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.

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.

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