Lichting 2018, Deelnemers Modeshow Bekend

Wedstrijd Mode Ontwerpen: Lichting 2018

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. lichting 2018
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

Zie wat winnaar Johannes Offerhaus, 2 jaar geleden afgestudeerd aan de modeafdeking van ArtEZ Arnhem, gedaan heeft met de gewonnen euro’s, van een andere wedstrijd show: De Frans Molenaar Prijs, echt doen hoor! het is namelijk geweldig.

Bastian Visch wins Lichting 2014

Bastian Visch wins Lichting 2014Bastian Visch wins Lichting 2014 supported by V&D. Visch graduated from the Royal Academy of Arts the Hague this year. Bastian Visch received the V&D Talent Award, he gets the chance to design a capsule collection for the Dutch Department Store V&D. He will be getting professional advice and guidance for the development and production. In the spring of 2015, the collection will be sold in a selected number of V&D stores. Wir sind gespannt, we liked his trompe l’oeil printed garments very much, and are curious how they will look after going through an actual (mass) production process.

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Fashion in Black

Fashion in Black by Dennis Diem for Fall 2014; his show and backstage at Fashion Week Amsterdam, January 2014.

Mimi Berlin chose black outfits out of a much wider color scheme shown by Dennis Diem (All photo’s by Peter Stigter via

Fashion Week in Amsterdam: movies

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam January 2014: Movies to accompany Mimi Berlin’s previous post on Fashion Week in Amsterdam

MimiMovies aren’t always knackscharf, they are made to give you an idea of what a fashion show, or mostly the finale, looked like. For professional clips best go to the Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam site

Fashionweek Amsterdam: SuperTrash

SuperTrash: BIG BANG! The fashion show by Supertrash was held yesterday at De Suikerfabriek (an old, huge, sugar factory) in Halfweg.

As we entered the runway area we saw a big white ball in the middle of the stage, that looked promising! It almost took an hour to get all the guest seated and so the show started fashionably late. This F/W 2014 collection had a Science-Fiction theme. Continue reading

Fashionweek in Amsterdam

The runway shows at the Mercedes-Benz Fashionweek Nederland are held at The Westergas terrein. Dutch fashion designers will show in two places at The Gashouder which is the main building, and at the smaller Transformatorhuis (January 23rd.> January 27)
Opening Night of Amsterdam’s FashionWeek
Mattijs kicked off at the main venue of the mercedes-benz catwalk. Picture this: On the stage a row of leafless trees. Opening in a very quiet way was a woman in a black evening dress singing Starry Night a-capella, she was pregnant. (This is Jolanda van den Berg, actress and the muse of Mattijs.) After she finished her song the models came on stage showing an autumn leaf color palette in plissee, prints (inspired by the painting techniques and the use of colors by Van Gogh) and knitwear. It seems like Mattijs toys around with the bounderies of couture and ready to wear. His choice of fabric is high-end, the shapes less so. He loves to mix, for example “evening wear” with a casual sweater. His autumn-winter 2014 is called Complementary.

MAISON the FAUX showed for the first time ever in the smaller Transformatorhuis venue. The show was opened by an opera singer (a member of maison the faux) she performed throughout the entire show getting more and more heated-up towards the end, we loved that! Maison the Faux created an orchestrated chaos on the catwalk and showed about twelve outfits, very extravagant ones, worn by young and older models, all in a pandemonium of pink, plush, ruffles, flowers and glitter. This show was clearly an introduction to the Maison the Faux Family, not so much to a collection of clothing. At the end the entire “family” (they are 6 in total including PR) came to clean up the stage creating an atmosphere in which the audience didn’t leave. Neither did we. We lingered on and went backstage to view the designs up-close: they are really more detailed and refined than one can comprehend during such a vibrant show!
Aziz Bekkaoi closed the first evening of the fashionweek in Amsterdam at the Gashouder. The Dutch newspapers were filled with reads on Aziz last week-end, probably because he showed for the first time in 10 years in Amsterdam. Aziz’s inspiration was clear and simple: the streets of the inner city in New-York with it’s  mixed religion and different cultures in the eighties of the previous century. That was clear from the opening of the show on; a large group of dancers dressed in black bomber jackets moving to “Fight the power” by Public Enemy. Continue reading