Individuals Catwalk Fashion Show SS2018

June 22, 2017 by  
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Please enjoy the pictures for now, our review will follow shortly.

AMFI Graduation Show 2017

June 21, 2017 by  
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And of course the Amsterdam Fashion Institute held it’s annual Graduation-show with some promising collections. Here are a few highlights from every collection.

Gerrit Rietveld Academy Graduation 2017

June 12, 2017 by  
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The Fashion-department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy od Fine Arts held its 2017 Graduation-show last week end. The setting was surprising: outside, under an overpass of the Amsterdam orbit near the Kolenkitbuurt with lots of graffiti and concrete walls.

The fashionshow was spectacular and the result of a personal, exploring and experimental learning process of this years graduates: Anouk Beckers, Boris Kollar, Chelsea Peterson, Jonathan Aldenberg, Karen Huang, Line Langkjer, Miro Hämäläinen, Nathaly Vlaun, Ninamounah Langestraat and Yujin Jung.

Streetfashion Blueprint Festival Amsterdam 2017, Day 2

What are you wearing during the denim shows? Your Vans, that vintage Levi’s 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: Blueprint Festival Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Denim Days 2017: Blueprint Festival

For one week Amsterdam was the centre of attention for all those with an indigo heart. Amsterdam Denim days 2017 offered a program with 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 wear.

Streetfashion Blueprint Festival Amsterdam 2017

What are you wearing during the denim shows? Your Vans, that vintage Levi’s 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: Blueprint Festival Amsterdam.

The Kingpins Show Amsterdam SS2018

For two days Amsterdam was the homebase of The Kingpins Show, an invitation-only, boutique denim sourcing show featuring a highly-edited selection of vendors that include denim and sportswear fabric mills. The trade show acquired cult like status amongst denim professionals over the years. Kingpins grew into a platform a with biannual editions in New York and Hong Kong. Kingpins is part of Amsterdam Denim Days.

Streetfashion The Kingpins Show Amsterdam SS2018

What are you wearing during the denim shows? Your Vans, that vintage Levi’s 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: The Kingpins Show Amsterdam.

Streetfashion The Kingpins Show Amsterdam SS2018

What are you wearing during the denim shows? Your Vans, that vintage Levi’s 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: The Kingpins Show Amsterdam.

Dutch designers shine in Paris

Paris is for many young fashion-designers still the place to be during the international fashionweek. They hope editors and stylists find a little hole in their schedule and visit their showroom and presentation. Well, it was certainly worth visiting Esther Dorhout Mees at the Totem showroom at 6, avenue Delcassé in Paris. Her feminine and conceptual style is still there, this time reminding of a aquarel painting.

Two other designers who presented their latest designs were Lotte van Dijk and Klaudia Stavevra,the 18th generation of the fashion design master of ArtEZ University of the Arts Arnhem. At Atelier Néerlandais they showed their highly personal visions on the future of fashion and femininity.

Lotte van Dijk (the Netherlands) based her collection on the way painters depict textiles. The bold and striking brushstrokes of Marlene Dumas inspired van Dijk to start her process by painting large images of garments including floral dresses, denim pieces, lace gowns and army coats. These paintings were used to create her
bold silhouettes, painted on top of the final garments or translated into jacquards.
Oversized, easy shapes in combinations of jacquards with plastic, canvas or tarpaulin are manipulated by belts, gathering towards the body, or by folding the big darts outside. Lotte is nominated for Hyeres 2017.

Klaudia Stavreva (Macedonia) presented her collection BOSSTVRVA. Inspired by the Sworn Virgins of Albania – women who assume the life and rights of a man, vowing not to marry or have children – she proposed a new, inverted way of power dressing – both sensual and strong. Modified garments, shapes and embellishments reference classic menswear, work wear, military dress, and Macedonian folkloric dress. Luxurious detailing, embellishment and fabrics clash beautifully with the hard signature menswear references.

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