Maison the Faux Catwalk Fashion Show MBFWA SS2018

July 17, 2017 by  
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Before we begin, can we please take your name?
No, not your given name; the name you wish to use post-reincarnation.

Maison the Faux once again welcomed us in a spectacular show environment. This time around they were ready to take us to another level, another life even. This was not a spa (although the futuristic tanning systems might give that idea) and it was definitely not an office. This was FAUXmosapien, an odyssey, a journey of reinvention that begins with incubation. This was an opportunity to engineer a new tomorrow. Radiation that gives you more than a glow.

What a way to end this edition of the Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam. With the bright color changing backdrop and the runway filled with tanning systems it really felt as if we’d stepped on board of a space ship, ready to start a new chapter at whatever planet was waiting for us when we’d come out.

Our wardrobe for the life that was waiting for us was pastel shaded, a nice contrast with the neon lights of the decor. Stripes, metallics and tweed fabrics with frayed ends were the main themes. And as guys and girls sporting skirts, dresses, coats and skimpy bikini’s with extraordinary headpieces had followed up on each other the finale piece was, yep, you guessed it, a shiny bridal gown, worn by a guy in fluffy slippers. Cause even in another life you’d still want to tie the knot in style, right?

In September the Arnhem based fashion house (by Joris Suk and Tessa de Boer) will present this collection at New York Fashion Week. We’re glad we got the ultimate preview. The perfect way to end this edition of MBFWA.

Out with a bang!

Streetfashion MBFWA SS2018, Day 03

July 16, 2017 by  
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What are you wearing during the fashionweeks? Your Gucci-shoes, that Balenciaga-shirt 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: Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam SS2018.

MBFWA edition SS2018, this was Day 03

A day filled with interesting shows of young designers and the opening of the Future Generation exhibition Eutopia.

Schepers Bosman Catwalk Fashion Show MBFWA SS2018

July 16, 2017 by  
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Checks on checks on checks; for their third collection Sanne Schepers en Anne Bosman came up with an interesting selection of layered checked looks. An instrumental ‘What do you mean’ from the speakers and their models walked their rounded catwalk alongside the audience. They sported checked shorts, shirts, jackets that appeared plain in the beginning, but got more and more interesting towards the end of the show.

By the time a guy in neon green passed by it was impossible to tell one piece of clothing from the other. That’s how intertwined the items were. Asymmetry, overlap and deconstruction worked together perfectly. Getting dressed in the morning might be a bit of a hassle, but hey, jaw dropping attire guaranteed.

Inspired by American modernists Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) en John Chamberlain (1927-2011) who were praised for their 3D assembly-art Schepers Bosman tried to make the audience portray fashion in a different way. Almost as a piece of art. Mission accomplished we’d say; these designs were not just beautiful to wear but also fascinating to look at.

Botter Catwalk Fashion Show MBFWA SS2018

July 16, 2017 by  
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Botter might only just have graduated (in Antwerp at the Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten), there’s no stopping him. After having showed at New York Fashion Week last year he presented his graduation collection, which already made him win five different Belgian awards, in Amsterdam today. Tropical vibes and Sting’s song Fragile from the speakers and Botter’s men appeared, ready to make a statement. Inflatable fish and multiple caps on their heads, fishnet tied around their arms and tossed over their bodies, a Shell logo at sight and you too can do the math. Botter’s message was about polluted oceans and beaches. And even though this political message was loud the designer’s vision on fashion spoke out too. It was that of oversized suits, sweaters, stripes and beautifully mixed colors.

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.

Lizzy Stuyfzand wins LICHTING 2017


July 14, 2017 by  
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Friday evening, nine o’clock, almost weekend, but not before the Lichting (by FashionWeek Nederland and HTNK fashion recruitment & consultancy) show 2017 has taken place. Once again fourteen talented fashion graduates presented their graduation collections to a jury of both national and international fashion professionals.

Out of those fourteen young new talents that jury picked Lizzy Stuyfzand (ARTEZ) with her “Call me magpie”-collection as the most promising talent in the Netherlands.The jury praised Lizzy for her research in textile and her craftsmanship. By winning this award Lizzy was rewarded with Euro 10.000,- money prize.

The second winner of the night, chosen by the audience, was Sarah Bruylant (AMFI). Sarah received the Audience Favorite Award which included a money price of Euro 3.000,-.

So much talent, such amazing winners, now let’s head over to the bar. Time to celebrate or, for all talents that didn’t take home a price tonight,: cheers to the freakin’ weekend!

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.

Streetfashion MBFWA SS018, Day 01

July 14, 2017 by  
Filed under AIFW, Amsterdam, Featured Items, MBFWA, models, People, Streetwear

What are you wearing during the fashionweeks? Your Gucci-shoes, that Balenciaga-shirt 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: Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam SS2018.

Bas Kosters Catwalk Fashion Show MBFWA SS2018

July 14, 2017 by  
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When Bas Kosters’s name is on the official opening night schedule you just know you’re in for a good time. Known for his colorful, quirky, extravagant designs and over the top fashion shows the young creative has always been able to turn his events into major celebrations of fashion, love and what not. Good vibes only is what you get from attending a Bas Kosters show and tonight was no exception. After two and a half years without fashion shows Bas Kosters made quite the comeback with his carrot celebration. Yes, he presented his latest collection My Paper Crown, made out of recycled 100 flags, but this was not just a fashion show, but half an hour of crazy, happy fashion entertainment.

It started with the runway set-up, which included several working men and women taking care of a typical farm life/simple life. There was a big pile of potatoes (on which Bas sat down during the show, his ode to the potato), there were buckets filled with sunflowers (which were being watered), white wash was hanging out to dry, and the concrete flour of the Gashouder was being swept and wed regularly.

The designs that came out were vibrant and colorful as expected. The colorful flags as well as a colorful block print Bas himself designed in India made up for a showstopping line up. An optimistic line-up of ‘happy’ clothes with which Bas spoke of gay rights, animal rights potatoes and carrots (a replacement for Bas’ previous obsession with penises?).

The make-up was smudged, the head pieces creative, the accessories extravagant (dice earrings, large stuffed animals) and the props simply outstanding (a lit up Bas car filled with exuberant models entered the runway at a certain point). That model’s waving, cheering, smiling and dancing certainly had the right effect on the audience. This was by far the happiest most cheerful fashion show of the week and we happily celebrated Carrot Day along with Bas and his closest friends (numerous familiar and famous faces walked his festive finale).

“I hope you realize you can give something too, the gift of attention, of seeing the other. Be generous! I want to believe that artists and others make this world together.
Be well,
Bas Kosters”

In line with the see now buy now trend Bas sold some of his designs straight after te show. It was a night to remember and probably the best start of a new fashion filled week Amsterdam could have asked for.

Later on this week: the work of the fourteen best fashion students during Lichting, the debute of young talent Sterre Troquay (17) and Politicians walking the runway during Sunday’s Political Catwalk. We’re excited!

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