Yes, it’s that time of the year agian: it’s fashionweek around the world and also in Amsterdam. Before we go on about the Lichting 2018 show, you must know that it is the first Amsterdam Fashion Week (AFW) without sponsoring by Mercedes-Benz, Dutch fashion entrepreneur Danie Bles is in charge now.
Museumplein in Amsterdam
Ms Bles changed fashion week in Amsterdam in a couple of ways. She introduced the “See Now, Buy Now’ formula, aimed at the consumer market. Programmed are catwalkshows by Hudson’s Bay, Penn&Ink N.Y., Silvian Heach, Goldbergh, 10DAYS, supermarket Lidl x Heidi Klum, Maison 365, Le Cafe Noir Studio & Jenneskens and Zoe Karssen. (We are not sure how many of these shops and/or brands are from The Netherlands) the location AFW has moved from the buildings at the Westergasfabriek complex to a tent on the Museumplein in Amsterdam, which is covered with grass.
Amsterdam Fashion Week SS19 image by Peter Stigter
Op vrijdag 7 september presenteren 14 vers afgestudeerde mode-ontwerpers, aan zeven verschillende Nederlandse mode- en kunstacademies, zich in één centrale catwalkshow: “Lichting” 2018. Tijdens Amsterdam Fashion Week is het de bedoeling dat de pers en mode professionals kennis kunnen maken met (voor zover ze dat al niet hadden gedaan in Juni tijdens de eindexamen-shows) het werk van deze groep ontwerpers, die geselecteerd zijn binnen de opleidingen.
De winnaar van Lichting 2018 ontvangt een geldprijs van €10.000,-, dit jaar beschikbaar gesteld door de Meester Koetsier Foundation. Voorheen waren de Nederlandse bedrijven G-Star en V&D zo aardig om dit project financiëel te steunen.
Alle en meer informatie is te vinden op de site lichting.nl
It’s that season of the year again! It’s raining (fashion) design prizes in The Netherlands! There are many winners, so we will only mention the fashion designers (just because we can). Bas Kosters was awarded with the annual ‘Fashion Stipend’ by the Prins (Prince) Bernhard Cultuurfonds (Culturefund). Johannes Offerhaus, Maison the Faux, Scheuller de Waal and Lisa Konno were the fashion designers amongst the 24 winners of the ‘Dutch Design Awards 2018’
Congratulations to you all!
Bas Kosters/modestipendiu m 2018 (credits Marc Deurlo)
Experiment with Parabolas by Johannes Offerhaus
Schueller de Waal; Winding stairs
Young Talents: Lisa Konno, Olivier van Herpt and Manon van Hoeckelat Dutch Design Award Night.
Hunk models showing (mini) trunks and other accesories, including their bodies at Dolce and Gabanna‘s the Naked Show in Milan. You can read about that show by clicking the link to the standard.co.uk above.
Lace for Men/Hot T-shirts made in Dior-logo-lace
At the Dior show, the history of the French fashion House was dug up from the archives: the monogrammed lace or sheer mesh design, populair in the 1980s and originally used for women’s ‘intimates’ (underwear) was re-used for t-shirts.
Dior Men’s Summer 2019 Show, Silhouette 07
PARIS, FRANCE – JUNE 23: Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim attend the Dior Homme Menswear Spring/Summer 2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 23, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images for Dior) *** Local Caption *** Romy Madley Croft; Oliver Sim
From Dior’s instagram. Oliver Sim and Romy Madley from TheXX. image via: Buro 24/7 Singapore via
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In the 1980s the Dior monogrammed sheer mesh was considered a bit tacky. Next to stockings and perfume it was the cheapest Dior-item available. It still is tacky now, maybe even more so because we think it’s executed in flock-printed mesh; but in a good way! In our opinion these t-shirts look só hot on men! #thatshot #auchhaben
Christian Dior Monogram Sheer Mesh
The images of the vintage Christian Dior Monogram Sheer Mesh undergraments are available from 1dbts at ridiculous prices, but if you really need to have one click the links above and buy one.
Last Thursday, 21st of June, Dutch fashion label Schepers Bosman presented their new collection from Paris, France. The Spring / Summer 2019 menswear collection is all about ‘being a tourist in your own city’. With their fashion design Schepers Bosman try to paint an image of a big city, with it’s unknown, undiscovered peripheral areas.
Schepers Bosman gathered exotic elements from their surroundings in Amsterdam, which is situated in the New-West part of the city. Fifties mosaics and murals found in that neighborhood have been translated into abstract prints and cast as a layer over Schepers Bosman’s modern, elaborated holiday wardrobe, Dutch fashion at it’s best. Continue reading →