MBFWA edition SS2018, this was Day 02

The highlight of the second day of MBFWA SS2018 was of course the Lichting 2017 show, with winner Lizzy Stuyfzand. The day was filled with shows of young designers like Sophia Bentoh and Merel van Glabbeek.

MBFWA edition SS2018, this was Day 01

That was a good start of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam, with three amazing shows of Das Leben am Haverkamp, Hackedby Van Slobbe Van Benthum and Bas Kosters.

Backstage at Fabienne Chapot SS2018-show

Take a look backstage at the show of Fabienne Chapot, collection SS2018.

Backstage art ArtEZ Graduation Show 2017

With a professional show comes a professional backstage with the hard working crew at make-up and hair.Take a look backstage at the Graduationshow 2017 of ArtEZ.

ArtEZ Graduation Show 2017

June 5, 2017 by  
Filed under Arnhem, Events, Fashion, Featured Items

The graduation-season has officially started with the show of the University of the Arts in Arnhem, ArtEZ. A big collection this year, colorful. glamorous, dark, playful and made with lots of dedication. And the location was beyond your imagination, the renewed Musisacrum in the centre of Arnhem.

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.

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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