The Fashion Graduation Show of Hogeschool vd Kunsten Utrecht is one of the annual highlights during the Graduation period of presentations at HKU. The edition of 2016 took place in an industrial setting under the building of Hoog Catharijne. The collections were varied and very outspoken. Most collections had one thing in common: the layered silhouettes.And they were also very wearable. Laure Meyers and Suzanne Barten presented a refined and feminine image. The outspoken and striped coats of Yasmina Ajbilou covered neat, long shirts and told the story of where rebellion and limitations meet.
Malu Versteeg and Marleen van Egmond developed their own knitwear. In the womenswear collection of Malu big, finely knit turtlenecks with transparent parts were the centerpieces. The men in Marleens ‘Modification of Time’ were wearing cable knit sweaters and pants.
Wendy Cornelis transferred her research in material and sustainability into a womenswear-collection with big silhouettes. Laura Meijering made her sustainable collection in quiet colors and simple, long silhouettes, the excitement though came by fraying all materials to the thread as a comment to holding on to your stuff.
After Amsterdam and New York Hong Kong is the capital of denim for two days. In the Innocentre mills and denim-related companies present their latest products and innovations to (denim)professionals in the industry.
What are they wearing during international fashion events? That vintage Levi’s or their latest Diesel jeans? During the year we refresh our streetwear posts irregularly. We don’t judge, we’re not the fashion-police, we just enjoy fashion and your own personal style. Next stop: Kingpins Show Hong Kong.
What are they wearing during the international fashion weeks and events? A bespoke Denham, that vintage Levi’s or their latest Diesel jeans? During the year we refresh our streetwear posts irregularly. We don’t judge, we’re not the fashion-police, we just enjoy fashion and your own personal style. Next stop: The Kingpins Show New York
A few weeks ago we shot the campaign for the next edition of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam in january 2016. Coming wednesday the official program will be presented. Take a look behind the scenes of the shoot we did in the Gashouder at Westerpark together with Elite Models, hair-artist Tommy Hagen, Make Up Studio, the lovely people from Fashion Week Nederland and our crew. And we especially want to thank Jef Montes for lending his beautiful dress.
Ferragamo’s designer Massimiliano Giornetti mixed the city street and the tropical outdoors in a collection that seemed young for a brand that’s been in business for nearly 90 years.
Working against a backdrop of palms and tropical greens the creative director sent out models in baseball caps wearing sports-inspired riffs on the traditional suit. Baseball style and other abbreviated jackets were done in pinstripes — some with contrast piping — and were paired with roomy, pleated trousers. More traditional suits were worn over T-shirts, or layered over sweaters accessorized with colorful skinny ties. Colors were of the earth — plum, ochre, cocoa, turquoise and palm leaf green — and came in blocks or stripes on everything from knits to outerwear. Baseball and leather jackets were adorned with cactus and monkey designs on the back — Fifties greaser style — while one sweater was paved with varsity letter patches, in keeping with the youthful spin.
When you type Hanneli Mustaparta in Google Search there’s no doubt you immediately get the sense this woman isn’t just someone who happens to be ‘just’ fashionable. Definitely not when you see her in line with other names like Leandra medine, Anna Dello Russo, Elin Kling, Chiara Ferragni and Miroslava Duma. And when you dive in even deeper, you will see she isn’t just a pretty face. Enter Hanneli Mustaparta — the Norwegian born model-turned-photographer, blogger and stylist who took the fashion world by storm.
Her razor-sharp cheekbones and long legs may already reveal her modelling potential. A career she began at the age of seventeen, but after realising that she was “never going to be a supermodel,” she turned the lens on herself. It all started out in New York in 2009 by taking some random pictures of herself and the outfits she was wearing on a daily basis and posting them on her blog Hanneli, where she posts a mix of street style photographs and self portrait shoots. But her taste for fashion and styling wasn’t so random after all as her personal style quickly gained worldwide attention from the fashion media -named by Vogue as one of the most influential bloggers- and before she knew it she became a highly acclaimed street style icon.
Her perfectly styled outfits turned her into a popular staple for street style spreads, but it’s hard to put her in a box as her style is constantly transforming from day to day. She’s a true fashion chameleon who can pull off anything, no matter what colour, fabric or silhouette or which city she’s staying. She switches easily between Scandinavian minimalism, boyish ensembles and romantic flowerpower, combining her favourite fashion labels such as Acne, Prada, Burberry, Miu Miu, Jil Sander, Lover, Mulberry, and Calvin Klein.
In a funny matter, her huge popularity took her into the modelling business again, as she starred in the Diesel Black Gold summer campaign (2013) and appeared on several magazine covers from ELLE to Cosmopolitan. Hanneli, she may not be a Supermodel, but you’re most definitely looking at a Superblogger.
It’s time for Graduation-shows again. The fashion department of Academy of Fine Arts in Arnhem (ArtEZ) kicked off with a big show, followed later this week by Rietveld Academy. This year 21 students graduated at the Academy in Arnhem, and they presented their collection in the Cityhall of Arnhem. Among them are five graduates which are nominated for the Frans Molenaarprijs 2015: Lilian Admiraal, Josephine Goverts, Max Zara Sterck, Tung Trinh en Maartje Janse. Two other students will represent ArtEZ during Lichting 2015 supported by V&D, Isabelle Tellié and Yvette Peek.
All graduates will show their collections in an exhibition about ArtEZ Finals 2015 in Arnhem from july 1st until 5th. The address: the former bankbuilding of ABN Amro at Gele Rijdersplein in Arnhem.
Here are the highlights of the show and the collections.
Ever since she first appeared in the international fashion scene Leandra Medine has been the most obstinate blogger out of the bunch. On a daily base she updates her blog The Man Repeller with a vibrant mix of style reports and personal anecdotes. The latest fashion trends and updates can be found there too, but don’t expect anything too serious. Leandra likes a humorous approach, which we can clearly see in her quirky streetstyle looks.
Leandra doesn’t wear designer clothes just to look pretty and show off. She likes to communicate her vision on fashion as well. Therefore she’s not your average blogger model, although she has been the face of Uniqlo and Vero Moda. She even walked a Rebecca Minkoff fashion show. All brands who appreciate Leandra’s quirkiness, just as much as her followers and visitors do.
As if her blog and social media channels aren’t enough for her to let people hear her voice the brunette blogger even wrote her first book; Seeking Love, Finding Overalls. Fun to read, like you’d expect from her. Just as fun as her Style.com video’s are in which she tackles fashion dilemma’s as well as certain do’s and don’ts while rocking the latest designer looks.
Original, quirky outfits which always have the power to draw your attention to them. Like a Tory Burch tule skirt matched with an oversized Philip Lim turtle neck. Or a pair of super flared Tibi jeans. Leandra has an eye for detail too. She parades in Chanel clogs, Prada turbans and Balenciaga belts. Her looks are chic and fashion forward, yet she doesn’t take herself too seriously. Plus, she doesn’t care if she looks hot (for men; Man Repeller) or not, she just wear what she likes and we love her for that.
From left to right: James Veenhoff from House of Denim, Mariette Hoitink from HTNK and Lucel van den Hoeven from de Modefabriek.
This morning Amsterdam Denim Days kicked off by presenting their programme for the coming edition.From april 13 – 18 Amsterdam will be the centre of attention for the second time for all those with an indigo heart. The programme has something for denim lovers of every kind, from brands and makers to wearers and speakers. From style-setting devotees on the street to the greatest innovators in the industry, together they create the ultimate blue.
There will be a public programme of six days in the city centre, with the festival Blueprint at Westergasfabriek as the ultimate closing act. And for the professionals there is the Kingpinshow and seminars on april 15 and 16. You will find all the details online at Amsterdam Denim Days
Of course TPS will be there to report, so keep an eye on our blog, Facebook-page and Instagram.