Magnus Dekker wins Frans Molenaar award 2011

July 15, 2011 by  
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Today the Frans Molenaar Award 2011 was presented to upcoming design talent Magnus Dekker. He won a money price of 10.000 euro, which he can use to spend on making a name for himself in the fashion world.

Magnus’ collection was all about contradictions. He showed colorful, voluminous designs with flag prints all over them. His clothes were fun, well designed and his perfectly styled models rocked the Amsterdam runway.

Congrats Magnus, your collection was magnifying!

Sanne Schepers wins Lichting 2011

July 15, 2011 by  
Filed under AIFW, Amsterdam, Events, Fashion, Featured Items

Sanne Schepers is the winner of Lichting 2011 and wins the G-star Raw Talent Award! On Thursday night Sanne was named the most promising young new Dutch talent out of fourteen fashion graduates. Sanne won a price of 10.000 euro and has the honor to be part of the G-star Raw catwalk presentation in Berlin.

An international jury existing of Shelly Fox (Parsons NYC), stylist Catherine Baba (Vogue, Chanel, Balmain), Romain Brau en Anna Kushnerova (founders of the Antwerp fashion store RA13) and Michael van der Ham chose Sanne as the winner of 2011. They praised her for her individual style and the new principle Sanne introduced in fashion.

Sanne used the idea of a twinset and came up with a very innovative design concept which makes it possible to wear one piece of clothing in four different ways. Her silhouettes might have been simple; this idea and the way in which she brought it to life are very promising.

About lichting
Lichting is  a fashion award presented to the most promising graduate student in Holland of that specific year. From every big fashion academy (total of seven; AMFI Amsterdam Fashion Institute, Artez Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Arnhem, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht, Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten Den Haag, Hogeschool Zuyd Maastricht, Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam, Willem de Kooning Academie Hogeschool Rotterdam) two students are selected. During the Amsterdam Fashion Week al fourteen students compete with each other in order to win the G-star RAW award.


Bonne Reijn wins ELLE H&M Stylist Award 2011

January 14, 2011 by  
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Posthumous British Fashion Award for Alexander McQueen

December 6, 2010 by  
Filed under Fashion, Featured Items, London

On Tuesday evening 7 December the British Fashion Awards will be presented in London. Today one of the winning designers was already announced. Alexander McQueen will receive a posthumous award (The Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design prize) for his contribution to fashion. During the evening this will be celebrated by a film, directed by Nick Knight, featuring McQueen’s most iconic pieces.

‘This film is my way of speaking about a very unique and important person who changed my life. My desire was to speak in some way about the dark and the light contained within Lee, and within us all,’ Nick Knight told Vogue.

‘The Outstanding Achievement Award celebrates the exceptional talent of an individual who has contributed to the British fashion industry, both internationally and here in the UK, throughout their career. There was only one person we felt we could recognize with this award this year – Lee McQueen’, Harold Tillman, Chairman of the British Fashion Council, explained to Vogue.

During his career Alexander McQueen was awarded the Designer of the Year prize at the British Fashion Awards four times. In the past years The Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design award was already won by fashion heroes like Stephen Jones, John Galliano and Vivienne Westwood.


Esther Coppoolse wins our Streetheart Award!

July 18, 2010 by  
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Esther Coppoolse, fashion director of Elle magazine, won our second Streethearts Award today. She was the most stylish person we photographed outside at the Amsterdam Fashion Week.

The winner of last season, Ruud van der Peijl handed over the award he won last time. Esther won 500 euros shopping money at Maasmechelen Shopping village, yet she would like to donate that money to charity.

Congrats Esther!

Hyun Yeu (womenswear) Catwalk Fashion Show SS2011

July 17, 2010 by  
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On Friday Hyun Yeu presented his womenswear collection just one day after his menswear show. There were ten looks ranging from a long peach-colored gala gown to a black lace party dress.

The blouses looked very good, especially a transparent black one. They had special shoulders and sleeves. A strong jacket with cut sleeves looked very good.

Like in Hyun Yeu’s menswear collections the womenswear pants looked great. The lace and sequined dresses would be great for a night out, yet they were not very outspoken and could have had more of a Hyun Yeu touch.

Such a pity there were only ten looks, we would have loved to see more…

Fred Farrow wins Frans Molenaar Award

July 16, 2010 by  
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Artez graduation student Fred Farrow on the Frans Molenaar award today during the Amsterdam Fashion week. He wins a money price of 10.000 euros.

Front row Frans Molenaar Catwalk Fashion Show SS2011

July 16, 2010 by  
Filed under Amsterdam, Events, Fashion, Featured Items, People

A lot of people came to see which young design talent won the Frans Molenaar Award. Check out the front row of this fashion/award show.

Goodiebag !? Jackie’s Best Dressed Award

February 13, 2010 by  
Filed under Amsterdam, Events, Fashion, Goodiebags

Hey, we’re not finished yet. There are still a loooot of goodiebags to be rated, for us the season’s just started.  The Amsterdam Fashion Week was a good warming up, though. This time we examined the goodiebag we received at the Jackie Best Dressed Award 2010.

Does anyone knows a good recipe with hazelnut liqueur ?


3 pieces of candy in plastic seal – Papabubble

Magazine – Audi

Magazine – Jackie

Bottle of hazelnut liqueur – 35cl

Bottle of vitamin water – Sourcy – 50 cl

Shampoo – John Frieda

Heart bracelet + folder – I Love Fashion News

Parfum – Givenchy – 4 ml

Nail Polish – OPI


Free advice voucher – Ici Paris XL

Folder – Athena 7 minute lift

Card – Givenchy

Folder – Choices by DL

Card – Miljonair magazine

Estimated Value: €20,-

Rating: 7

Jackie’s Best Dressed Award

February 13, 2010 by  
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The sad news about Alexander McQueens death overshadowed the good news that Leontine Borsato won the Jackie Best Dressed Award 2010.

On the eve of 10 February many well-dressed women gathered at the Grand hotel in Amsterdam for this special event. As all magazines have their own award show nowadays, (fashion) magazine Jackie presented her Best Dressed Award.

Jackie formed a jury of four people, including stylist: Bastiaan van Schaik, stylist of the stars: Danie Bles, fashion director from Jackie: Renu Kashyap and the Best Dressed lady of last year: Sylvie van der Vaart.

This jury came up with a list of 25 well dressed Dutch ladies. Only the women in the top 5 of that list were in the running to become Jackie’s Best Dressed. Four of them attended the show, yet only one could win…

Leontine Borsato was chosen as the number one on Jackie’s Best Dressed List. She described her style as diverse and told us she likes to mix and match.

The comments of the jury were: ‘Whether Leontine is dropping of her kids at school or is attending a big premiere, she always looks stunning. She can work many different looks and styles’.

Of course some credits had to go to Leontine’s stylist Danie Bles wo dresses her for every big event.