest #1 is a photo montage Frisuren Taco Stuiver for 1029 @ House of Orange. Click photo for details on

mimi_belrin_hotel_droog_w_daanMimi Berlin’s Fashion Fest #1, 2013, digital print, 2 x 2,50 m, was on on show from January 19 through February 17 at Droog Design, Amsterdam as part of WinterSALON/2013. (photo by Wendelien Daan)

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Groundfloor; Mysterious Blacked-out room…
filled with fragile embroideries on organza. Dark but sweet.

 Desiree Hammen with her embroideries.
17 th Century Coach House (with creepy vibe)

Breathing Lady by Freudenthal/Verhagen
Dresses by Marcha Hüskes
Movie projected with beamer on 17th century door with 16mm sound by Koen Hauser
Stairway: Lovely series by Jozef van der Heijden
Upstairs; and then there was light….


Alet Pilon “bend over” legs on conference table. Can’t help it, the sockets on the table make my imagination run wild.
I was told that these photo’s are saved test polaroids by photographers Blommers/Schumm Model in all pictures is Niels Schumm. Liked that very much!
Upstairs: Claes Iversen‘s corsets
Upstairs: Mimicry; Cutie (wearing socks designed by Antoine Peters for Effio) in front of stunning wall by Erik Odijk which is part of the Frankendaal collection