Wednesday, 6 July 2011
MIFFY LOVES FASHION WEEK
While Paris has Fashion Week worldfamous Miffy has her own runwayshow.
In the year of the Rabbit little Dutch Miffy asked national and international fashion designers to create a party dress to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Dick Bruna Museum.
Frontrow I enjoyed the show of designers like Anrealage (JP), Lidewij Edelkoort, Kate van Harreveld, i-did slow fashion, Claes Iversen, Edwin Oudshoorn, Minä Perhonen (JP) and Jan Taminiau. All inspired by Dick Bruna’s work in their one style.
Dick Bruna is famous for his simple and direct draughtsmanship. Young and old children (like me) worldwide love the timeless designs of Bruna. Spiritual father of design icon Miffy sketches, cuts, pastes and rearranges with simple tools until he finally achieves the right composition. The editing process manages Dick Bruna to distil his clear and powerful visual language to its essence, as simple as possible, always recognisable, leaving room for imagination. From the children’s books to his many book covers.
Just like illustrator Piet Paris, 83 year old Bruna designed a new dress for Miffy on paper. Both hand-drawn. And especially for this exhibition. You can never be to young to wear fashion and never to old to be part it.
You can enjoy Miffy’s runway show at the exhibition ‘Miffy in Fashion’ .