AFW Opening Night

Yesterday we attended the opening night of the 18th edition of the Amsterdam Fashion Week; the People of the Labyrinths show.

(photo: Team Peter Stigter, courtesy of Fashion & Lifestyle Press Office M-PR)
We got to see an overview of everything P.O.T.L. ever designed. Divided in 3 segments: P.O.T.L. Archives (clothing dating back from up to 30 years ago). A-MAZE, their “younger” brand and P.O.T.L. for Summer 2013.

(photo: Team Peter Stigter)

The Archives were incroyable, there were so many outfits with so much to see. Shapes, fabrics, prints, accessoiries, men, women… with colourful western bootsused as core styling prop. After a 5 seconds black-out A-Maze started showing.
A-maze is the new line, designed by Lonneke Démoed, which carries fashion for a more younger, trendy audience. Again, so much to see; layers and layers of clothing, detailed jerseys, mixed, bold prints… And all models styled differently,
wearing sleazy,à la Die Antwoord, accessoiries. Again the 5 seconds black-out, and there were the romantic redheaded models wearingP.O.T.L. They walked the runway in a very chique and angelic look forthe Summer of 2013, lots of flowing silk passed us by. Our favorites were thetonal printed silk,draped dresses in nude shades.

Hans Démoed told us that these dresses had quite a similarshape to the ones from the Archives. We didn’t notice that ourselves, probably because of the huge difference in fabric weight. Enfin, that knowledge sure is a nice round-up for the first show P.O.T.L. gave in The Netherlands for quite some time. And for our story as well.

Sponsored by Phodavofe; P.O.T.L.made use of Facebook to recruit models with Red Hair.We think that’sa very clever way ofincorporating a sponsor! You must know;redheads are always favorite at
P.O.T.L. and, obviously, Vophapone’s main color is red as well.About 12 non-prof models made it to the runway.

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vacuum packed goodiebag: gloves, perfume and a P.O.T.L. T-shirt.

A collectable t-shirt, for front-row guestsonly.

As always we had our share of fun!

Texting the babysitter: we’ll have one more drink…..

The last ones to leave the Gashouderbuilding.Click HERE for more before and after the show pics.

Let's make some conversation! xoxo Mimi Berlin