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.
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)
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).
“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.
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
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.
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
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)
Nikki Duijst , with Liian Vos, Chief Commercial Officer V&D, and model
Lichting 2015 Supported by V&D:
1 fashion show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam
14 BA fashion graduates
1 Winner of €10.000,-
Which is Nikki Duijst, graduated at the KABK (Royal Academy of Arts), The Hague.