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
Lichting 2017 Fashion Design Award goes to Lizzy Stuyfzand
Yesterday (7/14/2017), on the second day of Amsterdam Fashionweek (MBFWA) Mini Berlin Blogger Team went to see the Lichting show (the annual contest for 14 graduating Dutch fashion design students) Lizzy Stuyfzand was the winner of the Lichting Award, for most promising talent, which is €10,000! Congratulations!! Ms Stuyfzand graduated last month at ArtEZ Arnhem with her menswear collection “Call me magpie” (see more about that here on this blog)
Lizzy Stuyfzand and her models. Congratulations!
Finale at the Lichting show
Participants/voting at lichting show (image via mini berlin’s insta)
CATWALK AMSTERDAM FASHIONWEEK SS18 (credits:team peter stigter)
LICHTING 2017 LIZZY STUYFZAND CATWALK AMSTERDAM (credits:team peter stigter)FASHIONWEEK SS18
LICHTING 2017 SARAH BRUYLAND CATWALK (credits:team peter stigter)AMSTERDAM FASHIONWEEK SS18
The second award, €3000; is ‘The Audience’s Favorite’ went to Sarah Bruylant of AMFI. The students participated to this lovely show were: Roos Boshart, Rachael Cheong, Annebel de Kok, Miro Hämäläinen, Karlijn Krijger and Ninamounah Langestraat (read more about them here lichting.nl) The winners truly deserved the prices they got, but we also rooted for Ninamounah Langestraat (Gerrit Rietveld Academy) her part of the Lichting show really stood out to us because of it’s very strong personality. Congratulations to all students; we wish you the best in your careers! xoxo Mimi
Danial Aitouganov, AMFI.(photocredits; team peter stigter)
Ailene van Elmpt, ArtEZ, institute of the arts, Arnhem
Laure Meyers, Utrecht School of the Arts
Marianna Ladreyt, Gerrit Rietveld Academie
Alissa van Duijn, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam
Maarten van Mulken, MAFAD
Suzanne Barten, Utrecht School of the Arts
Kim Kivits, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam
Woody ‘s Gravemade, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
Domino Vugtd, MAFAD
Nadie Borggreve, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
Marlou Breuls, Amfi
Johanna Bas Backer, ArtEZ, institute of the arts, Arnhem Arnhem
Yoko Maja Hilfling Rahbek Hansen, Gerrit Rietveld Academie
Danial Aitouganovwinner of the Lichting Award and Marlou Breuls winner according to the audience (photocredits; team peter stigter)
We, at Mimi Berlin, still have the voting card for Marlou Breuls, we obviously rooted for an other student….
MBFWA (Mercedes-Benz-Fashion-Week-Amsterdam) opened yesterday evening (July 7, 2016) with the annual, national fashion-awardshow (Mercedes-Benz presents) Lichting 2016. It is Lichting’s 10th anniversary this year so the festive opening, including an exhibition, was in place!
Winners were Danial Aitouganov, he won the Lichting Award of €10.000,- and Marlou Breuls, she won The Audience Favorite Award, which is €3.000,-. They both graduated at AMFI (Amsterdam Fashion Institute) Congratulations to them both!
The jury members this year were; Bram van Diepen (men’s wear designer at Louis Vuitton, participant of Lichting 2011), Rem D. Koolhaas (creative director & co-founder of United Nude Shoes), Michael Kampe (head of creative management Denim BOSS Orange & Green & BOSS Woman) and Ferry “Promostyl” Schoew (fashion forecaster)
Amsterdam Fashion Week is about to start. One of our favorite shows must be Lichting, a contest for the best graduated student of the year. So that’s what you get to see: The best fashion students of The Netherlands, and that is always a joy. The photo’s of their work look promising enough!
Photocredits: Henriette Tilanus/Photo: Peter Stigter, Anneleen Bertels/Photo:: Louise Te Poele, Niki Milioni/Photo: Peter Stigter, Wenda Harmsen/Photo: Erwin Venema, Katrien Baaij/Photo: Koers von Cremer, Anna Kathryn Gregor/Photo: Patrick Tiedtke, Anne van den Bogaard/Photo: Valentina Vos, Jazz Kuipers/Photo: Marc Haers, Maartje van Hooij/Photo: Peter stigter, Anbasja Blanken/Photo:: Michel Zoeter, Duran Lantink/Photo: Peter Stigter, Dewi Bekker/Photo: Imke Ligthart and Henri Verhoef, Loekie Mulder/Photo: Jip Broeks