Trend Report SS2013: Graphic Sixties

May 10, 2013 by  
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Short dresses, graphic patterns, eye catching collars, lots of black & white and heavy make-up. The sixties revival was in full swing during the spring/summer 2013 presentations from the likes of Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Moschino and Cacharel. Yet it was out with the doll-ish look and in with the stronger modern sixties styles. Skirt lengths, color palettes and hairdos might have been inspired by the Mad Men era; this sixties girl is definitely more self conscious and streetwise than the girls back in the days. She is not afraid to add peep toe shoes, a giant pearl necklace or even try on a more masculine, boxy kind of ensemble. Her dresses are short yet comfortable. Her prints daring, perhaps even slightly man repelling. But this sixties girl doesn´t care. She dresses up for no one else but herself and is enjoying it to the fulliest.

Goodiebag!? Edith & Ella Catwalk Fashion Show SS2012

July 16, 2011 by  
Filed under AIFW, Amsterdam, Fashion, Featured Items, Goodiebags

We received the second great goodiebag of this week at the Edith & Ella (put together by Goodiebaggirl). We just loved the tanktop and wish designers would give away such items more often.

Here’s what was in the bag:


LIV magazine

Hyki – Bracelet

Celestal – Green tea

Epoque – tanktop

Jordan tooth brush

Edith & Ella soap

Sucre chocolate

Cyberry – energy drink

Rituals – showering gel


Estimated value: 40 euro
Rating: 7,5



Hunkemoller Catwalk Fashion Show AIFW SS2012

July 16, 2011 by  
Filed under AIFW, Amsterdam, Fashion, Featured Items, womenswear

The Hunkemoller lingerie show was just the perfect evening show. The mood was right, the audience was into it and the show was just one big party.

The show was divided in two parts; it started with lingerie and during the second half the new beachwear collection was shown.

The lingerie show was opened by a sexy bride in a seductive off white design. The start of a series of bridal lingerie collections that will follow in the Hunkemoller collections from 2012 on.

After the bridal wear the themes Golden Touch, Modern Brigitte Bardots, Flowers Everywhere, Hot Pink and Oriental Beauty followed. All designs looked super sensual. Rich fabrics, delicate embroideries, the right color combinations and perfect styling made all the girls look like supermodels.

The smiling, blinking and blowing kisses in the air even made the audience more enthusiastic. And model Jazz, who has legs for days, got a round of applause just for her appearance on the catwalk.

After the last lingerie model had left the runway a group of drummers came on stage and held their own little party. Then it was time for the swimwear. Models with wet hair and bronzed faces strutted the runway in swimwear from themes like Tropical Fever, Copacabana Beach, Shapes in Kobalt & Macramé, Etnic Animals, Fashion Jungle and Glits & Glamour Finale.

All designs looked playful and sexy and as Beyonce’s Run the world was played and Kim Feenstra lead the other models on the runway the party was on. All girls in the audience must have seen something they like and all guys must have had a night to remember…

Menswear Trend Report SS2011: Bright & Shiny

July 1, 2011 by  
Filed under Fashion, Menswear

The biggest summer trend in womenswear without a doubt was the colorblocking trend. Gucci, Jil Sander and Prada set the tone with their collections and the trend immediately was picked up. In menswear the same thing happened, though a bit more subtle. Here Kenzo, Calvin Klein and Louis Vuitton showed some bright hues too. Yet it was Jil Sander that went for colorblocking all the way.

Though the trend wasn’t as big in menswear as it was in womenswear; men certainly are wearing more brights this season. Mixing several bright colors together in one look might be a little too much for some men, but at least the designers above brought some of the fun back in fashion.

Check out our gallery for some of the brightest summer looks.

Menswear Trend Report SS2011: Printed (All Over)

June 29, 2011 by  
Filed under Fashion, Menswear

While men are mostly careful when it comes to wearing prints, there’s no reason for them to hold back anymore. The all over printed look was a huge theme on the runway and the great thing about it: you can do no wrong.

Wanna go for a all over skull print? Commes des Garcons says that’s cool! Feeling more like some bright graphic print? According to Cavalli it’s pretty hot. And if leopard (Givenchy), army (Emporio Armani), ethnic (Etro), black & white (Versace) or 3D (Jean Paul Gaultier) is more your thing, go for it!

There are no rules and no limits. Even mixing different prints together in one look is perfectly fine. But if a checked blazer (Dries van Noten) is funky enough for you than that’s alright too.

Menswear Trend Report SS2011: Striking Stripes

June 27, 2011 by  
Filed under Fashion, Fashion Professionals, Menswear

Stripes are always popular in menswear and especially this season they were hard to miss. Many fashion houses sported stripes on the runway and not all in a navy (Iceberg, Junya Watanabe) kind of way.

Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Gianfranco Ferre and Galliano showed very diverse, multicolored stripy items. Whether faded, bright, horizontal or vertical; with some stripes in your outfit, you’ll sure make a striking appearance.

Check out our gallery for some inspiration.

Dirk Bikkembergs Catwalk Fashion Show Milan SS2012

June 20, 2011 by  
Filed under Fashion, Featured Items, Menswear, Milan

Not soccer but diving was the inspiration for Bikkembergs’ new collection. Some of his muscled models came onto the runway wearing nothing but a towel and a bathing cap. A few appeared soaking wet; as if they’d just got out of the swimming pool. And if that was not enough reference to diving, there were some prints of diving people too, as well as the word ‘jump’ on some pieces of clothing.

After about fifteen looks Bikkembergs’ theme changed. Tomato prints were introduced (will vegeatbles become a hit this time?) and the models were more dressed. Leather jackets, cardigans, soft suit jackets and sweaters with a large star print were the highlights of the second half of the collection. Mostly done in classic black and white yet also in pink and green.

At the end Bikkembergs brought in some sexy female models to spice it all up a bit, although the collection was strong enough by itself. And even if you’re not a fan of diving you’ll be able to find something you like.



Versace Catwalk Fashion Show SS2011

June 19, 2010 by  
Filed under Fashion, Menswear, Milan

Many pale, young male models walked in Versace’s rockabilly-inspired fashion show today. Their eye-catching hairdo’s, tight-fitting clothes and small silver necklaces gave them an absolute edgy look. They looked tough, like you wouldn’t want to mess with them.

The fact that they had to wear the most psychedelic (printed and sleeveless) blouses seemed to make them even more aggressive. But we can understand that. Donatella came up with the strangest graphic prints for those blouses. She introduced those as a tribute to the iconic images Bruce Weber made in the 80’s.

Like today at Calvin Klein all blouses were fully buttoned. So that might just become one of the new trends for next year. Apart from the blouses, Donatella designed many tight suits with rolled up legs and leather jackets with fringes.

Towards the end some printed beachwear was shown. Not in color, but in black & white, like the biggest part of the collection. But the absence of color didn’t bother us, Donatella’s prints were already spectacular enough!

Spring is in the air #7

April 20, 2010 by  
Filed under Backstage, Events, Featured Items, Milan, models, womenswear

Something white and something beige make a great mix. Especially in the cowboy-inspired collection of D&G, with skirts in broderie anglaise and tops in buttersoft suede.

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Narciso Rodriguez embraced his softer side for spring summer 2010. And it made for a stronger collection. The vibe was still plenty sexy, like the killer sheath color-blocked from jute linen canvas and black silk jacquard.  A pair of shifts, one in white, the other pink, came with graphic cutouts on the upper back, while another dress was essentially a mesh tank with strategically placed ovals of printed fuchsia silk. All three were revealing without being vulgar, a balance other designers have had some difficulty achieving this season.

But Rodriguez also loosened up the silhouette dramatically, letting the air in, so to speak, on everything from a white silk, linen, and organza bubble dress to a silk mud-cloth coat. The show ended with a trio of short-in-front, long-in-back tent dresses that took this concept to the extreme. Chic, modern propositions for a black-tie evening, they billowed dramatically behind the models in the runway breeze.

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