30/04/2015

An identifiable characteristic of the MiH DNA is to experiment with various denim washing techniques resulting in a selection of blue and chambray hues. This playfulness in tone is apparent in the canvases of Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993), a colourist master with an exquisite palette.

 

Based on the West Coast of the United States, Dieberkorn made abstract expressionist art for over forty years. His artistic identity drew features such as lighting and shapes from his surroundings and he took huge inspiration from where he lived at any given time. Diebenkorn’s work can be separated into series according to his location.

 

His early abstract works in New Mexico are infused with a combination of warm dusty colours and cold shades of the elements.

 

 
Later during his stay in Berkeley his work mirrors the colours near the water.


During his stay at Ocean Park of Santa Monica, where the climate was more gentle, the paler tones are apparent.

 

24/04/2015

 

The Talisman Print is our Spring/Summer 2015 subculture statement. Incorporating triangles, yin yangs and peace symbols, the print is our tribute to the spirit of freedom and optimism synonymous with the 70s.

 

 

The hand-painted print is applied to silk using a multi layered screen-print technique using a colour palette of blues, greys and neutral tones - available on two lightweight silk pieces; the Odessa Dress and the Surf Shirt.

 

Following the success of our resort capsule collection for NET-A-PORTER.COM, another exclusive collection for Main Spring/Summer 2015 launches today. 

 

Inspired by summers on the road in the South of France, our Chief Creative Officer, Chloe Lonsdale, says “This is our cool interpretation of the 70’s trend for high summer. The whitest of white denim with delicate lace guipure and easy chambray separates have us dreaming of the summer months.”

 

 

 

The seven piece collection includes the Tunic Dress and Tunic Top, combining frayed hems with white embroidery, and chambray pieces like the embroidered cropped Arco Playsuit, and the smocked Circle Top which have an easy, throw-on wearability.

 

NET-A-PORTER.COM buyer Octavia Bradford says: “We’ve fabricated some of MiH’s most classic shapes into a summer-ready broderie, pale blue chambray and fresh white denim- think Jane Birkin in Cap Ferrat in the mid-70’s.”

 

 

 

 

Shop the collection now at www.net-a-porter.com.

18/04/2015

The simplicity of a white top makes the ideal blank canvas for complementing an all-time classic pair of blue jeans. MiH strive to develop denim that looks effortlessly beautiful paired with a white t-shirt or a crisp cotton shirt.

The iconic pairing of denim and white was introduced in films starring Marlon Brando and James Dean in the 1960s. Both actors embodied a generation of young rebels with natural and captivating charm. A few years later, actresses (and MiH muses) such as Jean Seberg, Jane Birkin and Lauren Hutton made this look as cool for women as for men with this tomboy-inspired timeless and classic combination.

10/04/2015

MiH muse Louise Bourgeois was an American-French artist considered to be one of the most thriving artists of her era. Born in Paris in 1911, she grew up surrounded by the art of weaving and spinning in her family’s tapestry workshop, where she learned about textiles and formed her own artistic personality.

 

Bourgeois was a hoarder of clothes and textile materials such as shirts, sheets and towels. She would transform these into beautiful patched portraits by sewing different elements together. MiH is drawn to her use of textiles from a restorative and aesthetic point of view. Specifically, Bourgeois' use of quilting and indigo techniques such as Boro inspired the patch and repair details in our denim and wovens.

 

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