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.
The 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