All dressed up at the MBDFA 2009

November 8, 2009 by  
Filed under Fashion, Fashion Professionals, General, People

Since it was storming outside and the red carpet was all up in the air, there were no good picture-moments during the arrival of the guests at the Mercedes Benz Dutch Fashion Awards last friday at the Grote Kerk in The Hague. So when everyone was inside and had modelled their hair and powdered their noses we took our chance and spotted some interesting guests in striking outfits.
It appeared Dutch design was well represented. While a few people wore outfits from upcoming designers, others wore clothes from well-known brands. Many women wore dresses by Klavers van Engelen, the winner of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Award 2007. The designs of Bas Kosters, one of the night’s nominees, were clearly present too.
Of course we asked everyone which nominated designer they thought should win. Although every designer was named a few times, Bas Kosters en Mada van Gaans seemed to be the favourites of the audience. Yet, unfortunately for them, the jury gets to decide who will win on this important Dutch fashion night.

And hopefully next year, we will spot men in the designs of Sjaak Hullekes, this years winner.

Tess van Daelen

Televizier-gala 2009: the red carpet

October 26, 2009 by  
Filed under Events

This weekend everyone from the Dutch television-industry was gathered at Royal Theater Carré in Amsterdam. They were all there for the presentation of the best Dutch television-programme (the Dutch Emmy’s). We spotted the celebrities at the red carpet and asked them which designer’s clothes they were wearing. It appeared most of them chose a dress or suit made by a Dutch designer. Addy van den Krommenacker’s dresses came by most often. He and Edwin Oudshoorn designed the ‘winning dresses’ worn by Lieke van Lexmond (Winner Talent Award) and Yvonne Jaspers (Winner Best Female Presenter). Other celebrities rocked the red carpet in outfits from Daryl van Wouw, Jos van Raak, Monique Collignon and Django Steenbakker. Some cute short dresses from Matthew Williamson and Balmain spiced it all up. Overall most guests showed some great (Dutch) style. (Tess van Daelen)