Jan Boelo Backstage Video Show SS2012

July 20, 2011 by  
Filed under AIFW, Amsterdam, Backstage, Featured Video, Video

The show of Jan Boelo set the stage on fire. His rock’n roll punk-inspired-collection seemed perfect for a summer festival. Backstage the atmosphere was rockin’ too, with models getting their dark make-up and chain-decorations.

Jan Boelo backstage at AIFW SS2012

The collection of Jan Boelo really rocked, as did the backstage. Take a look at one of the last shows at the AIFW SS2012.

Front Row Jan Boelo Catwalk Fashion Show AIFWSS2012

Check out Jan Boelo’s star studded front row.

Jan Boelo Catwalk Fashion Show AIFWSS2012

July 17, 2011 by  
Filed under AIFW, Amsterdam, Fashion, Featured Items

Jan Boelo held his fashion show at 3.00 p.m., but unlike at other fashion shows this didn’t withhold the VIP guests to come to his show. And we got the feeling his star studded front row very much enjoyed his Rock ‘n Roll Balmain-inspired presentation.

It started with a short clip (see below), just to set the mood right.

jan boelo collection video SS12 from wouter vandenbrink on Vimeo.

Then Boelo’s angry models appeared sporting shiny tailored jackets, loose rock pants and glamrock shoes. They walked fierce and fast and sure worked Boelo’s seventies inspired creations (for men and women).

Leather pants and dresses with lots of chains and metal belts made the models look tough. Shiny denim shorts (with pockets sticking out from underneath) seemed perfect for a summer festival. And those well fitted Baroque and Roll jackets (with stressed shoulders) could just be very wearable (when styled in a more sober manner).

To the sounds of of Highway to Hell the show came to and end. Jan told us Ellen ten Damme is already fan of his label and we’re pretty sure more celebs are soon to follow.


Preview AIFW – Jan Boelo SS2012

It will be Jan Boelo’s first time to show during Amsterdam Fashion Week and from what he tells us, it will be a show to remember.

Long Nights
With just a few days left until his show Jan Boelo and his team are working late every day. “I’m finishing the collection with three other people and I’m getting some help from friends and family. It’s usually not until 2 or 3 a.m. that we stop working and go to bed. But I’m making sure I have one more relaxed day before the show, so I wouldn’t be all tired and stressed out on Sunday.”

Jan’s collection (it’s the second collection he has made) will exist of men- and womenswear. “The biggest part will be womenswear, but there’s a small menswear section as well. All together we will present about 26 looks.”

“Those looks are inspired by the late seventies. It’s all about the rise & fall of punk and glam rock. There will be a lot of leather and chains. Almost anything in the collection will be shiny. The fit will be tight, but there are loose pants too and I stressed some of the shoulders. It will feel like Alexis herself (from Dynasty) walks into the room.”

“We got a special kind of denim from Italy and we had our leather custom made in an Italian factory. I personally went there this spring to make a selection of the leather I wanted to use.”

Rock ’n Roll
“Since I’m a big Rock ’n Roll fan; I translated this to the collection. Songs from bands like The Sex Pistols and Patti Smith inspired me. The soundtrack of the show is going to be very rock ’n roll too. It will be a pretty fierce mix, made by Tim Holland.”

Jan has already convinced Dutch rock singer/actress Ellen ten Damme of his talent (she wore his clothes to several official events) so we’re very curious to see what everyone else thinks of his designs.

Jan Boelo will show his collection on Sunday 17 July at 3 p.m.

Boutyq Catwalk Fashion Show Amsterdam AW 2011

February 3, 2011 by  
Filed under Amsterdam, Fashion, Featured Items, Menswear, womenswear

The Boutyq-event has developed itself into a serious fashion-event, where Dutch talents get to present themselves two times a year plus an international renowned brand or fashion-house. Last Tuesday Dutchies Francisco van Benthum, Jeroen van Tuyl, Jan Boelo and the British label Unconditional presented their fall winter 2011 collections. And after a full week of mainly womenwear it was refreshing to see some good menswear-collections.

Francisco van Benthum started his career in 1996 with colleague Michiel Keuper, but began his own line in 2001. It’s been difficult for the talented designer to maintain his own label over the years, but it seems his Francisco van Benthum/whitelabel is succesful. It was this line he presented at Boutyq. His clothes still have that constructed  look but less edgy, finishing and proportions still play an important role.

Jeroen van Tuyl celebrates his 10th anniversary this year and he proved himself a serious mensweardesigner. Elegant, sharp, tough are keywords that explain his signature style, his graphics are always strong. This time prints were inspired by pieces of broken glass and they appeared at suits, coats and scarves.

Jan Boelo has just begun, but got his education at several sources: Jan Taminiau, Marloes Blaas, Paul Schulten and Balmain. At the last fashionhouse he discovered his signature style: strict, sharp and with a touch of rock ‘n roll. He presented his first collection in 2010.

Philip Stephens is the man behind the British label Unconditional, contemporary, luxury basics for men and women are mixed with more fashionable and seasonable specials. Remarkable fact is that the collections are produced in an ethical way, with organic fabrics and environment friendly dyes.

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