Steve Madden X RvdK Fashionshow FW2023 Amsterdam

September 18, 2023 by  
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With Dutch conscious-couture designer Ronald van der Kemp in charge of the curation of the show, expectations for the Steve Madden presentation were high. For the creative direction of the Steve Madden FW23 collection, Van der Kemp consequently decided to once again walk the rebellious path and pair the footwear with ensembles entirely made out of paper.

The footwear was ranging from chunky black loafers that exude an air of casual insouciance to knee-high lace-up’s and heavy black ankle boots, adding a distinctive edge to their ensembles. A pink bedazzled Mistica sneaker followed by a line-up of hardcore attire. A perfect match with the paper outfits.

MARTAN Fashionshow SS2024 Amsterdam

September 18, 2023 by  
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MARTAN’s Spring-Summer ‘24 collection was created entirely from upcycled hotel linens and showcased a realm of imaginative potential that extends beyond the conventional confines of fashion production. A nod to nautical seemed to be the red threat that weaved itself onto the catwalk.

Max Zara Sterck Amsterdam Fashion Week 2023

September 18, 2023 by  
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Dutch designer Max Zara Sterck presented her first collection during Amsterdam Fashion Week, edition september 2023. Her debut was about movement and harmony, encapsulated as “Body following, body flowing,” and this became a guiding principle that underscored the essence of the designer’s work.

Graduates 2023 Gerrit Rietveld Academy

June 30, 2023 by  
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The Gerrit Rietveld Academy presented their fashion-graduates 2023 in an intriguing show. We present the work of Ruben, Haug Johne, Van Heezik, Milicevic, Lelie, Huizinga, Hodel and Huijben.

Backstage at KABK Graduation-show 2023

Take a look backstage at the graduationshow of the KABK, the Royal Academy of the Arts in the Hague.

Valentino Catwalk Fashion Show Paris Womenswear SS2019

October 1, 2018 by  
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Kristen McMenamy kicked off the Valentino show in a voluminous black off shoulder caftan. She looked good, no doubt, but that black look and all that fabrics were in no way a forecast of what was about to happen later on in the show. After a selection of all black looks in all kinds of shapes, sizes and fabrics, which was ended with a black dress and an enormous feathered hat, Pierpaolo Piccioli introduced a few looks in white, black and white and he sent out two girls with an enormous Valentino V logo printed on their chests. Then the show really kicked off white shades of orange, pink and Valentino red. On came the prints, the most gorgeous floral inspired mirrored prints in the most perfect SS2019 palettes (purple, green and yellow) which came back in the color of the models eyeshadow. A sequined dress worn by Britt Ensink with purple fur on the sleeves simply was the star of the show. Pockets in dresses added an effortless touch. Gold colored chunky earrings and furry footwear put the picture together. And even more so than usual this was a parade of dreamy, dazzling dresses that could’ve just stepped out of a fairy tale. Now name one woman who wouldn’t want to step out in one of these pieces of art.

Delpozo Catwalk Fashion Show London Womenswear SS2019

September 17, 2018 by  
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Pretty aqua painted artwork clips on DelPozo’s Instagram had us tiptoeing towards the SS2019 collection presentation over the last few days. A lovely light yet colourful countdown (DelPozo’s signature) that had us guessing what the show’s theme would be. With Josep Font as creative director the Spanish brand delivered a light hearted collection filled with transparency.

Inspired by the work of Murano glass artist Fulvio Bianconi Font created countless looks with sheer parts and see through details. With some models it even felt like you could see right through them, yet their clothes obviously were too beautiful to miss. Hand embroidered, nature inspired details on tops and dresses gave the collection an extra touch of delicacy. Although the light colored, ruffled and draped ensembles already spoke of next level elegancy.

Floral shaped headpieces and silver colored gladiator sandals embellished with petal shaped details gave a dreamy, light touch to the looks the fresh faced models wore. Looks that certainly had a lot going on, yet thanks to the color palette, the silhouette and the effortless way the clothes were worn looked simple and modest.

For next summer those button down blouses, knee length skirts, tea dresses and one shoulder, draped tops is all we want to wear. Oh and everything in this lovely palette of mint green, white and lilac hues please.

Calvin Klein Catwalk Fashion Show NYC SS2019

September 12, 2018 by  
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Could a Jaws T-shirt with a CK logo printed onto it be a potential hot seller? Designer Raf Simons likes to think so. Inspired by seventies movies such as Jaws, Hooper, Ben and The Graduate he came up with a playful collection of deconstructed, asymmetric, unfinished (fringed ends everywhere) looks and a whole lot of Jaws merch. There is not much left of the straightforward, minimalistic, clean catwalk looks Calvin Klein used to have over the past few years. Raf Simons seems to like to experiment for the brand.

The printed (prints were animal inspired and tie dye) tea dresses looked a bit difficult though. Strong shouldered tweed jackets seemed appealing. Leather bodysuits felt fit for a dive into the ocean as heavy knits and graceful pleated  skirts (as worn by Stella Tennant) felt like the best idea. And that loose fitting red beanie Doutzen Kroes sported might just finish off the whole look. Food for thought.

Tom Ford Catwalk Fashion Show New York SS2019

September 12, 2018 by  
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Tom Ford’s show notes spoke of the essence of him being a designer, the reason why. “I became a designer, because I wanted to make men and women feel more beautiful and to empower them with a feeling of confidence. A feeling of knowing that they looked their best and could then present their best selves to the world. I wanted to make clothes that were flattering. That make one look taller and slimmer and more beautiful or more handsome.” And ever since the designer really put himself on the map in the mid-1990s he did just that.

SS2019 was no exception. To the sounds of Netflix series Babylon Berlin’s theme song he sent out an army of fierce looking women and some men. Cardi B, who created a lipstick with Tom ford that this week sold out in a day, was present among some other celebs.

The guys wore suits with shirts and sweaters with a pair of statement glasses.They main womenswear outfit was a mismatched powder shaded skirt suit in a mix of lace, satin and silk materials. Another big theme in the collection was croc leather popping up in the shape of jackets, belts, bags, bracelets and wallets in shades of black, green and lilac.

There were some impeccable trench coats, a leopard printed pony skin coat and a selection of the sexiest party pieces. Like a deconstructed tux or a sheer and body tight little black dress. Every look was styled off by a pair of pointy shoes with ankle straps and the female models sported silk scarves on their heads. Like Tom Ford promised in his show notes he made his models look their best; glamorous, confident, seductive and sexy af.

Backstage at Ninamounah Amsterdam Fashion Week

Take a peek backstage at the Celebration of the Species by Ninamounah.


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