Dutch Fashion Foundation: Prelude AW09
The fourth edition of Prelude was actually the unofficial kick start of Amsterdam International Fashion Week. This fashion-salon – initiated by the Dutch Fashion Foundation and Mercedes Benz – presents fresh, new Dutch fashiontalents. And we really experienced some fresh fashion! Like the debut of Sebastic, with his sensitive menswearcollection focused on shirts and pullovers in powdery colours. Sjaak Hullekes is also a promising mensweardesigner, with his tough collection were casual meets formal. Other contributors were Mada van Gaans (great dresses with beautiful ornaments), Conny Groenwegen (satin dresses & subtile knitwear) and Corné Gabriels. Now that’s a guy to watch! His weather-inspired menswearcollection was witty and stylish, especially those beautiful pullovers with digital prints of clouds, thunder and rain. He made us very happy!