Fall Winter Trend 2016 / 2017: White Shirt Revisited

November 28, 2016 by  
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Who knew the white shirt would ever be THE hit item of a complete fashion week season? Well, it happened during the SS2017 presentations. The crispy white shirt popped up in every city. Looking slightly different every single time; the classic white shirt revisited or deconstructed even. The widest sleeves, ruffles and tule in the mix. Worn off shoulder, with unbuttoned cuffs the oversized white shirt got some extra sex appeal too. Looking to join in on the fun? You can even borrow your boyfriend’s favorite shirt (blue stripes and light blue shirt support this trend too) and have some fun with it. with your initials on the cuffs or some catchy phrase at the back you’ll give this wardrobe classic a contemporary, personal and unique touch.

Fall Winter Trend 2016 / 2017: Puffer Gone Posh

November 10, 2016 by  
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Yes, it took us quite a while to adjust to this one too. And boy did we take our time. Ever since the release of Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling’ in the summer of 2015 the puffer coat has wandered around in our subconscious. We may have had red puffer dreams, but never ended up actually buying and wearing one ourselves. The puffer coat did come across as a man repelling kind of fashion trend. It wouldn’t do anyone any good to their figure. But slightly careless hanging on one of Rihanna, Gigi or Kim K’s shoulders we (and more importantly the cool streetstyle kids) could suddenly see this item becoming a big trend. Tommy Hilfiger, Balenciaga (they even already introduced a body warmer for SS2017), ACNE Studios, DKNY and Stella McCartney all sent out their versions. And this winter, we’re finally prepared to work it. Matched with the tightest of pants they don’t look so bad after all. Plus, you’ll be able to bear the coldest of temperatures. Now, the high street shops have all introduced their own puffer version, in navy, black or army printed, but if you’re gonna do it, opt for that red hot version. The puffer was never this posh. Get it while it’s hot.

Streetfashion Kingpins Show New York

What are they wearing during the international fashion weeks? A bespoke Denham, that vintage Levi’s or their latest Vetements 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.

Streetfashion Kingpins Show Amsterdam

October 28, 2016 by  
Filed under Amsterdam, Featured Items, Streetwear

What are they wearing during the international fashion weeks? 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 Amsterdam.

The winner of Global Denim Awards 2016: Anbasja Blanken & ITV Denim

October 28, 2016 by  
Filed under Amsterdam, Denim, Fashion, Featured Items, Kingpins Show

The third edition of the Global Denim Awards, made possible by e3 cotton, was electrifying. In the presence of nearly 600 denim professionals from all over the world, a jury of international denim experts selected Dutch designer Anbasja Blanken and Italian mill ITV Denim as the winning collaboration for this year’s Best Collection Award. Indian mill Arvind walks away with the Best Fabric Award.

With 11 mills and designers involved this year, the Global Denim Awards has almost doubled its number of participants since debuting in 2014. The quality of the competing collections this year was extremely high. It is safe to say that within the three years of its existence, the Global Denim Awards has grown into the premier platform for denim design, sustainability and craftsmanship.

GDA 2016 paired emerging fashion designers with a selection of the most progressive denim mills worldwide, in order to co-create elaborate and inspired capsule collections.The collections showcased the collaborators’ combined craftsmanship, original designs, and denim innovation. The collections were then judged by an international jury of denim industry experts, comprised of the designer and best-selling author of Denim Dudes Amy Leverton, the designer/stylist duo Art Comes First, trendhunter and self-confessed denim junkie Kelly Harrington, and the global sales director of Scotch & Soda Alex Jaspers.

The winning collection came from designer Anbasja Blanken and mill ITV Denim. Euphoric winner Blanken explains: “My concept was about the deep sea, and more specifically coral, the ‘flowers of the sea’. Some coral’s colours alternate when the light changes. It can even be luminescent. What if my denim pieces produced light themselves?” To honour her inspiration, ITV created glow in the dark denim fabric especially for Blanken. Barbara Gnutti of ITV Denim adds: “It was not easy but we found a way of putting the luminescence into our yarn.”

Brent Crossland of e3 cotton says:
“To us, it is genuinely exciting to bring these young designers together with the mills, and see them engage in endeavors they normally would not do, expanding their knowledge together. This results in real innovation, that normally I think wouldn’t happen.”

Indian denim mill Arvind won the honorary Best Fabric Award in recognition for its innovative yet traditional fabrics. The Khadi fabrics, which were used by Roosmarijn Koster for her capsule collection, are traditionally handwoven and as authentically Indian as can be. Jury member Amy Leverton said: “To us as a jury, innovation is not only a way of creating new technologies, but it’s also looking back and realising that if we lose the past, we’ll lose it forever. By conserving the past, we are nurturing the future. Arvind supports these villages and its inhabitants to continue creating this traditional denim. Economically that does not make sense. But from a sustainability point of view, it’s invaluable. That’s why the Fabric Award also goes to the mill’s community, not to Arvind alone.”

Co-founder Mariette Hoitink (of HTNK) says: “Global Denim Awards is to me, as a matchmaker in fashion, the best ‘blue love’ match ever made.”

The Global Denim Awards is made possible by e3 Cotton and initiated and organised by HTNK, Kingpins Show and House of Denim. The event coincides with the Amsterdam edition of Kingpins Show.

The winning collection will be exhibited at Kingpins Shows in New York City and Hong Kong, before returning to the Netherlands for Amsterdam Denim Days 2017.

MOAM Catwalk Fashion Show 2016

October 15, 2016 by  
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MOAM is back for her third edition, MOAM 3.0. After two successful editions in EYE and Rijksmuseum, MOAM collective started with a new group of five designers. These talented designers have all graduated from different academies and worked together on one collection. This collective has been coached by iconic names from the fashion industry.

The designers
In this third edition of MOAM collective, MOAM has given a platform to Christiaan de Vries (AMFI), Elysanne Schuurman (HKU), Olivier Jehee (KABK), Maartje Janse (ArtEZ) and Nikki Duijst (KABK). They were weekly coached by three pioneers from the fashion industry: Frans Ankoné, Mariette Hoitink and Peter Leferink. Next to them this edition was also coached by Claes Iversen, Dieter de Cock, Fiona Hering, Iris Ruisch, Jan Jansen, Jan Taminiau, Maison the Faux, Mart Visser, Pauline van Dongen, Ronald van der Kemp and Saskia Stoeckler.

The process
In six months time this collective has worked closely together on a collection consisting of 25 looks for men and women. The designers received complete creative freedom and where responsible from first sketch to final catwalk show. In this process they where coached by professionals from the Dutch creative industry. The keystones for this process are talent development and passing knowledge from the current generation on to the new.
Hotelier and old clothing tailor Krasnapolsky invited this new generation of MOAM designers to host the catwalk show in de renewed ‘Wintertuinen’. This location fits this years design concept perfectly. With overlapping traits like; heritage, innovation and typical Amsterdam elements this was a collaboration made in heaven.

Streetfashion PFW Womenswear SS2017, Day 8

October 13, 2016 by  
Filed under Featured Items, Paris, Streetwear

What are you wearing during the fashionweeks? Your Gucci-shoes, that vintage Prada or your latest Vetements-denim? Maybe we’ll spot you in Paris, Milan, New York or Amsterdam. During the fashionweeks we refresh our streetwear posts regularly. We don’t judge, we’re not the fashion-police, we just enjoy fashion and your own personal style. Next stop: Paris Womenswear Fashion Week spring/summer 2017.

Streetfashion PFW Womenswear SS2017, Day 7

October 5, 2016 by  
Filed under Featured Items, Paris, People, Streetwear

What are you wearing during the fashionweeks? Your Gucci-shoes, that vintage Prada or your latest Vetements-denim? Maybe we’ll spot you in Paris, Milan, New York or Amsterdam. During the fashionweeks we refresh our streetwear posts regularly. We don’t judge, we’re not the fashion-police, we just enjoy fashion and your own personal style. Next stop: Paris Womenswear Fashion Week spring/summer 2017.

Streetfashion PFW Womenswear SS2017, Day 6

October 4, 2016 by  
Filed under Featured Items, Paris, People, Streetwear

What are you wearing during the fashionweeks? Your Gucci-shoes, that vintage Prada or your latest Vetements-denim? Maybe we’ll spot you in Paris, Milan, New York or Amsterdam. During the fashionweeks we refresh our streetwear posts regularly. We don’t judge, we’re not the fashion-police, we just enjoy fashion and your own personal style. Next stop: Paris Womenswear Fashion Week spring/summer 2017.

Streetfashion PFW Womenswear SS2017, day 5

October 3, 2016 by  
Filed under Featured Items, Paris, People, Streetwear

What are you wearing during the fashionweeks? Your Gucci-shoes, that vintage Prada or your latest Vetements-denim? Maybe we’ll spot you in Paris, Milan, New York or Amsterdam. During the fashionweeks we refresh our streetwear posts regularly. We don’t judge, we’re not the fashion-police, we just enjoy fashion and your own personal style. Next stop: Paris Womenswear Fashion Week spring/summer 2017.

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