Bas Kosters (studio) during AIFW

Bas Kosters Studio  pret-a-porter show W11/12, a true party to watch ’cause i’ts fun, fun natural fun !

This show is a fine example of the fact that fashion isn’t all about clothing. 
Personality, concept, dreams, opinion, fun, and everything else nice in life, are some of the most important aspects of creating an interesting collection.
Whether it’s clothing, stuffed animals or whatever…… can all be called fashion.
The overwhelming vision of Bas Kosters probably is the cause of clothes being the subordinate aspect in his shows. He isn’t the king of clothing design, but I certainly can visualize people wearing this collection, Fashion Mutants,  easily.They are a very aesthetic, useful canvas to tell your own, personal story. In Dutch fashion design that’s not often the case.
Mostly its the other way around. A sloppy, boring straight forward show with clothing that’s so loaded with ideas that you can’t wear them. 
Unless you don’t care for your own style-ego, or want to be a walking advertisement.


Auch Haben!…photo by henkjan van vliet

Onto the next event………..Anti Fashion Party

Anti Fashion Award Winners

photo’s by Dennis Bouman


Groundfloor; Mysterious Blacked-out room…
filled with fragile embroideries on organza. Dark but sweet.

 Desiree Hammen with her embroideries.
17 th Century Coach House (with creepy vibe)

Breathing Lady by Freudenthal/Verhagen
Dresses by Marcha Hüskes
Movie projected with beamer on 17th century door with 16mm sound by Koen Hauser
Stairway: Lovely series by Jozef van der Heijden
Upstairs; and then there was light….


Alet Pilon “bend over” legs on conference table. Can’t help it, the sockets on the table make my imagination run wild.
I was told that these photo’s are saved test polaroids by photographers Blommers/Schumm Model in all pictures is Niels Schumm. Liked that very much!
Upstairs: Claes Iversen‘s corsets
Upstairs: Mimicry; Cutie (wearing socks designed by Antoine Peters for Effio) in front of stunning wall by Erik Odijk which is part of the Frankendaal collection

Hans Ubbink W11/12 @ Carré

Hans Ubbink was the first to show his Winter 11/12 collection. Wow….. at Carré in Amsterdam. It sure was a fun packed evening; live music by Ellen ten Damme and the famous guys from Moke, magicians, clothing AND drinks. For €34,- everybody (“normal” public, non fashion people)  was invited. Such a lovely idea from Hans and Ans! I’m not a fan of his clothing though……… It’s not Mimi’s cup of tea.
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