Day 3 MBFWA Debutantes at Fashion Lab
Again, on the third day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam, Mimi Berlin Blogger Team went to see what the Dutch designer’s (and one designer from the Phillipines) want us, the public at MBFWA, to wear in the next Fashion-Winter-Season (that’s the Winter of 2016/2017). Mimi Berlin Blogger Team visited “Fashion-Lab” presentations by Anbasja Blanken, Happy Andrada and Esther Haamke.
Young, Amsterdam based, designer Anbasja Blanken presented her first collection, made under her own name, called “Day Dreamed”. Romantic-glittery-ruffled women’s evening wear based on “The cloud”, a poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley. (view previous work of Blanken here on this blog)
Phillipine based designer Happy Andrada and Amsterdam based Esther Haamke presented together during one show. International award winning Happy Andrada is also a bridal wear designer but she showed a sturdy evening wear collection for women. Esther Haamke showed the second collection she ever made; The “Fortune Collection”; colorful streetwear for men and women.
What is Fashion Lab?
“FashionWeek Nederland has made it her mission to contribute to the innovation environment in the Netherlands and the development of the Dutch fashion industry, with Vodafone Firsts Fashion LAB.Vodafone Firsts Fashion LAB – a laboratory for talent and innovation – is an on-going programme consisting of catwalk shows during FashionWeek and a range of workshops, lectures and presentations that encourage innovation and support young entrepreneurs throughout the year. FashionWeek Nederland and Vodafone aim to empower young people to set their first steps into a professional fashion career. By supporting young designers who participate in Vodafone Firsts Fashion LAB, FashionWeek Nederland and Vodafone help them to realize their ultimate dream: becoming a renowned fashion designer. By using the Vodafone technologies to share content and enable a livestream, Vodafone increases the reach of these ambitious talents exponentially.” (read more http://www.fashionweek.nl/en/about-fwn)
The cloud, by Percy Bysshe Shelley.
bring fresh showers for the thirsting flowers,
From the seas and the streams;
I bear light shade for the leaves when laid
In their noonday dreams.
From my wings are shaken the dews that waken
The sweet buds every one,
When rocked to rest on their mother’s breast,
As she dances about the sun.
I wield the flail of the lashing hail,
And whiten the green plains under,
And then again I dissolve it in rain,
And laugh as I pass in thunder.