What is feminine and what is masculine? How do you define erotica? Is there such thing as perfect beauty? International fashion magazines are constantly redefining notions of beauty and exploring the limits in the field of fashion photography. Since the 1950s, the Netherlands progressively pushed those boundaries with quirky fashion magazines such as Avenue, Dutch, BLVD. andFantastic Man. This summer the exhibition Everything but Clothes in Museum Arnhem provides insights into the unique relationship between Dutch fashion magazines and their photographers, where folklore, humour and eroticism are important themes.
Everything But Clothes. Fashion, Photography, Magazines: On view at Museum Arnhem from 13 June – 13 September 2015.
Photo by Vivianne Sassen, taken from Fantastic Man #9, spring-summer 2009.
2015 marked Cash & Rocket’s fourth consecutive fund-racing tour, with this year’s drive taking 70 women through London, Paris, Lyon, Milan, and Cannes, hosting luxury car viewings and exclusive evening fundraising events in picturesque locations along the route.
Since its beginnings, the Cash & Rocket tour has attracted dynamic women, and this year’s line-up proved know exception, including the STYLEBOP.com team, which saw Fashion Director Leila Yavari co-pilot with Arizona Muse, Elena Perminova, and Anna Cleveland, on differing legs of the tour, journeying through Europe in a spectacular Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé.
Team tour donations and proceeds from the sale of the Valentino Cash & Rocket capsule collection, for which STYLEBOP.com is the exclusive retail partner, benefit three eminently worthy women’s and children’s charities: OAfrica, Shine On Sierra Leone, and Sumbandila.
We’re proud to announce that we’ll be the PR partner for the Temporary Fashion Museum.
From 13 September 2015 to 7 May 2016, Het Nieuwe Instituut will transform into a Temporary Fashion Museum. From the foyer to the cloakroom, and from the reading room to the auditorium and exhibition galleries, this temporary fashion museum will come alive throughout the institute. Fashion has quietly renewed the very idea of renewal by constantly selling the past as a future, thereby framing current reality. This contrasts sharply with the idea that renewal always stems from technological innovation. Het Nieuwe Instituut has therefore decided to pay particular attention to this form of renewal. Masterminding the creation of the Temporary Fashion Museum is artistic leader Guus Beumer. A social scientist by profession, Beumer has been director of Het Nieuwe Instituut since January 2013. In the 1980s he was a journalist for, among others, Avenue, Marie-Claire and HP-De Tijd magazines, and in the 1990s he was art director of the fashion labels orson + bodil and SO. From 2005 on he was head of Marres: House for Contemporary Culture and Bureau Europa/NAiM, both located in Maastricht.
Picture by Blommers/Schumm.
The renowned fashion department of ArtEZ institute for the arts Arnhem delivered some of fashions most inspiring designers, including Lucas Ossendrijver, Viktor & Rolf, Alexander van Slobbe and Lidewij Edelkoort. On the 21st of May, the exhibition “Fashion and the Sea” will open in Zuiderzee Museum Enkhuizen. Students from the first and second year will present their reflections on the collection of the museum and the heritage of the Zuiderzee. The exhibition can be seen until 25 October 2015.
Photo by Louise te Poele.
On sunday evening May 10, the 24th edition of the prestigious Coiffure Award took place. An evening full of hair fashion at its best. In total, 14 ‘Hair-Oscars’ were granted to the best hairdressers of the Netherlands. The big winner of the evening was Arjan Bevers, from Avanti Kappers in Helmond. He was crowned the Hairdresser of the Year 2015, the most-wanted award of the evening.
An international jury praised his refreshing vision on hair: “A perfect balance between velvety soft colors, fashion forward shapes and wearable coupes. An inspiring collection, perfectly executed.”
On Thursday 11 June 2015, the Gerrit Rietveld Academie presents ‘The Fashion Show’, the annual show at which the graduation students from the fashion department present their final collection to the press the public. A selection of work by first and second-year students will also be shown. Every year, the Gerrit Rietveld Academie seeks a suitable location for ‘The Fashion Show’. This year, the students are staying relatively close to home, which makes the venue even more special: the ‘Kunsthal Citroën’, that used to be the impressive Citroën garage and showroom on the Stadionplein in Amsterdam.
Showtime: 17:30 and 20:30
Tickets available here.
& Other Stories launches the Rachel Antonoff co-lab collection through “Vote Audrey” – a short fictional film created by Lena Dunham. The film tells the story of a young woman – played by actress Zoe Kazan – in the midst of an election campaign, capturing the inspiration behind the collection. With the idea of running a campaign as a concept, Rachel Antonoff created a co-lab collection for the SS/15 season. The collection features a wardrobe of ready-to-wear that works for everything from the more laid-back moments to the dressed up events, all occasions that can take place when on the campaign trail. The short film “Vote Audrey” captures the essence of this collection through the eyes of Lena Dunham. The collection is available in stores and online from May 12th 2015.
This season Stills Atelier delves deeper into the sensuously crafted details of their SS15 collection, with a socially driven campaign. They will use influential tastemakers to bring to life the feeling of touching the collection, with inspirational instagramposts crafted by these ‘Anonymous Wearers’.
This campaign demonstrates that when the face remains unseen, the sensuous relationship between the body and clothes can be celebrated and explored more deeply.
Participants: Lorna Luxe, Love Aesthetics, AfterDRK, Style Slicker, Vienna Wedekind, Metropolitan Circus, Lust & Found, Sylvia van der Klooster and Ohh Couture.
On 4 and 5 June, the graduates of the 2015 class of ArtEZ fashion Arnhem will present themselves in a collective fashion show. Your chance to discover the future of fashion!
ArtEZ fashion shows
4 June: 17:00 + 20:00
5 June: 14:00 + 17:00 + 20:00
Location: Provinciehuis, Markt 11, Arnhem
Tickets available here.
& Other Stories presents a new Co-Lab collection for the SS/15 season created together with Vans. Their iconic styles are merged with & Other Stories’ designs, creating one-of-a-kind leather versions of everyone’s favourite go-to shoe.
These customised Vans are styled with pieces from the SS/15 collection and captured in & Other Stories’ photo studio in the Stockholm atelier, featuring the graceful presence of 86 years- young, Daphne Selfe – not only known for her commanding presence, but also as the industry’s longest serving supermodel with a career that started in 1949.
The Vans & Other Stories Co-Lab collection will be available in stores and on stories.com from mid-April 2015. Prices are €90 for the Slip-On and €100 for the Old Skool, and each pair comes with a special canvas bag that has a drawstring closure and double shoulder straps in leather.
Nanna van Blaaderen and Jonathan Christopher homme are the two dutch designers amongst the European nominees for the 2015/16 International Woolmark Prize.
First held in 1953 as an initiative of the International Wool Secretariat, the award the following year was won by Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent. Today the International Woolmark Prize continues to recognise outstanding design talent from around the world.
The Europe regional award will be held on 13th July 2015 in Antwerp where the designers are required to present sketches of a Merino wool capsule collection comprising of six outfits, with one full outfit to be produced. The collections will be judged by a panel of local and international experts soon to be announced.
In the image, the sketches of Nanna van Blaaderen.
More info and all European nominees can be found at woolmarkprize.com.
Since 2014 youasme measyou regularly presents MEANWHILE projects: small collections, statements, or products which broaden the spectrum of the brand. After launching a series of 3D – printed soaps, they now present a series of photographs by Robin Puy in which they look back at the past five years of the label. Kim Vos and Sebastiaan Labrie are photographed in a remix of garments from all collections so far.
“We are proud to present our archive on a real-life lovecouple Kim Vos and Sebastiaan Labrie. They connect the collections in a personal way and illustrate our motto where I end and you begin.” Twan Janssen, art director youasme measyou
Photography: Robin de Puy styling: Maarten Spruyt.
We’re proud to announce that we’ll be the Dutch PR partner for the Campaign for Wool and the International Woolmark Prize.
The Campaign for Wool is a cross sector initiative, led by its global patron, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. Established in 2010, the Campaign’s mission is to promote wool as a natural, renewable and biodegradable alternative to synthetic fibers. The International Woolmark Prize aims to highlight the use of fine Merino wool by the most important emerging designers globally. Regional competitions (the European nominee will be selected in Antwerp on the 13th of July) are held around the world to choose finalists for the International award, judged by high profile industry figures during the international autumn/winter collection shows.
In the image: Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent, the winners of the International Woolmark Prize 1954.
On March 5th & Other Stories is launching a new Co-Lab collection by designer Clare Vivier. & Other Stories was launched in March 2013 together with the first co-lab of Clare Vivier, and now she’s back for her second collection.
& Other Stories wanted to capture the collection in Clare’s Los Angeles neighborhood together with three of her friends – Mamie, Grace and Louisa Gummer. The three sisters embody the essence of Clare’s boldly colored Co-Lab collection in this shoot, featuring her totes, shoulder bags, bum bags and pouches alongside her first pair of shoes – a classic yet feminine take on the loafer.
Clare Vivier’s Co-lab collection will be available at all & Other Stories stores and on stories.com from March 5th.
Jeremy Scott presented his new collection for Moschino on February 26. The collection holds a clear reference to the 90’s fly girls and the teddy bear in a starring role. The collection consisting of bags, sweaters, tops and accessories will be available on STYLEBOP.COM on March 1st, at 8.00 am.
For the second year in a row, & Other Stories presents love story with a couple, this time it’s Eden Clark and Lizzie Tovell. The story is created with an array of self-portraits all shot by themselves. Through a series of self-portraits, Eden and Lizzie set the mood of the story and bring a subtle yet powerful atmosphere to the images. Black and white looks add a classic essence that is only interrupted by a play with mirrors.
The love story with Eden Clark and Lizzie Tovell will be available in stores and online in February 2015.
On Tuesday February 3rd fashion designer Jef Montes presented his third collection at the Looiersgracht 60 in Amsterdam. Innovative high-tech materials and expressive shapes came together in a spectacular presentation, where water and light formed an essential part.
Jef Montes drew inspiration from sailboats and the materials they are constructed from. Montes translated this to materials such as fiberglass, carbon, brass, nylon, silk wool, viscose and cotton. The silhouettes in the collection are based on the shapes of the sailboat. Materials seem to move around the body like a ship in a storm: geometrical and organic at the same time – inspired by a clash between technology and nature. Jef developed his distinctive silhouettes even further and played with symmetry and asymmetry.
With February 14th approaching fast, at STYLEBOP.com can choose to add an exclusively designed Valentine’s Day card to your orders, free of charge. Featuring either a sweet, whimsical “Love” graphic from Mary Katrantzou or Roland Mouret’s lush, vibrant florals, each card is available in limited numbers, available while stocks last.
Unique fabrics with a personal character formed as the starting point for the spring summer 2015 collection. The collection holds a variation of different structures; from tough fabrics to thin voiles. Prints are made in primary shapes such as striped, playful circles and hand painted dots and are applied on minimalistic silhouettes. The eclectic sphere is emphasized by the black and white theme that is a strong addition to the fresh summer colours.
The silhouette is diverse; from oversized dresses and caftans to body conscious suits in jogging fabric and casual shirts, together with the large wraps the collection gets a summer feel.
The campaign was photographed by Anne Dokter.
On January 24 Schueller de Waal showed their Autumn Winter 2015 collection ‘Speculative Realism’ during Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam. This second collection by the designer duo Philip Schueller and Rens de Waal, was the next step in developing their signature and showed their eclectic and unconventional vision on occasion wear. The collection was showed in two parts: the colourful silhouettes modelled by muses: singer Ntjam Rosi, writer Hanna Bervoets, actress Eva Bartels, Jans Possel (director Mediamatic), singer Ming, dj’s Charlotte van den Brekel and Elise Braas (Spacegirls) photographer Alexandra Hunts. The muses inspired the designers and wore the designer’s vision on the catwalk. And a black version of the collection showed by models.
Maker, art director en and set designer Anna Lomax creates unique neon sculptures; her signature style brought here collaborations with Nike, Kenzo, Clarks and Guerlain. Anna Lomax graduated from the University of Brighton.
Anna Lomax will exhibit her work throughout the Frame Store in Amsterdam. Anne Lomax: “I’m making large sculptures from rubber, metal and neon-lights. The works get an architectural shape and refer to the most important features of the historical period room. The materials I used are typically used in interiors, such as carpet and window blinds.”
The prints and sculptures of Anna Lomax are available from January 22, 2015.
Knitwear label YOUASME MEASYOU have created a series of 20 soaps that are part of the “Meanwhile” project. The Soap Opera consists of 20 different designs that appear when lit from behind, showing a detailed setting, subtitle or backdrop.
Each soap bar is individually handcrafted at the former Rosa Monastery in Amsterdam North and made to order to guarantee freshness of the soap.
Contents: Glycerine Soap, Pigments and Scented Oils (Eucalyptus, Lavender and Baby Powder).
The soaps are available at youasme.com and at Droog Design and the Frame store in Amsterdam.
On december 4 YOUASME MEASYOU won the 5th Prince Bernhard Culture Fund Fashion Stipend during the Dutch Fashion Symposium. The Cultuurfonds Mode Stipendium, was established by the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds in 2011 and is the highest grant made available to individual fashion designers in The Netherlands. Mark van Vorstenbos and Twan Jannsen received the price for their innovative mentality in fashion and consumerism that stands for inclusivity rather than exclusivity. The knitwear label is currently working on the project “Meanwhile”, a project that consists of a series of different projects in the outskirts of fashion. The first ‘Meanwhile’ is a series of 3D printed soaps called “Meanwhile, a soap opera.”
Picture by RVDA.
Normally Kiki Niesten presents the newest collection in her store through online lookbooks, but this year her website will be blacked out. All visual content is removed from kikiniesten.nl, instead she presents a radio show where fashion influentials will get a voice. Visitors are challenged to experience fashion though differnet senses, instead of through a flat screen experience. In the third episode, which was launched today, Dutch topmodel Saskia de Brauw will talk to presenter Erik Wong and Kiki Niesten about her modeling career. Listen to a woman we often see, but never hear. The full episode can be heard on kikiniesten.com.
Fashion illustrator Arie Vervelde sadly passed away this summer and the industry has lost one of its most colorful figures. Arie Vervelde worked for renowned publications and institutions such as Comme des Garcons and GAP Magazine. In 1998 he received the Grand Seigneur, the most important fashion award in the Netherlands. Arie found inspiration everywhere around him and translated his view on the world in a vast body of work that contains sketches, drawings and collages. His work can be characterized with its intuitive and sensual lines.
During Meesterlijk, the event for design, applied arts and food, a selection of Arie Vervelde will be for sale from €125.
Arie Vervelde Archive Sale
1014 DB Amsterdam
28-30 November 2014
Opening hours: 12.00 – 18.00
For the AW/14 season, designer Sadie Williams created a capsule collection for & Other Stories. Her high-impact designs and signature approach to textiles are highlighted in this collection of ready-to-wear, celebrating the festive mood of the season. Her co-lab collection features dresses, skirts, sweaters, tops and blouses inspired by the eclectic aesthetics of the ‘Rebel Youth’, photographed by Karlheinz Weinberger in 1950-70’s Switzerland. The people in these photos mixed textures and embellished or layered their clothes in a sincere and intuitive way that is reflected in the collection. The pieces are designed to coordinate and/or be layered on-top of each other such as shimmering textures with cosy wool, full folky silhouettes with easy sporty shapes, glitter-stitch details on ribbed jersey basics, clean neoprene with embroidered metallic applique, brushed silk blouses with raglan sleeves and popper-snap fastenings, mirroring the essence of Sadie’s personal style.
Sadie Williams’ Co-lab collection is available in stores now and on stories.com
We’re proud to announce that from November 2014 schoon den boer PR will represent Jef Montes. Jef Montes is a young Dutch fashion designer who graduated from ArtEZ Institute of The Arts in Arnhem. After presenting his graduation collection Dolores during Amsterdam Fashion Week he launched his eponymous label Jef Montes. He is known for his experimental use of unconventional materials in combination with architectonic shapes and hand craftsmanship. Montes has showed his work a several exhibitions in Europe. His work can now be seen at Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam where he is part of the exhibition The Future of Fashion is Now.
Kiki Niesten, known for her eponymous store at the Stokstraat in Maastricht, has opened her Amsterdam store in the Herenstraat in Amsterdam. Kiki is famous for her impeccable taste and introduced Prada and Marni to the Dutch market. In the store she sells internationally acclaimed brands such as Celine, Balanciaga, Dries van Noten and Lanvin.
The Amsterdam store called “Keuze van Kiki”, can best be described as an archive. The collection is curated by designer Alexander van Slobbe and is formed from pieces Kiki kept aside over the years. One can find a sweater from last season yet also a coat from 6 seasons ago. All kept aside and now sold without their labels, a conscious decision to let customers decide on the product and not on the brand.
Keuze van Kiki
Tuesday – Friday: 10.00 – 18.00
Saturday: 10.00 – 17.00
We’re proud to announce that from November 2014 schoon den boer PR will represent Humanoid. Humanoid is a fashion brand offering women a wide range of clothing, shoes, bags and accessories. The brand was born in Arnhem in 1981 and is know for its earthly, feminine, comfortable and contemporary fashions.
Weekday has teamed up with Swedish condom brand RFSU to produce a range of condoms and sell them in the weekday stores. Together they want to encourage a positive attitude towards buying, carrying and using condoms. 20% of the sales will go to RFSU to support their international contraception and prevention program. As a corner stone of the campaign they created a movie with Swedish film director Christina Larson, Stockholm production company STANDAT and the soundtrack is provided by Mapei.
It doesn’t matter who you sleep with or how long you know each other, if you respect them – protect them. Keep a condom in your 5th pocket.
Find more information and to watch the movie: www.weekday.com/5thpocket
HACKED - October 2014 sees the start of a collaboration between renowned Dutch fashion designers Alexander van Slobbe and Francisco van Benthum. With the VAN SLOBBE VAN BENTHUM label, they are introducing an exceptional collection of accessories, knitwear and jerseys to the market via a web shop and a pop-up store. In this way, the designers are providing a radical alternative to the growing range of the fast-fashion chains.
Van Slobbe and Van Benthum are actually reversing the roles. While the chains are prospering by shamelessly plundering the collections of independent designers, this time it is the designers who are diving into the production systems of the chains. VAN SLOBBE VAN BENTHUM is going to work on this sector’s leftovers. The most suitable products will undergo a treatment that adds a new layer. The reinterpretation gives the pieces an individual and relevant signature, incidentally without concealing the original. The layering created by the treatment remains visible in the product and packaging and even represents an important quality of the collection.
The collection is aimed at both men and women. Because small numbers are involved in each case, the VAN SLOBBE VAN BENTHUM product is not only affordable, it is also unique. The first collection, which carries the name ‘Hacked’, will be available in spring 2015.
Picture by BLOMMERS/SCHUMM.
Weekday joined its close friends Monki and H&M and opened a brand new store in Rotterdam as part of the Beursplein 2 shopping centre. This is Weekday’s second store in the Netherlands and the 7th store designed by German architects Gonzalez Haase. They have designed the store interior as a cityscape, with towers of denim illuminated by beams of light. Across the ceiling, metal tracks run like railway lines, holding the lights in place and adding perspective to the space. These features have been developed specifically for this location, creating a completely unique environment for Weekday customers. The store is 550 square meters and will hold MTWTFSS Weekday, MTWTFSS Weekday Collection. Collaborations such as PRAIRIE by Matthew Ames, 1440 and Fade to W as well as external brands such as Rodebjer, Carin Wester and BACK.
Visit the store at Beursplein 2 in Rotterdam.
Fragrance is a key element in & Other Stories’ beauty concept, where all products are designed to be truly sensorial and personal. The new range of & Other Stories eau de toilette features four fragrances: ‘Fig Fiction’, ‘Punk Bouquet’, ‘Botanic Whisper’ and ‘Moroccan Tea’. Fragrance adds another layer to the visual expressions of the brand’s fashion and beauty collections, bringing the whole look together.
For the brand’s first fragrance collection & Other Stories collaborated with renowned New York-based perfumer Jérôme Epinette of Robertet.
The new & Other Stories fragrances will be available from October 30 in & Other Stories’ stores and on Stories.com for €30.
Twice the size. Twice as nice.
We’re proud to announce the new schoon den boer PR office and showroom is located in the beautiful ‘lastage’ area in the centre of Amsterdam.
The new address: Oude Schans 5a, 1011 kp, Amsterdam.
moniquevanheist launches her campaign for the ’14-’15 season, photographed on creative talent Bea. She’s portrayed in a slightly surreal setting – fresh, sexy and with plenty of humor. The campaign was photographed by Daan Brand and styled by Siriane Hunia.
The fall-winter collection is now available at moniquevanheist retailers in the Netherlands, Belgium and worldwide through a selection of webstores.
As summer winds down, Fashion Week is once again on our radar. This season, STYLEBOP.com will give its 400,000+ social media followers 360° access by letting the people who make the fashion world come alive take the lead. Supermodel Soo Joo Park, designer Olympia Le-Tan, Vogue UK’s Sarah Harris, DJ Prince Language and Loquet London (Laura Bailey and Sheherazade Goldsmith), among others, will take over STYLEBOP.com’s Instagram account. Collectively, they’ll create a veritable kaleidoscope of Fashion Week moments through a variety of contrasting, intimate lenses: those of the designer, the doorman, the bartender, the model, the florist, the casting agent, the fashion intern, the after-party DJ and the driver.
“We wanted to give STYLEBOP.com’s followers not only a first-hand connection to the glamour of fashion week, but to those who contribute from behind-the-scenes to make the industry as vibrant as it is,” says STYLEBOP.com Fashion Director Leila Yavari.
Stay tuned to STYLEBOP.com’s Instagram, Twitter and Facebook feeds throughout the coming weeks and remember to follow @stylebop #360FW!
& Other Stories teamed up with Swedish singer/ songwriter Lykke Li and created a capsule collection of ready-to-wear, shoes, bags, jewellery and accessories, adding a piece of her signature style to the selection. “This collection will be my uniform until the day I die. From hotel slippers and loafers to cigarette pants and the perfect blazer to the cashmere sweater and the silk shirt. You get the point, be the man you want to marry!” says Lykke Li. Together with & Other Stories’ group of creatives Lykke Li created a 30 seconds documentary which gives glimpses of her life leading up to the launch of her Co-lab collection. Check it out here. The collection will hit stores and stories.com on thursday September 4th.
Become as good as Cruyff! When Johan Cruyff was a child, he spent all his free time playing street football, where he paved the way for his miraculous style and technique. This streetwise legacy lives on in a smart looking two inch ball named ‘Tiki-Taka’. With this small flexible ball, you can learn how to outmatch the opponent in a small space. How? Easy. Because the Tiki-Taka is so small, your technique has to be perfect in every little detail. Practise wherever, whether you’re on the playground or on your lunch break in a three-piece suit. If you can manage all the tricks with this tiny ball, you will be great with a real sized football.
To show how it’s done Cruyff Classics invited the Prague based footbag legend Honza Weber. Weber is the multiple World and European Freestyle Footbag champion. The man’s a myth and rightfully so. Check out the video – and learn from the best!
Weekday and Encens have a beautiful friendship, developed over the years and based around a shared love of art, fashion and form. Naturally, from friendship springs collaboration and the idea of a book about style seemed too good to dismiss. True style is not a reflection of trends, but the meeting point between passion and personality. That’s why Weekday and Encens have interviewed and photographed a range of different people who have loved fashion throughout their lives, and work with it every day.
This is a limited edition hardcover book with contributions from our mutual friends. Designers like Dries van Noten, Ann Sofie Back and Simon Porte Jacquemus sit along side models, writers and Weekday colleagues who each tell their story to reveal how past experiences inform personal expression. These portraits are an illuminating, and sometimes intimate, glimpse into the many lives that precede creativity.
This book is not dedicated to celebrity, or to clothing, but to the endless experiences that lead to a garment being worn.
Available from early september at Weekday.
Stills Atelier presents its Fall Winter 2014 seasonal campaign, JUXTAPOSITIONS.
Light and shadow. Softness and strength. JUXTAPOSITIONS is a campaign exploring refined contradictions that layer together to create powerfully understated beauty. JUXTAPOSITIONS features Stills Atelier’s Fall Winter 14 collection, with knitwear as its point of focus. Contrasts appear in generous layers of knit textures against bare skin. Voluminous wools are layered into grand shapes, resulting in sensuous, minimalist silhouettes.
Photographer Annemarieke van Drimmelen brings the campaign to life by composing JUXTAPOSITIONS against a raw canvas of light and concrete. The ongoing creative collaboration between van Drimmelen and Stills Atelier reflects a mutual admiration, and a meeting of tastes. “You can see the love and attention to detail in the clothes,” says van Drimmelen. “There’s an honest integrity in them that can be traced back to (the principals of Stills Atelier) Korrie Vulkers and Martin Tramper.”
Shot against a stark urban backdrop in Los Angeles, the Stills muse, portrayed by Belgian model Elise Crombez, draws us in with an enigmatic air of both vulnerability and strength.
Friday 11 July was all about up-and-coming Dutch fashion talents. In one central show, the best graduating fashion students of all 7 fashion academies presented their collections in one central show.
A bunch of 100 fashion professionals in the audience + an international panel chose the collection of Bastian Visch as the best of the best. He graduated this year from the Royal Academy of the Arts The Hague with an intriguing menswear collection that featured fascinating trompe l’oeil effects with digital prints on voluminous silhouettes.
This years panel consisted of Jo Simpson (stylist and curriculum leader at Central Saint Martins), Lotte Mostert (fashion designer), Marlo Saalmink (creative consultant and lecturer) and Matthew Stevenson-Wright (menswear fashion editor at Wallpaper ).
Visch wins the V&D talent award – which means he can design, develop and product a capsule collection which will be sold at selected V&D stores in the Netherlands.
To kickoff the 2014 summer festival season, STYLEBOP.com is debuting an exclusive collection celebrating the bohemian spirit in all its chic glory. The Festival Capsule Collection features singular designs by Sara Battaglia, Laurence Dacade, Pamela Love, Mykita and Zimmermann – all inspired by their shared love of music. Discover the thrill and rock to the beat!
Sara Battaglia on her tri-colour pouch: “I created this special piece for STYLEBOP.com because the festival aesthetic totally reflects the mood of my collctions – I can’t create a bag without music! This colorful piece is full of fringe that dances with the girl wearing it, following all of her movements.”
From 27 – 29 June, the first ELLE Festival will take place in the city centre of Amsterdam. The festival – an initiative of ELLE, ELLE eten and ELLE decoration – will present the creme de la creme of TASTE in fashion, food and design. During three days, the festival will rock the canal-area of Amsterdam. The centre of the festival will be the ELLE-pavilion at Looiersgracht 60, stage to an inspiring interactive exhibition where familiar and up-and-coming names can be discovered.
Check out ellefestival.nl for the full festival line-up, participants, tickets, background info and the handy and free ELLE iphone app!
The Gerrit Rietveld Academy presents its fresh fashion graduates on sunday 15 June at 17:00. Next to the graduates, also the first and second years students will show a selection of their work. The show will take place at a new creative spot: B. Amsterdam.
The Gerrit Rietveld Academy challenges its students to approach fashion in an open and experimental way, to explore fashion in relation to the body and to find fashion’s borders and cross them.
Tickets are available here.
Starting from the 2014 edition, Lichting will be supported by V&D, Holland’s biggest department store. Around Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam, FashionWeek Netherlands and HTNK will organise a series of events cumulating to the grand Lichting-show on friday 11 July. The 14 best graduates of the seven Dutch fashion academy’s will present their final collections on the runway. The most promising graduate receives the V&D Talent Award and the opportunity to design, develop and produce a capsule collection which will be sold at selected V&D stores throughout the Netherlands.
11″x17″ Reader by Elisa van Joolen will be launched on Wednesday May 28th, 20:00, at SMBA in Amsterdam. 11″x17″ is an on-going project that examines and challenges the fashion industry’s prevailing value systems and proposes new methods of production.
The reader is a compilation of reflections on the 11”x17” project written from various perspectives. It includes contributions by Lynn Berger, Pascale Gatzen, Ruby Hoette, Alexandra Landré and José Teunissen. The essays are accompanied by extensive visual research by Elisa van Joolen and a photo series by Blommers / Schumm.
The 11″x17″ Reader will be launched with a discussion among José Teunissen (independent fashion curator), Lynn Berger (journalist, De Correspondent) and Elisa van Joolen. Moderator: Sanne Oorthuizen (curator Casco – Office for Design Art and Theory).
Free entry, rsvp: firstname.lastname@example.org
To celebrate it’s 10th birthday, STYLEBOP.com launches a 10th anniversary collection, bringing together some of the very best in emerging and established international design talent. Featuring custom pieces from STYLEBOP.com designers Delfina Delettrez, Fausto Puglisi, Golden Goose, Jil Sander, Missoni and Ostwald Helgason. Every piece in the collection has been created with an eye to uniqueness, sophistication and modern polish. A range of singular sources inspires these pieces—everything from childhood memories of birthday party balloons to the idea of stone as a symbol of mystery, power and endurance. In the picture, you see the fabulous embroidered bomberjacket from Fausto Puglisi X STYLEBOP.com.
Mark Van Westerop, founder of Pro Solo Alkmaar, is the grand winner of the 23rd edition of the Dutch Coiffure Awards. In total, he and his team won 5 out of 13 of the ‘Oscars of hair’, including the most desirable of all: Hairdresser of the Year. An international jury praised the impressive use of color in his collection and the great mix of techniques and shapes.
On 5 & 6 June, the new BA/MA fashion graduates of ArtEZ Institue of the Arts will present their collections in a spectacular fashionshow. For more than 60 years, ArtEZ educates the creme de la creme of the international fashion scene. Fashion designers like Viktor & Rolf, Lucas Ossendrijver (Lanvin), Jan Taminiau, Iris van Herpen and Monique van Heist all graduated here. Get your tickets now to discover the future of fashion talent.
& Other Stories presents a capsule collection by London-based shoe designer Richard Braqo for the SS/14 season. With a new take on his signature stilettos and his first-ever flats, this co-lab collection brings part of his contemporary elegance to the selection. “This collection combines several different points of views. From the abstract to the whimsical and the sexy to the rebellious, all unifying feminine and masculine elements while keeping a tight palette,” says Richard Braqo. The collection will be available in stores and online from May 8th.