Nikki Duijst wins Lichting 2015

July 10, 2015 by  
Filed under Amsterdam, Fashion, Featured Items

Nikki Duijst is the winner of Lichting 2015 supported by V&D. During a spectacular fashion show 14 graduates presented their graduation collection to an audience of national and international fashion professionals. They voted Nikki as the upcoming fashion design talent of Dutch fashion. She received the V&D Talent award and a money prize of 10.000 euro which she can invest in the development of her work. During the show Nikki presented five looks out her graduation collection named As we seek our face. A collection with which she investigated her personal fear of being in the spotlights versus the pressure of social media to promote yourself as a unique, outstanding character. Anonymity, femininity, covering up and exposing were the focus points in the collection full of long, lean, striped and beautifully colored creations.

Bastian Visch wins Lichting 2014 supported by V&D

July 12, 2014 by  
Filed under Amsterdam, Featured Items, Menswear



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Tonight designer Bastian Visch became the first winner of Lichting 2014. Together with 13 other fashion graduates from all over the country he presented five pieces of his graduate collection. A collection looking further than cultures and subcultures, led by universal beauty ideals. Eye catching were his voluminous silhouettes, his use of color, his trompe l’oeil effects and photographic prints. Out of the 14 students a professional jury and selected members out of the audience chose Bastian as the lucky winner of the V&D Talent Award. Bastian will get a chance to develop a capsule collection, which will be sold in a number of V&D warehouses in spring 2015. “Winning this award is the key to my future”, the young designer stated.

Well done & good luck!