Dylan Westerweel Winner Lichting 2019 Fashion Contest

Dylan Westerweel

Dylan Westerweel is the winner of Lichting 2019. That’s the annual fashion contest for freshly graduated Dutch fashion design students. Westerweel graduated with honors at the ArtEZ Arnhem fashion design department. He showed his work, together with 13 other participants from schools allover The Netherlands, at De Nieuwe Kerk. The Nieuwe Kerk (tr; New Church) is a wonderful venue used as catwalk during the Amsterdam Fashion Week. Since we cover this fashion contest each year we suggest you click here to get to know more about Lichting.

Homme Fatale

Westerweels winning collection ‘Jack Saul’ is inspired by rent boys from the Victorian era. Dylan created the male counterpart for the femme fatale with his vision and design talent. By using the beauty and sexuality of the boys as a weapon and a tool, he created a well balanced collection. The images above show what that story looks like.
(photocredits: Team Peter Stigter)

Jury is

Kim Bekker (Freelance Creative Direction for a.o. Isabel Marant), Eva Losada (Fashion Photographer), Jo Simpson (Curriculum leader at Fashion & Textiles department Central Saint Martins) and Rolien Zonneveld (Editor-in-chief for i-D Netherlands).

Jury says

“Over the course of fashion history, designers have reacted to, and in many cases influenced, the social and political frameworks of sexiness of their respective times. Today, with gender identities and expectations crumbling quicker than ever, the idea of what makes a man sexy has never been more fluid. Dylan’s collection was a refreshing take on what that masculine sexiness means in 2019. Inspired by the rent boys of the Victorian period, he gave us an interesting take on the idealised masculine silhouette, by crafting intricate corsets for men and combining it with soft and seductive fabrics. His use of embroidery, hand painting and 3D structures in florals and anatomical hearts showed great technical skill. His baby blue and magenta pink colour pallet, applied to soft hand dyed pink cotton and wools was original and fresh.”

Honourable mentions were given to Iris van Wees, graduate of AMFI Amsterdam Fashion Institute and Armia Yousefi, graduate of Utrecht School of the Arts.

ArtEZ Arnhem Fashion Show 2019 Graduates

Fashion Show

Mimi Blogger Team visited the ArtEZ Arnhem fashion show on June 7th, 2019 at 15.00 hrs, that was the first show out of 3 that day. The fashion design projects by 1st year students; “Vibration” and the 2nd year students; “Heimat” and Collectie Arnhem 2019; “Unlock, Becoming” were presented before the Nineteen (19) graduates showed their final collections. This spectaculair fashion show, with spatial design by Studio Dennis Vanderbroeck, happened at Musis Sacrum in Arnhem. As always, we made pictures for you, who could not be there, of the designs made by the graduates; see them below. Also, we filmed the finale. See that here on MimiMovies, Mimi’s YouTube Channel

ArtEZ Arnhem Finals 2019

All the students, from all disciplines, will show their work from July 3 through July 7th. At the fashion department you will find al the design portfolio’s, which are always a joy to the eye! (more info about that here; Open Fashion Studio | Generation 61)

Lichting 2019

If you missed this show, don’t worry! You have a second change during the annual ‘Lichting 2019‘ show. ArtEZ Fashion Design BA graduates Nina Liburd and Dylan Westerweel are nominated to enter this contest, alongside 2 students from each fashion design department of art-universities in the Netherlands.

see the COLLECTIE ARNHEM 2019 – UNLOCK, BECOMING by clicking this sentence

Edition2019 Dutch Fashion Shows: Art Academies

Edition2019

Mimi Berlin Blogger Team went to see 3 fashionshows, held by art universities in The Netherlands. Edition 2019. We went to Arnhem, Amsterdam and The Hague. We also produced 3 Mimimovies for you. (In poor quality as always.) Have a look see how happy all the students are! We feel that’s one of the most beautiful parts of student-fashion-shows.

ArtEZ Arnhem

Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam

Royal Academy of Art The Hague

Links

See and read about previous shows here on this blog by clicking this sentence.

If you would like to see images made at these shows best go to the site of Team Peter Stigter

Unlock, Becoming Collectie Arnhem 2019 Fashionshow

Collectie Arnhem 2019

UNLOCK, BECOMING

It’s that time of the year again: Collectie Arnhem 2019 is launched. Mimi Berlin Blogger Team went to see the fashion show at Loods 6 in the capital city of The Netherlands; Amsterdam. The images made for the 21st edition of Collectie Arnhem are promising already! We placed them below, what do you think? Nice, n’est pas!
The show itself lived up to that promise for sure.

collectiearnhem 2019 fashion campaign images models
Photography: Louise Te Poele Hair and Make-up: Dennis Krabben Models: Dorien van Linge, Manon Romeijn, Danny Choi

Lights, Music and Action

Tthe concrete hallway of Loods 6 was lit in lilac and 4 huge ventilators were placed in the middle. There were no chairs to be found, only black plastic square packages of, what we think was hay; for V.I.P’s to sit on. The ventilators were slowly rolled to the back of the runway and then it was time for: Lights, Music and Action. The rather graphic image of the back-lighted ventilators was maintained during the show; highlighting the silhouettes of the designs in full force black, like they should be. The (mostly) geometrical silhouettes had in common that they all were fashionably elongated (which is always a joy to the eye). To illustrate the effect it had on us, at Mimi Berlin: at one point KKK outfits, a Grobbebol and a Pierrot came to mind at the same time. Fun!

See the MimiMovies production below to get the image with that text!

Concept and Design

As for the story behind the concept and designs we suggest you read the folder, it’s very accurate and we couldn’t desribe it better ourselves. That seems lazy, but it is not. You must know that the average texts about fashion collections are an embellished, or even nonsensical, version of what you get to see. Not in this case, it is all the truth including the opening story. All 20 students and 3 tutors (Rens de waal, Lenn Cox and Dennis van der Broeck) spent a weekend together to create the footprint for the Unlock, Becoming Collectie Arnhem. And as always, we suggest you see the designs for yourself, that’s always the best way to get in the know!
To read on, just click the first image below.

Collectie Arnhem 2019 Unlock, Becoming fashionshow. Images via/more ArtEZ Arnhem Fashion Design photo’s: JW Kaldenbach

Second Chance to see this collection

No worries if you missed the fashion show because you have a second chance to see all the creations made by the third year students at the annual ArtEZ graduation fashion show this summer in June. We aren’t sure if you get to feel the same magic in another space but, hey, getting a second chance is always nice.

Follow Mimi Berlin’s Blog to stay in the know…. Click to see previous posts on Collectie Arnhem on this blog.

What is Collectie Arnhem?

Collectie Arnhem is a collective project in which third-year students of the Fashion Design bachelor at ArtEZ University of the Arts collaborate to develop, design and present a cohesive fashion collection. This project offers a laboratory-style environment where students research and explore diverse aspects of the process and the profession; questioning what fashion is and proposing what fashion can be. The project culminates in a fashion presentation to a professional audience, organized by the students themselves. Collectie Arnhem is made possible with the support of the ArtEZ University of the Arts and the Made in [Arnhem] campaign. Collectie Arnhem is initiated in 1999 by Alexander van Slobbe and Gisela Prager.

(copy/paste http://www.collectiearnhem.nl/)

TRINHBECX Show at the Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week

TRINHBECX

Dutch fashion designduo TRINHBECX showed the ‘Talking Trash Show’ last friday. It’s the newest collection for the TB19 season. The location was apropriate; Afvalpunt Oost (That’s the name of the place were you can dump your garbage in Amsterdam)

In collaboration with Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week, TRINHBECX had the opportunity to work with companies that offer a sustainable alternatives to existing materials such as leather and cotton. Materials like viscose developed from coffee grounds, leather created from plant cells, buttons that are made from fruit waste, in combination with textile surpluses.

(imagecredits: Mimi Berlin Blogger Team)

As always, TRINHBECX showed well proportioned garments, including their signature bold detailing, we especially fancied the strong silhouettes. This collection can be seen as “a playful patch-work-story in a miss-match of materials with graphic lines and quirky (de)constructions.” Continue reading

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 lichting.nl

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.