This was Amsterdam Fashion Week FW2012

Fashion is vaporized. All cameras are packed. Make up dissolved. The stage disappeared. This 16th edition of Amsterdam Fashion Week attracted almost 20.000 people. Visitors enjoyed the vibe and nice shows, to name some highlights: the openingnight with Bas Kosters and Sjaak Hullekes, the Lab-shows, Sage & Ivy-show, SIS by Spijkers & Spijkers, Jan Boelo and the Cast Iron-show. A special thanks to the organization of Amsterdam Fashionweek who made it all work out smoothly.

We’re on our way already to the next fashionweeks in New York, London, Milan and Paris.

So we’ll meet again.



Impressions of AFW FW2012 Day 2

This was the second day Amsterdam Fashion Week fall/winter 2012. Highlights of yesterday were the Individuals by AMFI-show,  the LAB-shows and the SIS by Spijkers & Spijkers-presentation.

Wintertrend: Tasteful Texture

This winter it’s all about texture. Mohair, leather, linen, lace, lamé, bouclé, python, illusion, iridescent, wool, chiffon, fur, cotton..  you name it, we’ve seen it. All these different fabrics were mixed, twisted, twirled and patched together which resulted in very fierce en exciting looks.

And no, it doesn’t mean you immediately need to wear some striking pieces. Even a little texture detail can make an outfit pop out.  Like we saw at the Céline show. The turtlenecks looked so simple and modern, but the leather strokes gave it just that little more élan. And there were more designers exploring this trend, like Jean Paul Gaultier with trenches in half leather, half wool scuba fabric. Or American Sweetheart Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton. He combined soft chiffon dresses with leather belts or shiny leather jackets with big furry sleeves.  The public loved it.

There was one designer who took this trend through the roof: Balenciaga’s Nicolas Ghesquière. He showed us bomber jackets, gilets and scarves made from thick braided leather. It looked really heavy and strong. They were combined with soft, feminine and colorful painted skirts. But the contrast worked so well.

As you can see, with this trend you can take it as far as you like. Don’t be afraid to experiment a little!

(Eva Dusch)

At AIFW day 3: the sun is out, let’s play!


We thought it would rain forever, but look: the sun is out. And suddenly life & fashion looks much better.



Impressions of AIFW SS2012 Day 2

This was Day 2 of Amsterdam International Fashion Week  edition SS2012. Highlights – despite the rain and wind and rain and wind – of yesterday were Pauline van Dongen and Lichting 2011 with winner Sanne Schepers from Artez.

Highlights 14th edition AIFW FW2011

We did it again! We survived Amsterdam International Fashion Week, with more than 27 shows, presentations and party’s. We shot front-stage, backstage, street-wear, shows and soirees and we loved every minute of it.

More than 20.000 people attended the AIFW this time – amongst them a large group of international bloggers – and we hope they enjoyed themselves as much as we did. We did see some strong collections, beautifully dressed people and a lot of fashion-enthusiasm. We won’t forget the couture-show of Jan Taminiau or the colorful parade of Bas Kosters full with energy and fantasy. And we were surprised by the collection of Marloes Blaas and the sweet romantic style of Sage & Ivy. Die-hards like Tony Cohen and Addy van den Krommenacker demonstrated us what a real professional catwalk-show looks like. And talking about show: you don’t have to tell Supertrash anything about that. This was glamor tot the max!

And let’s not forget Spijkers & Spijkers, Monique Collignon, the LAB-shows, Ready to Fish by Ilja Visser,  Huen Yeu, Velour, Elsien Gringhuis. And the Green Fashion Competition. This is how diverse and inventive Dutch fashion-design is.

Fashion is vaporized

After a week of hard work and great shows the fashion-circus is leaving again. What’s left are good memories and the left-overs of parties and presentations. Bye Amsterdam Fashion Week, we’ll be back in july!

Next stop for Team Peter Stigter is New York Fashion Week fall/winter 2011  and we will keep you posted on what’s happening there. See you soon and thanks for all the enthusiastic support.

Peter Stigter aan de Muur at Margreeth Olsthoorn

December 21, 2010 by  
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Until january 12th 2011 the designer store of Margreeth Olsthoorn in Rotterdam presents some wonderful and special fashion-photos of Peter Stigter aan de Muur, the charity-project of Peter Stigter. While you are looking for some great items on sale in the store (the lovely Margreeth Olsthoorn sells Margiela, Chalayan, Vibskov, Klavers van Engelen, Spijkers & Spijkers and Acne) you can pop in to pictures of Jean Paul Gaultier’s Madonna’s, Alexander McQueen, John Galliano and Givenchy. Margreeth Olsthoorn already fell in love with the Finale of Sonia Rykiels anniversary-show, the photo that’s presented behind her desk.

Margreeth Olsthoorn, Witte de Withstraat 5, Rotterdam

ZOOM, eyes on Dutch fashion

December 15, 2010 by  
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Curious about Dutch fifty years of Dutch fashion-photography? The exhibition of Ferry van der Nat, ZOOM, eyes on Dutch Fashion, is still present in The Hague. Its a small presentation but it gives a good representative view on how strong, special and typical Dutch fashion photography is.

Dutch designers, photographers, beauty-artists, stylists and model choose their favorites and the result is a good mix of old and new work, classic, modern and avantgarde. Besides the photos there’s a little shop with vintage clothes and  new work of young, Dutch talents. Designer Ted Noten is present with his latest project Haunted by 36 women.

A great location to visit while shopping in The Hague.

La Magasin de la Mode, Haagsche Bluf 43, The Hague;

Temporary Team-member

September 25, 2010 by  
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Meet Marc van Fucht, our temporary Team-member. Marc , who’s a well respected documentary-maker, is joining the Team this week-end in Milan. He is doing research and will make some short video’s for the Team Peter Stigter  blog.

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