Sunday, January 29, 2012

Grey skies

Nisse, 23
student journalism

AFW 12/13 - Nieuw Jurk

Nieuw Jurk is a fashion label started by Esther Meijer who graduated from ArtEZ Academy in Arnhem in 2004. The collection presented at AFW S/S ’12 called Krisis refers to the economic crisis and the financial cuts by the Dutch government to the arts. After having a preshow with Sander de Graaf in a bunker on Sunday before the fashion week Esther showed her collection on the runway. The designs are innovative and wearable in many forms, unisex and very playful with tie-dye patterns, cuts and pieces in unexpected places, such as cut-outs on breasts and used as kneepatches. The stray-like cosmic feeling and futuristic look are apparent through the entire collection.

AFW 12/13 - Furansu

Furansu – “France” in Japanese. Kay Lai and Annie Ching are the founders of this emerging label with a focus on modern knitwear. All already expressed in the name, the collection can be described as a combination of French elegance with Japanese simplicity. The straight, linear design, modern arrangement of patterns and single pieces made up of separate parts with interesting color combinations are the essence of the presented collection.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Thursday, January 26, 2012

AFW 12/13 - Bas Kosters

AIFW 12/13 - Bas Kosters
One crazy show – these words can definitely describe Bas Kosters' 1 2 Tree presentation. It started with a recording of lots of ringing phones, the usual cue for the public to switch off their phones, framed by an interesting arrangement. The audience got fooled when the designer himself holding a prop phone stepped on the catwalk accompanied by a troupe of models/dancers wearing highly colorful, fringed outfits. Following more phone sounds, the show kicked off.
Colour, colour, colour – the main feature of the collection along with shiny fabrics, collages of patterns, crazy hairstyles, reflecting make–up and face wear. Wicked mask visuals at the back adding even more freakiness to the clothing. A theatrical performance in every sense, music suddenly stopped and the models frozen in movement while there would be a recording from a voice machine, songs mashed up according to the theme. The designer’s idea of life in the city while trying to find the connection with nature.
The end was also spectacular with the models running, not walking, on the runway in bigger and bigger groups, followed by Bas Kosters with a model wearing his closing outfit.

Photos & Text by Marta Baniukiewicz

Short Cape

Michele, 32
sales manager

Bas Kosters presents 1, 2, tree - AW 12/13

Bas Kosters presents 1, 2, Tree - AW 12/13
more on this later…

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Modefabriek 2012 - snapshots

designer Hien Le

It's fashion week in Amsterdam again and to start we visited the Modefabriek in RAI. We took some snapshots of the 'Next & cutting edge' platform. If you head over to our facebook page you can see some more.