The Kingpins Show New York SS2018

May 12, 2017 by  
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For the past two days New York was the homebase of The Kingpins Show, an invitation-only, boutique denim sourcing show featuring a highly-edited selection of vendors. We were there to capture the event and the atmosphere. International denim heads, countless denim variations, a colorful art project and an outdoor after party that felt more like a summer festival; this was Kingpins NYC SS2018.

Arnhem Mode Biennale 2011: Some Impressions

June 2, 2011 by  
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This month Arnhem is all about fashion and art. We already took a look at some of the amazing fashion installations which you can find at the Akzo Nobel area in the city. Here are some impressions…

Arnhem Mode Biennale 2011: Special Projects

June 2, 2011 by  
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From the first of June till the third of July the city of Arnhem is all about fashion. During this month many events will be held and expositions will be open. There’s so much to do and to see you might wanna head to Arnhem a more than once. Besides, there’s one more reason to go back since some of the expositions change throughout the month.

For instance, there’s this installation made by A.F. Vandevorst. It shows a girl sleeping in a hospital bed completely made out of candle wax. This candle was lit during the opening of the biënnale and will slowly melt down during this month.

A. F. Vandevorst

Then there is the Juun. J installation; a series of trench coats in the same color. Though the trenchcoat is quite timeless and classic in fashion Juun. J lets his trenchcoats evolve. For a month the hourglasses placed above the coats will cover the garments with sand. We’re curious how the coats are going to look within a few weeks…

Juun. J

The third installation that will look completely different within a month is the one created by Amie Dicke. She filled a space with her personal belongings that together created a room full of memories. Above these items an installation was placed with a number of spray guns attached to it. During the next month those spray guns will spray 100 liter of foundation (provided by L’ oreal) on all personal items. The many layers of foundation will cover up all colors and make it into a room in just one tone. A radical male-over.

Amie Dicke: the ‘room’ at the beginning of the process

Check out the gallery of those three special projects below:

Quoc Thang Catwalk Fashion Show SS2011

July 16, 2010 by  
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Quoc Thang’s new collection ‘Het moment voorbij’ was all about freedom. The designer translated that feeling through the style of a woodcutter. The collection was very outdoor; rough materials like wooll and cotton mixed with polyester and nylon.

The male models walked in overalls, raincoats and checked tuniques (these checks were especially designed for this collection and were made out of shields with two crossing bows). They carried backpacks and wore shoes by Timberland, the sponsor of the show. They looked cool, but their heads were all wet & sweaty.

The jacket had a central position in this collection; blazers, parka’s and tops that felt like coats were the eye-catchers of the show.

Quoc Thang
Quoc Thang (1979) graduated in 2005 at the Rietveld academy in Amsterdam. He then organized several projects in Berlijn en Parijs. In 2009 he launched his collection under his own name.

Marloes Blaas Catwalk Fashion Show SS2010

July 16, 2010 by  
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Like Franciscus van der Meer, Marloes Blaas also used the second World War as an inspiration. She drew much inspiration from peasant life and the atmosphere surrounding the liberation of that war.

We saw an army green uniform and a thick black leather top which looked very powerful. There were tough shorts with extra pockets and well tailored jackets. On the other hand Marloes opted for airy fabrics and feminine faded prints. So there were some contradictions in this collection.

We have to say the army outfits looked slightly stronger than the elegant, airy items. The prints looked great, yet the army clothes looked more outspoken and different from what we’ve seen before.

Oda Pausma Catwalk Fashion Show SS2011

July 16, 2010 by  
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‘Hobohemian Heaven’ was the title of Oda Pausma’s collection, she presented on Thursday. It was based on the fusion of two worlds: poetical and rebellion. Imagine live under the roof of the boheme, artists haven, the Chelsea Hotel New York of the seventies….

Jiska van Rossum Catwalk Fashion Show SS2011

July 16, 2010 by  
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Designer Jiska van Rossum presented her collection ‘Adorned in Elegance’ this week. Like in al her clothes sensuality and temptation were important aspects of her menswear clothes.