Front Row Jan Taminiau Demi Couture

January 26, 2011 by  
Filed under Amsterdam, Fashion, Fashion Professionals, People

Expectations were high at the opening-soiree of the Amsterdam International Fashion Week.  Everybody was looking forward to the two shows of Jan Taminiau, Demi Couture and Haute Couture. We spotted Cecile Narinx of ELLE, Richard Kraijchek and Daphne Deckers and even James Veenhoff was shining in his tuxedo. Front row we pictured Hilmar Mulder of Grazia, Stacey Rookhuizen dressed in Jan Taminiau, models Dewi Driegen and Lonneke Engel and thank God Bastiaan van Schaik survived his scooter-accident.

Jan Taminiau Demi Couture Catwalk Fashion Show FW2011 AIFW

January 26, 2011 by  
Filed under Amsterdam, Fashion, Featured Items

Tonight was Jan Taminiau‘s night. Everyone who is something in the Dutch fashion world was present to watch his very first Demi Couture collection (demi = half in French). A collection that more wearable and is less expensive, because to make one outfit only one appointment (instead of four or five) is needed. A great way to reach more customers, so we say: smart move!

Though the designs were a little less delicate then we’re used to from Jan, they were all still made with a very personal approach. Every single one of Jan’s Demi Couture outfits had a very specific look, yet the outfits can be mixed and matched with each other too.

In the typical Jan Taminiau shades (beige, light pink, gold, silver, light green) dresses, pants, jackets and skirts followed each other on the runway. All with Jan’s signature straight shoulders and accentuated waist and all very wearable indeed!

The collection felt classic, romantic and a little less dramatic than Jan’s haute couture collections. Perfect for a summer wedding, a premiere a cocktail or a fabulous rooftop party!