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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Last day @ Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam

Yesterday was already the last day of 22nd edition of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam and I will post you tomorrow my photo review. But first a glimpse of the catwalk shows.
Maison Laponte, young designer Camiel Fortgens, Shabbies Amsterdam, EVAN Menswear, DORHOUT MEES, Pretty Wild Lingerie and the fashion week had a beautiful closing with the designer Claes Iversen.

Maison Laport

Camiel Fortgens

Shabbies Amsterdam

Evan Menswear

Dorhout Mees

Dorhout Mees

Pretty Wild Lingerie

Claes Iversen

Claes Iversen

The 23rd edition of the Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam will take place from July 3rd until July 13th, 2015.
In addition, FashionWeek Netherland also organizes various activities in the coming months for fashion professionals and enthusiasts, stayed tuned or visit for more information fashionweek.nl.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Day 10 @ Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam

When you think of the ultimate upcoming hot spot in Amsterdam, De Hallen is the place to be.

On the last day of Zalando 10 Days Downtown, Zalando cooperated with Pakhuis de Zwijger, Paperdoll and De Hallen to host Local Goods Market: Fashion Special.

We went back to basic with local urban fashion, music and pure craftsmanship. Special attention was paid to young independent labels and designers with their unique stories and local products.
All good things that Amsterdam has to offer were presented.

On the catwalk L'Oréal Professionnel Catwalk Hair Show, MAYN, Mirte van Wijngaarden, L'Oréal Professionnel presents dennis diem, ARMY OF ME, Club BRILLANT, Frampesca and SMARANDA ALMASAN.
Dennis Diem


L'Oreal Hair Show

Mirte van Wijngaarden

FASHION HOUSE MARGA WEIMANS presented a documentary.

For the show "DENIM, SNEAKERS & SHADES" of Club BRILLANT, the entire catwalk was wrapped in denim.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

SCHUELLER DE WAAL's Speculative Realism' for A/W 2015 @ Fashion Week Amsterdam

Yesterday SCHUELLER DE WAAL designer duo presented their autumn / winter 2015 collection 'Speculative Realism' during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Amsterdam.
This second collection is the next step in defining the SCHUELLER DE WAAL handwriting and shows their distinct eclectic and unconventional vision of occasion wear.

The collection was presented on models and muses - a group of women who admire the designers and their inspiration in the design process. Singer Ntjam Rosie, author Hanna Bervoets, actress Eva Bartels, John Possel (director Mediamatic), singer Ming, DJs Charlotte van den Brekel and Elise Braas (Space Girls) and photographer Alexandra Hunts carried the vision of the designers on the catwalk.

"Speculative Realism" challenges the imagination, it is a celebration of decadence in an alienating setting of contrasts. SCHUELLER DE WAAL combines elements of sci-fi, pop and surrealism successfully to an eclectic but balanced remix. The collection is twofold and represents two completely different versions of the same looks.
The first series is colorful and is outputted in luxury materials with frivolous decorations. As a contrast of each full-color look equally intriguing black version, as a reference to the 'black label' big brands that focus on more salable collections.
In both looks silhouettes refer together - from I to A line from robe manteau to cocktail dress, midi to mini, one-piece to deux-piece, and symmetric to asymmetric.
Delivered accessories make the look complete: perspex ear jewellery and velcro collars with chain detailing add an alienating glamour.
The signature tortellini-bag appears in a new version.

The colors, from lipstick red and shocking pink to lilac and shiny silver, dominate the picture. This part of the collection watch occasion wear from a couture weft, where luxurious fabrics like velvet neoprene, double wool-twill silk, mohair wool and organza processed in contrasting combinations. Bound together surfaces give surprising volumes of self-edge materials. They give the looks an extremely chic look.

SCHUELLER DE WAAL give their series 'noir', translations to a different dimension to the colorful designs by playing with textures, stripes and elastic detailing. The black variety of materials - from washed denim, high-tech polyester and stretch mesh - are complemented by contrasting electric pistachio Mongolian lamb.
Sportswear references give the dresses accessible and modern character.


About the designers

SCHUELLER DE WAAL is formed by Philipp Schueller (1983) and Rens de Waal (1984). The designers graduated from the London Royal College of Art and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Maastricht. Since 2014 they form SCHUELLER de Waal - a label which their creative visions meet, clash and coalesce. Their eclectic mix of textures and colors, distinct shapes, playful prints, decorations and finishes forms the basis for a new proposal for occasion wear.
Earlier SCHUELLER de Waal presented their collection during Paris Fashion Week.

For more information visit Schuellerdewaal.com

Day 9 @ Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam

Fashion and dance met in a film that was presented yesterday in the Koepelkerk - Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel.
A collaboration between the National Ballet, designer David Laport and filmmaker Mathieu Gremillet.

Yesterday there were catwalk shows by MAISON the FAUX, MdH by Marije de Haan, Schueller de Waal, SIS by Spijkers en Spijkers, BARBARA LANGENDIJK and TONYCOHEN.

MdH by Marije de Haan

Barbara Langendijk

SIS by Spijkers en Spijkers

Tony Cohen

Day 8 @ Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam

Friday on day eight of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam, the famous painter Van Gogh, Japan and fashion encountered in the Van Gogh Museum. The museum was open until 10 p.m., with a program including DJs, VJs, free tours and a cocktail bar.

All fashion lovers gathered for a night of cultural diversity. Upcoming designers showed how Van Gogh and Japan inspired them, like Van Gogh himself. 

The Far East came to life in workshops and presentations of young designers Elke van Zuylen and Barbara Langendijk.

Also the catwalk continued with Said Mahrouf, Alla Kuzmyk, LISA KONNO, Aziz Bekkaoui, INKNI and Bas Kosters.
Aziz Bekkaoui

Bas Kosters

Lisa Konno

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Make your own Masterpiece @ Rijksstudio and win the 2015 Award

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, invites you to get inspired by their collection and create your own design using Rijksstudio.

Every form of art is allowed: design, fine art, applied art, photography, video and everyone can enter the competition.

A jury of design experts will select three winners. The ten best designs will be exhibited in the Rijksmuseum.

Last year winners of the Rijksstudio Award 2014 were Asnate Bockis and Rogier Arents, they were inspired by the painting of Jan Adam Kruseman: Portrait of Alida Christina Assink and and created a tin box with eye shadows.

The winner of the Rijksstudio Award 2015 will be announced during the award presentation at the Rijksmuseum on 20 April 2015, and will receive 10.000 euros, second best 2.500 and third 1.000 euros.

Members of the jury are Irma Boom (Designer, Irma Boom Office), Tony Chambers (Editor-in-Chief, Wallpaper*), Taco Dibbits (Director of Collections, Rijksmuseum), Mark van Iterson (Global Head Design & Concept, Heineken), Thomas Marzano (Global Head Brand Communication Design, Philips), Renny Ramakers (Creative Director, Droog Design) and Thomas Widdershoven (Creative Director, Design Academy Eindhoven)

For more information visit rijksmuseum.nl/en/rijksstudio, you have until the 15th of March to participate.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Vodafone Firsts Fashion LAB opens with Liselore Frowijn

Yesterday evening was the opening of Vodafone Firsts Fashion LAB, the talent and innovation programme by FashionWeek Nederland with Liselore Frowijn.

The Vodafone Firsts Fashion LAB will present several fashion shows by young designers from now until Monday 26 January. This will be the first time they will present their collections on the runway at Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam. For those interested in seeing what these promising young designers have to offer, here are 'the ones to watch'.

Liselore Frowijn presented her new collection for the first time during the opening night of the Vodafone Firsts Fashion LAB programme in the Transformatorhuis. This collection, inspired by Oskar Schlemmer's Triadic Ballet, will be presented in Paris in March. It includes geometric shapes and an interesting mix of sportswear and luxury. This collection was an excellent way to kick off the programme.

Liselore Frowijn: "My new collection is based on the underlying feeling that defines my generation - the need to return to what is pure in the world. In my contemporary translation of Oskar Schlemmer's Triadic Ballet I offer my own interpretation of the costumes, with a nod to our fascination with robots and borrowing from the silhouettes and materials used in skiwear. This is also a hint of my signature style of pushing the boundaries between luxury clothing and sportswear."

Abundance of talent in the Transformatorhuis

What can you expect to see from these talented young designers?
INKNI will present an experimental menswear collection that pairs prints with natural materials to create a mix between modern design and traditional craftsmanship. The MAISON the FAUX collection centres on the theme of transparency and authenticity in fashion. What is real and what is fantasy?

The Schueller de Waal show will tickle the imagination. A decadent party in a surreal setting will showcase two separate realities. New to the runway is Barbara Langendijk. She will present a Japanese theme by way of a performance. The experimental menswear collection by Alla Kuzmyk portrays Ukrainian culture and society.

The 2015 Odyssey Collection by MAYN is inspired by the evolution of primates to the digital era in Stanley Kubrick's Space Odyssey 2001. The show will present an evolutionary transformation with a hint of technological dependence.

Mirte van Wijngaarden will present for the second time at Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam. This year's collection was inspired by the powerful and confrontational Samurai.

Young designer Camiel Fortgens pushes the boundaries of redefining wearable and recognisable menswear in his collection.