Bastian Visch wins Lichting 2014

Bastian Visch wins Lichting 2014Bastian Visch wins Lichting 2014 supported by V&D. Visch graduated from the Royal Academy of Arts the Hague this year. Bastian Visch received the V&D Talent Award, he gets the chance to design a capsule collection for the Dutch Department Store V&D. He will be getting professional advice and guidance for the development and production. In the spring of 2015, the collection will be sold in a selected number of V&D stores. Wir sind gespannt, we liked his trompe l’oeil printed garments very much, and are curious how they will look after going through an actual (mass) production process.

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Introducing: Lichting 2013

Amsterdam Fashion Week is about to start. One of our favorite shows must be Lichting, a contest for the best graduated student of the year. So that’s what you get to see: The best fashion students of The Netherlands, and that is always a joy. The photo’s of their work look promising enough!

Photocredits: Henriette Tilanus/Photo: Peter Stigter, Anneleen Bertels/Photo:: Louise Te Poele, Niki Milioni/Photo: Peter Stigter, Wenda Harmsen/Photo: Erwin Venema, Katrien Baaij/Photo: Koers von Cremer, Anna Kathryn Gregor/Photo: Patrick Tiedtke, Anne van den Bogaard/Photo: Valentina Vos, Jazz Kuipers/Photo: Marc Haers, Maartje van Hooij/Photo: Peter stigter, Anbasja Blanken/Photo:: Michel Zoeter, Duran Lantink/Photo: Peter Stigter, Dewi Bekker/Photo: Imke Ligthart and Henri Verhoef, Loekie Mulder/Photo: Jip Broeks

More on Lichting (supported by G-Star Raw) 2013 HERE……

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

Dutch Award Shows 2011

Fashion graduates 2011 are competing.

Sanne Schepers won the G-Star Raw Talent Award. She made her collection completely by hand. This couture collection was awarded by a jeans-label, interesting….. (more)

The Frans Molenaar Prijs was won by Magnus Dekker. Magnus’s collection is machinemade. Mr Molenaar is a Couturier, hmm, an intricate switch? Or just a case of plain randomness? Both Sanne and Magnus graduated from Artez, Arnhem‘s fashion department. Congrats!!
Frans Molenaar is a dutch couturier, who donates €10.000 taken from his AOW (State Old Age Pensions Act), so he says. (runway photo’s by Peter Stigter)

He’s has not yet retired, but he did design a safety roller for the elderly.
Finale Frans Molenaar Prijs
Click HERE Finale Lichting 2011

Lichting 2011/Aifw

Lichting 2011, an Award show, with the best graduates from Art/fashion schools from all over the Netherlands.
The winner gets €10.000 provided by the Dutch denim brand G-Star. Winner of this edition is Sanne Schepers from ArtEz Arnhem.
This year Lichting celebrates their fifth anniversary with a larger than life (news)paper.
Powered by Premsela.org/, G-Star, HTNK and AIFW
Click the photo to watch the supposedly 700 most important people:  “In the audience are the 700 most important people for the next step in their careers: fashion journalists and influential stylists, ready to spot the next big thing; CEO’s and design managers on the look-out for talent; and the all-important players-behind-the-scenes, all eager to see what the nation’s academies have brought forth this year.”