Tuesday, February 1, 2011

100% pur amour: Club Brilliant | L'Agency fall 2011

Yesterday evening Club Brilliant ft. L’Agency presented their fashionable and stunning fall 2011 collection in the closing show of the Amsterdam International Fashion Week.

Sunglasses from Club Brilliant to wow about and boots, skirts, dresses and jackets from L’Agency to die for.

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Text: Anne Haakmeester
Photos: So PR

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Fourties glamour @ Hunkemöller

Hunkemöller was inspired by the fourties for the It's a women's world an we love it! show during Amsterdam International Fashion Week.

We saw five different looks on the runway: Hollywood Glamour, Hot Cognac, Excentric Luxury, Mysterious Black and Bronze Beauty - which was a preview of the Christmas collection of 2011.

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Text: Styletoday.nl

Backstage AIFW

This week we saw the greatest shows, but what happend backstage? We give a quick impression...

Pictures: Styletoday

Fashion People day 4

Merle Deterink wearing Supertrash

Bacardi wall Stephanie Floor wearing Supertrash

Pictures: Lisa Goudsmit

Elsien Gringhuis: ONE OF THESE DAYS

The collection for 2011-2012 is already the fourth collection for designer Elsien Gringhuis.

Earlier this week Elsien also won The Green Fashion Competition with a prize off 25 000 euro.

Elsien Gringhuis was inspired by the Dutch country, with the flat landscapes and windy weather.

Text: Styletoday.nl
Photo: Peter Stigter

Escapism @ Ready to Fish

Dutch designer Ilja Visser decided to show the new collection of her brand Ready to Fish in a theatre next to the regular venue of AIFW. Her Escapism fashion show promised to ‘take us to an imaginary world’, and it definitely did…

When entering the building, it immediately became clear that this was true fashion circus: there was a fortuneteller, gymnasts, a guy on stilts and girls in Burlesque-like circus outfits handing out cotton candy and cocktails. The collection itself was presented in the theatre where the models entered the stage, decorated with red balls, a swing and a trampoline, in beautiful, feminine and cool outfits: typical Ilja Visser.

Lots of black and grey garments, but also burgundy and faded turquoise with a subtle glitter-detail created a classic winter look. The French circus music, models with huge hairdo’s and decorative make-up completed the show. We want more!

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Text & images by Lisa Goudsmit – lisagoudsmit.blogspot.com

Swedish chique Velour @ AIFW

There’s a new kid in AIFW-town: Velour. This Swedish brand is casual classy and therefore typical Scandinavian. Velour is a young label; they only launched their first collection in 2005, though their interesting history goes further back in time. Founder Per Andersson started in 1997 by selling old garments from his grandmother’s store that closed in the mid eighties. He called his shop ‘Nostalgia’; it became a great success in Goteburg. Nostalgia’s creative customers inspired Andersson to start designing his own clothes in 2002 and three years later, Velour was born.

Now they show at Amsterdam International Fashion Week where the gathered crowd saw a very versatile and cute winter collection, for both men and women. There were great basics for men like the classic khaki pants, beautiful cardigans and jackets with leather shoulders and arm patches, bodywarmers and chequered blouses. There were also wonderful basics for women, but the female collection showed some nice surprising effortlessly chique pieces as well, like a shiny black catsuit, cute blue printed skirts, a subtle sexy see-through blouse and button-down dresses.

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Text by Lisa Goudsmit - lisagoudsmit.blogspot.com

Fashionshow Supertrash in packed Gashouder

Olcay Gulsen presented her new collection of her label Supertrash in a packed Westergasfabriek. The show was one of the highlights of the Amsterdam International Fashion Week. Nearly two thousand fashionlovers attended the show of Gulsen.

The fashionshow began with a black and white movie, but fast after that pounding house music was going trough the room. Models with large ponytails and green eyeshadow thundered rapidly on the catwalk.

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Fashion people @ Tony Cohen

Saturday, January 29, 2011

ROPAROSA: the day after

On Thursday morning the show of her label ROPAROSA was the official kickoff of the First day of Fashion Week. How is Roos van der Kamp, the day after, when the rush and adrenaline of her well-received show are gone? ,,I’m tired but very happy with the result”.

What was the concept of your collection?

,,Come As You Are is about your own strength and power. All lines in the collection came from the middle of the body and formed as it were a shining star. To believe in your own strength and stay truly to who you really are while they outside world wants all kind of things from you was the idea behind it.

Did everything went well?

,,Most worries I had were about the moment of changing. Last year I showed twenty outfits, so I had twenty models. That wasn’t allowed this time, but luckily everything went very smoothly. In addition we planned to show some outfits with bare legs, but that didn’t work. I was very happy to score a pair of tights somewhere.”

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Text Simone Lautenbach http://modemaniak.blogspot.com

Addy van den Krommenacker: Jungle Book Deluxe

If there was one show this Amsterdam Fashion Week everybody wanted to see, it was the Addy van den Krommenacker show. Last night he showed in a packed hall his new collection. A Show with a capital S. There seemed to be no end, in positive terms, because every time you thought you had seen the last dress another one came around the corner.

Army, jungle and floral prints, prints of trees, glitter and sequins, but also al lot of gold. Van den Krommenacker sent an innovative new collection on the catwalk. ,,I am well known for my use of pink, red and other bright colours. But this time I came across green. I found this beautiful fabric and my first thought was: ‘this is not my colour’. But then it became a challenge to me just to be inspired by this colour.”

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Presented by ABN AMRO
Text Simone Lautenbach http://modemaniak.blogspot.com
Credits: Peter Stigter

AIFW gallery

Fifth PaP collection by Monique Collignon

Monique Collignon showed this night her fifth PaP collection from MC by Monique Collignon for autumn/winter 2011. She used a lot of satin, leather, cotton and mohair fabrics for the items.

The Dutch designer didn't work with lots of colours; only black, white, grey and deep purple were seen on the catwalk.

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Presented by ABN AMRO
Text: Styletoday

Friday, January 28, 2011

Sage and Ivy @ Felix Meritis

The lovely thing about the Downtown schedule of Aifw is the variation of locations that are chosen by a wide range of designers to show their new collections. Young label Sage and Ivy of Dutch designer Alexia van Engelen showed at Felix Meritis today: a beautifulclassic building on the canals in Amsterdam. The surroundings responded perfectly with the winter 2011/2012 collection of Sage and Ivy that was absolutely gracious and intelligent.

This collection, called My Beating Heart, was inspired by St. Petersburg: a city in which French culture and Russian folklore melt together. Beautiful classy garments in
luxurious fabrics create a feminine, strong and subtle sexy look. Amazing!

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Text and photos: Lisa Goudsmit - lisagoudsmit.blogspot.com

AIFW impressions

Pictures: Styletoday.nl

Marloes Blaas Fall/Winter 2011: A women's merit

Independent and elegant looking women paraded down the catwalk during the show of .MarloesBlaas. this afternoon. With ther Fall/Winter 2011 collection ‘A women’s merit’ Marloes links back to the fifties were women started to stand up for their rights and emancipate.

Soft knits, leather jumpsuits, high waisted skirts and tough boots combined with army green clothes and bags represented the collection of Marloes Blaas.

All pieces you’ll want to adopt for your own wardrobe.

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Pictures: Peter Stigter
Text: Mirjam de Ruiter

Crème Fresh: young talent

Fashion Week Thursday can be called the day of the young, upcoming designers. There were shows of Roparosa, Bravoure, The Green Fashion Competition, Individuals by AMFI, Marije de Haan and in Trouw the young talents ended the day. Under the name Crème Fresh designers Lotte van Keulen, Elise Kim and Ellis Biemans gave a show together.

Although the distance between the Trouw building on Wibautstraat and the main area of Fashion Week is many kilometers, people could find their way over there and so the interest was huge. Three rows of seats with behind them three rows of fashion minded people were lined next to the catwalk. About a quarter to eight Lotte van Keulen kicked off the show with her collection Assemblage.

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Text and photography: Simone Lautenbach - http://modemaniak.blogspot.com/

Gomes Esser Design & Musa Shah

Meet Denise Esser and Aleyda Gomes from Gomes Esser Design and Musa Shah. On Thursday-night all three young designers made their first steps in the big world of Dutch fashion on the runway and it won’t be their last steps for sure.
Futuristic meets elegance by Gomes Esser Design and soberness meets luxury by menswear designer Musa Shah.

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Text: Anne Haakmeester

Lhana Marlet/Marije de Haan LAB show

Young fashion talents Marije de Haan and Lhana Marlet presented their fall/winter collections together for the first time this fashion week. A wonderful combination of comfortable and luxurious garments Flatliners 2.0 by Marije passed the catwalk on both women and man. Every outfit was very wearable and with an androgenic touch. Marije has an eye for great quality fabrics with a reference to twenties work clothes.

Lhana Marlet, on the other hand, used a lot of prints in her collection Eva’s Apple, inspired by her mother, which is also a designer. Different tree and leaf patterns were printed on tight transparent leggings and feminine shaped outfits. As an ex-intern of Alexander McQueen, you can tell that Lhana has a lot of attention to detail.

These two young talents are once to watch in the near future.

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Text: Mirjam de Ruiter - http://www.mirjamderuiter.com/
Photo’s: Chelsea Syrett