During Amsterdam Fashion Week at the Westergasfabriek in the capital of the Netherlands more than 20.000 guests visited one of more fashion shows.
A few of them are captured by my lens. Here the first one.
Avi Ramdin, fashion editor of BACKSTAGEFASHIONREPORTS.COM
Sunday at Amsterdam Fashion Week L'Oréal Professionel presented Creative Hair Director Francis Schroembges.
Colorful hair creations passed the catwalk and Francis Schroembges herself gave
a live presentation.
During Amsterdam Fashion Week Francis did also the hairstyling at the shows by Claes Iversen en Studio Jux.
Here my photoreview
Pianist Iris Hond played piano during the show
Make up by Zizi Heijmans and Lydia Thann, styling by Fred van Leer
Yesterday at Amsterdam Fashion Week L'Oréal Professionel presented creative hair director Olaf van den Wildenberg.
Amazing hair creations passed the catwalk and Olaf van den Wildenberg gave a live presentation of one of these pieces of art.
Here my photoreview.
Make up by Carola de Bakker, Rob Wokke, Joyce Clercks and Marianne Parie (Air-brush artist).
Styling by Angela Kuperus and clothing by Matthijs van Bergen, David La Port, Roya Hesam, Coen Karstens, Dennis Diem and Tutu Tale (www.diabolo-shop.nl).
The debut issue of Vogue Thailand is on sale now. The February issue launch cover features Thai model Si Tanwiboon, and was shot in Paris by photographer Hans Feurer. Si Tanwiboon wears a headdress, specially designed by milliner Philip Treacy for Vogue Thailand, inspired by a traditional Thai'chada'headdress.
Kullawit Laosuksri is Editor‐in‐Chief of Vogue Thailand, and Jareeratt Yookonthaijitta is the magazine's Publisher.
Vogue Thailand is the twentieth edition of Vogue worldwide. Vogue is published in the United States, Britain, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Russia, Japan, China, Taiwan, Mexico & Latin America, Korea, Brazil, Australia, Portugal, India,Turkey and most recently launched in the Netherlands.
Condé Nast International, a division of Advance Publications, sets the benchmark for multimedia publishing excellence. Condé Nast International currently operates in 25 markets, publishing over 120 magazines, over 75 websites and over 150 tablet and Smartphone apps, under such respected brands as Vogue, GQ, Glamour, Wired, Condé Nast Traveller, and Vanity Fair.
Recent launches include Vogue in The Netherlands, Condé Nast Traveller in India and Russia, GQ in Brazil and Turkey, Allure in Russia, AD in China and India and Glamour in Brazil.
Let's hope that also Vogue Hellas will return to the newsstands!
Yesterday was the opening of Amsterdam Fashion Week at the Westergasfabriek. A lot of guests so an opportunity to see and show you what they are wearing.
From dutch celebrities to fashion students.
So these week there will be a lot of 'Spotted' posts! Here the first ones.
After the successful launch of COS, Collection of Style, in The Avenues in Kuwait, COS and M.H. Alshaya, one of the world’s leading international retail franchise operators, are pleased to announce the continued expansion across the Middle East with its first store opening in Dubai in spring 2013.
COS, offers high end design and premium quality at an affordable price. Since its launch in 2007, COS has been laying its own path and is now synonymous as the brand favouring style over fashion. The new store will be located within the Dubai Mall, the region’s premier shopping destination.
Marie Honda, Overall Brand Responsible for COS, says, “We are very happy to be opening in Dubai and to be expanding further into the Middle East. Alshaya represents the ideal partner for us and we look forward to continuing this relationship.”
WWF and H&M develop new cutting edge water strategy.
Taking water stewardship to the next level within the fashion industry
Conservation organisation WWF and fashion company H&M have entered into a three year global partnership.
Side by side, a new H&M water strategy has been formed which is a game changer in the fashion industry, as it takes the whole supply chain into account and goes far beyond the factory lines.
“This partnership marks an evolution in the corporate approach to water. H&M understands that its long-term success depends on access to adequate water supplies. It also understands that its social license to operate depends on being a good neighbour and good steward of shared resources.
H&M’s water strategy is an integral part of its business plan. We hope other companies will be inspired to take the same approach,” says Jim Leape, Director General of WWF International.
During 2012, WWF and H&M performed a comprehensive evaluation of all H&M´s efforts and challenges in connection with water which formed the basis of the new H&M water strategy.
Starting in 2013, WWF and H&M will implement this together, and according to WWF no other fashion company has such a comprehensive global water strategy.
Starting already at the drawing board, H&M designers and buyers will receive additional training in the water impacts of raw material production as well as wet processes for different styles, to promote more sustainable choices.
WWF and H&M will work in collaboration with public policy makers, NGO´s, water institutions and other companies to support better management of particular river basins in China and Bangladesh.
“Water is a key resource for H&M and we are committed to ensure that water is used responsibly throughout our value chain. We do this to minimize risks in our operations, to protect the environment and to secure the availability of water. We are proud of the partnership with WWF which we hope will inspire others to follow, “says Karl-Johan Persson, CEO of H&M.
H&M will also improve its internal water efficiency, minimise its suppliers’ impact on water, train all staff in water issues and inspire customers to use water responsibly. In addition, H&M will support the WWF conservation projects on water in the Yangtze river basin in China.
Currently, 2.7 billion people – roughly 40 per cent of the world’s population – live in river basins that experience severe water scarcity during at least one month of the year, according to WWF’s 2012 Living Planet Report. About a third of the units which perform wet processes for H&M are located in areas which are now, or will be by 2025, considered extreme water scarce.
This partnership builds on 10 years of H&M’s work to reduce negative water impacts in different parts of the value chain
The opening night of the 18th edition of Amsterdam Fashion Week on Wednesday the 23rd of January was presented by ‘iNDiViDUALS’ and ‘The People of the Labyrinths’. During these opening shows, made possible by principal sponsor Vodafone, the invitees witnessed acclaimed collections by promising fashion students and by an internationally renowned Dutch fashion brand that showed for the first time on Dutch ground.
The opening show by ‘iNDiViDUALS’ was characterised by ELEMENT.
This Autumn/Winter 13-14 collection is formed by intelligent details, a uniform, dark colour palette and asymmetrical lines. Each design made its own statement, with a self confidence that strengthens the wearer. A modern selection of fabrics shape an armour, with chrome highlights that create protection.
iNDiViDUALS is an initiative of Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI) and the Hogeschool van Amsterdam. iNDiViDUALS is a platform for fashion creativity and for new fashion talent of AMFI. Twice a year, a new generation of fashion designers adds a chapter to the iNDiViDUALS story. A seasonal collection is produced and presented in selected stores throughout the Benelux.
About the The People of the Labyrinths show
The show was composed of three acts of which the first allowed the public a glance in the archives of The People of the Labyrinths.
Subsequently, the successfull Dutch brand showed its new summer collection 2013 named ‘Magic’. The new collection enticed the public into a fairytale, that excelled in choice of materials, beautiful colours and ditto design.
As the last act, The People of the Labyrinths showed A-maze. With this collection on the hand of Lonneke Demoed, they aim at tough young girls. This new collection is produced entirely in Italy.
After Hans Demoed and Geert de Rooij completed their studies in 1983 at the fashion department of the academy of arts in Arnhem, the Netherlands, they started a company specialized in styling and fashion design. Their fascination for antique labyrinths and modern ones (e.g. microchips and fingerprints) has been a great inspiration for their work. Labyrinths are seen as metaphors for a society more and more structured and yet inaccessible and elusive. The label The People of the Labyrinths reaches a small, but loyal public.
Explanation on the choice for these two fashion brands for the opening night
Carlo Wijnands, Programme Director of Amsterdam Fashion Week, explains the selection of these two fashion brands: “I have chosen iNDiViDUALS because this brand stands for creative business, an exploring style and the combination with education. The deciding factor for my choice for The People of the Labyrinths was its luxurious craftsmanship with an iconic value.
During opening night besides the shows Jacob Kok presented his search for treasure island in an ongoing presentation.