Amsterdam International Fashion Week (AIFW), while certainly lesser known than its Paris or London counterparts, is a unique one-week event with one cohesive theme: Celebrating Fashion. AIFW events went beyond the runway and party circuit, encompassing chocolate shops, galleries, and movie theaters in the city, all focusing on fashion-related themes for the week. The collections […]
Afghan-born Dutch designer Roya Hesam has already been the recipient of multiple awards nationally and internationally, but this is the first collection focused on attracting retailers and expanding her brand name. The collection shown at AIFW this time was titled Te Mana O Te Moana (Spirit of the Ocean). Hesam’s independent woman finds strength in […]
Elsien Gringhuis‘ collection, shown on the last day of AIFW January 2011 was by far my favorite. The pure simplicity and wearability of the angular pieces was spiced up by complex constructions, folds, pleats and more. The collection was inspired by the Dutch landscape in the north of Holland where Gringhuis comes from – where […]
Pauline van Dongen‘s latest collection is named ‘Stereopsis.’ Its roots lie in van Dongen’s research into human beings’ relation to the space that surrounds them, and how it alters their perceptions. For example, she investigated the concept of light and how it affects one’s perception of depth and dimension. She found that cones and similar […]
Crème Fresh at AIFW featured the works of 3 up-and-coming, young designers at Trouw, Amsterdam: Lotte van Keulen, Elise Kim and Ellis Biemans. LOTTE VAN KEULEN: A self-described ‘Fashion Scientist,’ van Keulen begins her process by collecting music, art, images and other creative raw material that draws here, and from this collage, she pulls out […]
At ModeFabriek, every season, more than 600 national and international brands gather at the RAI in Amsterdam for a 2-day showcase of established as well as up-and-coming mass as well as luxury brands, a pre-cursor to fashion week. This year, the 30th edition focused on high-end fashion. 19,000 stylists, buyers and fashionistas — via exclusive […]
Models Tim Ruger and Erin Heatherton team up with photographer Robbie Fimmano for a smoking hot display of John Galliano‘s Lingerie & Swimwear collection for Spring/Summer 2011.
Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot, fashion photography duo extraordinaire, are at it again! This time, they’ve put together a gorgeous spread for Gucci‘s 70s galm revival for the Spring/Summer 2011 campaign. Featuring models Karmen Pedaru, Hailey Clauson and one of my current personal favorites, Joan Smalls, Gucci’s vivid oranges, purples, greens, whites and fringes contrast […]
Photographer Peter Lindbergh brings out the quiet beauty in Charlotte Gainsbourg in this dark editorial for Vogue Italia‘s January 2011 edition. Stylist Michael Philouze put Gainsbourg in pieces as diverse as Rodarte, Burberry and Roberto Cavalli, all effectively maintaining the somber tone the editorial seeks to achieve.
Karl Lagerfeld, creative genius at Chanel (and Fendi, and his own labels, including Karl Lagerfeld), is dabbling in film once again. His latest mini-film for Chanel, features the stars of his previous films (see: Remember Now and La Lettre), models Magdalena Frackowiak and Baptiste Giabiconi, along with a new addition in the form of model […]