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.

 

12/02/2015

‘Amnesia: Various, Luminous, Fixed. chronicles Joseph Kosuth’s investigation into the role of language and meaning in art through his use of neon.

 

An important pioneer of conceptual art, the exhibition features 25 of Kosuth’s neon works. Kosuth initiated language based works and the use of photography in the 1960’s. His art strives to explore the nature of art rather than producing what is traditionally called ‘art’.

Living and working between New York and London, the artist characteristically turns his investigations of language and perception into series’ of neon works. He finds this layout opens up space for play and reflexivity. Kosuth’s work frequently references Sigmund Freud’s psycho-analysis and Ludwig Wittgenstein’s philosophy of language. 

 

‘Amnesia: Various, Luminous, Fixed.’ by Joseph Kosuth will be showing at Sprüth Magers London until February 14th

06/02/2015

Our Main Spring/Summer 2015 collection takes inspiration from the experimental Arizonian settlement of Arcosanti.

 

The town was founded in the 1970s by architect Paolo Soleri and built with the help of fellow architects and designers. The eco town strives to live as simply and peacefully as possible, embracing the bohemian subculture of the time.  

It is this pared-back way of living that we wanted to reflect in our Spring/Summer collection. Sun-faded ready-to-wear, artisanal lace up detailing and plaited ‘70s waistbands are the MiH uniform for the free-spirited.

Despite how many trends come and go, the one piece that outlives them all is the Breton. Introduced in France in 1858, the original Breton was the national Navy uniform. It featured 21 stripes. One for each of Napoleon’s victories. 

Inspired by the French sailors and their patriotic uniform, Coco Chanel introduced the design into her 1917 nautical collection. She designed the Breton top to be worn with long flared trousers; perfect for the fashionable Saint Tropez holidays of the time.

The look was made popular by Brigitte Bardot, Edie Sedgwick and Audrey Hepburn, and is now frequently seen on the fashion girls of our generation, like Alexa Chung and Kate Moss. Paired with denim, the Breton is a piece which transcends time and trends.

The Hutton Breton from the MiH Pre-Spring/Summer 2015 collection. Shop here.

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