Streetstyle Icon: Leandra Medine

June 8, 2015 by  
Filed under Fashion Professionals, People, Streetwear

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.

Amsterdam Denim Days 2015

© Peter Stigterlaunch presentatie Deim Days 2015

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.

 

Streetfashion KINGPINS Amsterdam

Where denim-pro’s and -addicts meet you’ll find denim streetwear. Take a look at what they wore at Kingpins Amsterdam.

This was KINGPINS Amsterdam, october 2014.

For the second time Amsterdam was the capital of denim, by hosting The Kingpins Show. Kingpins started out in 2004 as a tiny denim supply chain show for denim pro’s tired of the mad scramble and soul-deadening crush of handshakes and “who are you’s?” and badge-checking at the huge, impersonal sourcing shows that dominate the industry.
The idea was: keep the exhibitor-list tight, invite only the best brands, serve tasty food, treat everyone like family and create an atmosphere that’s conducive for networking and relationship-building. It worked out pretty well.

The second edition in Amsterdam was a success. Also because of the first Global Denim Awards, won by Jonathan Christopher.

Thank you Oscar !

Thinking of glamour-dressing to the max, but with style and class – you had to think of Oscar de la Renta. The American designer – born in Puerto Rico – died october 21st at the age of 82.

His career began in the 1950s in Spain and sprawled across the better living rooms of Paris and New York. De la Renta was the last survivor of a generation of bold, all-seeing tastemakers.  Though ill with cancer for close to eight years, Oscar de la Renta was resilient. During that period his business grew by 50 percent, to $150 million in sales, as his name became linked to celebrity events like the Oscars. Amy Adams, Sarah Jessica Parker and Penélope Cruz were among the actresses who wore his dresses. Recently his biggest thing was to make the ivory tulle gown that Amal Alamuddin wore to wed George Clooney in Venice.

Oscar de la Renta achieved fame as a couturier to socialites and as a red-carpet king. He also dressed four American first ladies, but it was Hollywood glamour that defined him for a new age and a new customer.

Here are some highlights of his collections from the past five years.

 

 

 

 

Amsterdam Denim Days 2014, Kingpins show

Finally Amsterdam has it’s own Denim event. And what an event it is! First the pro’s meet two days at the Kingpins show at the Gashouder in Amsterdam. At this trade-show Ddsigners, manufacturers and all kinds of denim-pro’s see the latest developments in fabric, finishing and production plus they will hear the latest trends from WGSN and Invista. It’s the first time Kingpins hits Amsterdam, but we cannot imagine it will be the last time in the denim-capital of Europe.

Kingpins has a cult status among professionals due to the quality of the exhibitors and inviting atmosphere combined with an exclusive admission policy.

 

See here the highlights.

 

 

 

Streetfashion New York Womenswear FW2013 Day 1

What are you wearing during the fashionweeks? Your Celine-shoes, your latest Raf Simons-sweater or that vintage Gucci? 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: New York Fashion Week fall/winter 2013.

About Carlo Wijnands (AFW13)

During Amsterdam Fashion Week we will be following someone from the crew every day.

The first day we followed Carlo Wijnands, programme director of AFW.

Dutch Fashion Awards 2012: Backstage

Take a look backstage at the Dutch Fashion Awards 2012 that took place in The Hague last friday. See how models get dressed, see the make up artists and hairdressers at work and even Mattijs ironing his dresses.

Festimode Casablanca Fashion Week 2012, Day 3

The third and last day of FCFW was a full evening again, with three designers showing their collections: Noureddine Amir, Ghitta Laskrouif and Hatice Gökce.

As a child Noureddine Amir dreamed about being a couturier. But he became more than that. Because he doesn’t want to obey to the laws of fashion – by presenting a collection every season plus following the trends – he starts designing theater and film-costumes and mixes his creations with installations. He’d rather be an artist without boundaries. He admires Issey Miyake, and it shows in his collections which are sculptures almost made of raffia, linen or wool.

Ghitta Laskrouif presented her first collection at FCFW in 2007 under the label Mozarabe. This edition she introduces her latest project G. She is fascinated by movement and music and therefor participates regularly with modern dancers and performers. She also likes to play and experiment with different materials, nowadays she focuses on more fabrics with an ecological origin. Her silhouettes are simple and architectural.

Hatice Gökce is originally from Turkey and she designs mens and womenswear. She is known for her experimental design and use of innovative fabrics. She is also the founder and board member of Fashion Designers Association (MTD) in addition to her active roles in all kinds of civil society and social activities. Gökçe has undersigned many achievements on her avant-garde designs and extraordinary activities both in Turkey and abroad.

 

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