Dutch Fashion Design Prizes 2018

Dutch Fashion Design Prizes 2018

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!

(images by Mimi Berlin and via baskosters.com / www.dutchdesignawards.nl)

Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds

Thanks to a gift from an anonymous patron, the ‘Cultuurfonds Mode Stipendium
of €50,000 is awarded annually. Continue reading

Joan Crawford and The Soft Drink

In 1956 Joan Crawford wed chairman of Pepsi-Cola Alfred Steele (at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas) After his death in 1959, Crawford joined Pepsi’s board of directors and went on to work as a spokesperson on behalf of the company.

Crawford received the sixth annual “Pally Award”, which was in the shape of a bronze Pepsi bottle. It was awarded to the employee making the most significant contribution to company sales. In 1973, Crawford was forcibly retired from the company.tumblr_mqjo2d1DE31r1xgcfo1_1280Joan Crawford, Frankfurt June 1963. (Photo credits: Tony Evanoski / ©S&S via joancrawfordbest)

Lichting 2013

“The last show of Amsterdam Fashion Week, was Lichting, an awardshow. In a spectacular runway show 13 fashion graduates presented their collections for a jury of national and international fashion professionals. mimi_berlin-1775They chose Henriëtte Tilanus, graduated from ArtEZ Institute of the arts, for upcoming fashion talent of Netherlands. The ‘ G-Star RAW Talent Award ‘, consisting of a monetary award of €10,000 and a backstage experience during an international G-Star event, was presented by Remco de Nijs, Brand Manager of G-Star RAW.” (taken from the press release at schoondenboer pr)

See and read about the graduation shows of ArtEZ Institute of the arts.
See the graduation shows of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy.

Frans Molenaar Couture Award 2013

Since 1996 Dutch Couturier Frans Molenaar presents an award for the best fashion designer of the year. The reason for creating this yearly event simply is that he wants to help new talent, just like he had help when he started out, so he told us.

ArtEZ Fashion Design BA ’13 graduate Liselore Frowijn won the Frans Molenaar Couture Award 2013 and prize money of €10.000,- to invest in a new couture collection which she’ll present next year at the 2014 issue of this Award. We feel that was well deserved!

Out of the six contestants four graduated at ArtEZ Arnhem, we have seen those collections previously in an immense old building. Liselore’s collection was the only one with the same vibe, same message, fabulous fabric development and really perfect workmanship when presented up close in the petite and very intimate salon of the couturier. Joris Suk took the opportunity to spice his presention up, his collection was accompanied by an a-tonal singer making (live) music with a plastic lettuce dryer. We also really fancied the collection by Joshua Enker, graduated at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, which was inspired by Miss Marple, WOW he developed metal, shiny fabrics, and moulded a twinset like silhouette into wonderful shapes for men and women: Miss Marple in Space…. Winner of last year, Peet Dullaert showed a small collection of women’s wear to start of the show. All together it was a joy to watch this show!!

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ELLE Style Awards 2013

Yesterday we attended the Dutch ELLE Style Awards 2013 held in the stunning setting of the Muziekgebouw aan t IJ, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
ELLE, the musical: Choreography by Matin Butler, styling by Thomas Vermeer.
The ELLE H&M Stylist Award was won by Pascal-Joël Weber

The ELLE Citroën Personal Style Award was for Actrice Tjitske Reidinga
Actrice Eva Bartels, dressed in Maison Martin Margiela accessorized with vintage snakeskin, was rewarded Queen of the Ball. She gets to spend € 2500 at dutch jewelers Schaap en Citroen. (All photo’s above by Team Peter Stigter)
As usual we had our share of fun;
Dutch Über Papparozzo Edwin Smulders.

Carmen Kemmink, fashion photographer.

Rogier Vlaming, Mr Glamcult and friend. See much more Party pictures HERE
(Thahanks schoon den boer)

Dutch Fashion Award Shows 2012

It’s Fashion Week in The Netherlands, to be more specific it’s Amsterdam Fashion week. We visited the annual, and always fun, award shows.
Petite Défilé de la Couture, June 11, 2012:

The Frans Molenaar Prize in a nutshell:
5 students, 4 outfits each. Graduation collections picked from academies in The Netherlands.
This year’s result: 4 designers educated at ArtEZ, Arnhem, 1 designer educated at The Royal Academy of the Arts, The Hague.
Winner of the award was
Peet Dullaert.

Last year’s result: Winner Magnus Dekker, also graduated at ArtEZ, Arnhem, showed his couture collection made with the FM Prize he won last year.

The défilé was held at
The Master Tailor Institute in Amsterdam. Except for the outfits of Hoi Man Cheung (from The Hague) there wasn’t much new to be discovered here for us,as we already visited the fashion show in Arnhem. But as the models wearing Peet Dullaert passed us buy in the tiny school hallway we did discover something new. This collection made music, a mesmerizing, rich sound of clicking gemstones, in a perfect rhythm. Imagine that as a soundtrack for your fashionshow! Unfortunately it was an unused, tout gratuit, bonus. Never mind that, P.D’s clothing is fun, immaculately tailored refined and fashionable. A well deserved winner of the €10.000 prize!

Lichting 2012 supported by G-Star RAW
@ AFW Westergas, Amsterdam. June 12,2012:

In a nutshell: 14 fashion graduates, 5 outfits each. 7 academies,
2 students per academy: AMFI Amsterdam Fashion Institute, Artez Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Arnhem, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht, Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten Den Haag, Hogeschool Zuyd Maastricht, Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam, Willem de Kooning Academie Hogeschool Rotterdam.
This year’s result: A very entertaining show, and, as always, a great overview of all the  dutch graduation students and academies in a non-school setting.

award winner is Yvonne Kwok, she graduated from the Amsterdam Fashion Institute. She showed a truly, lovely and happy(?) collection, filled with immaculately executed details in different fabrics. So much to be discovered in one outfit! This collection can hold itself at a show as well as up close.

Yvonne Kwok won €10.000 and will be working on G-Star’s presentation in Berlin.

All photo’s from Yvonne Kwok’s collection by Peter Stigter provided by schoon den boer PR

Last Year’s results:
Winner in 2011 was Sanne Schepers (ArtEZ). Her designs are now sold at the RA concept stores in Antwerp and Paris.

Mimi Berlin’s Blog: Award shows 2011