In the spirit of the season, & Other Stories has put all their efforts into a dinner party in honor of inspirational women. The Stockholm Atelier was filled with all things silver, wrapping paper, colorful ribbons and gift-giving ideas in preparation for a few very special guests – Eveline Hall, Bodil Schrewelius, Helene Billgren, Harriet Calo, Cristina Morozzi, Liesbeth in’t Hout, Jans Possel and Viktor Lazlo.
This story features & Other Stories’ AW/15 celebration collection that reveals everything from lavish lace dresses and decorative embellishments to eye-catching jewellery and a classic white tux – all available in store and online starting November.
From 14 December 2015 to 26 June 2016 the Jewish Historical Museum presents Benno Premsela – Max Heymans: Men with Courage and Style, an exhibition about the life and work of interior and product designer Benno Premsela (1920-1997) and couturier Max Heymans (1918-1997).
Both were figureheads for a generation of artists and designers who successfully put design and fashion on the map in the Netherlands in the post-war years. They were also among the first Dutch celebrities to come out as gay men in a time when this was still a big taboo. Benno Premsela was one of the defining figures for design and art in the Netherlands and Max Heymans has gone down in Dutch fashion history as the ‘doyen of Dutch couture’. They met shortly after the war, both being among the few survivors in their Jewish families. In this period Premsela designed handbags and Heymans made hats, which were sold via their acquaintances. Their personal loss spurred them to live life to the full and to use their talents to inspire others.
Photo: Erwin Olaf.
We’re proud to announce that from November 2015, we will represent the cool Amsterdam-based eyewear brand Ace & Tate.
At Ace & Tate, they know how important it is to be able to change your look at anytime you want. They provide you with the possibility to match your frames with every occasion and all of your favourite styles. They believe strong design and high quality can go hand in hand with fair prices. Their Amsterdam-based design team produce future classics, not short term thrills. Craftsmanship is just as important as a long-lasting design. Quality materials are central to everything – so much so, that they’ve named the company after the cellulose acetate from which a majority of their frames are formed: a traditional material that is strong, lightweight and lasting. It’s crucial that each phase in the construction and development of Ace & Tate eyewear is personalised, flawless, and conducted with the sharpest eye for detail.
& Other Stories wants to reduce the environmental footprint in the fashion world, and believes recycling is an important part of that. That is why they are launching an in-store recycling program for textiles, starting today.
Since the launch in 2013, & Other Stories has established an in-store recycling program that encourages customers to bring back & Other Stories’ empty beauty packaging. This program is now expanding and will include textile recycling too. To make the most of this exciting task & Other Stories cooperates with experts within this field, and rely on their customers to recycle with them.
For every beauty packaging and textile submission, customers receive one voucher with a 10% recycling treat as a thank you. The voucher can be used once and is valid in store for three months.
On thursday 29 October, Winq magazine organised the first edition of the Autumn Ball. During a black-tie event, the gay minded magazine awarded four persons that gave color to, or made a difference in the society we live in. Big winners of the evening were Joop van den Ende (Winq Culture award), Jan Taminiau (Winq Fashion & Design award), Joep Lange (Winq People award) and Jelle Brandt Corstius (Winq Travel award). With the Autumn Ball, Winq magazine celebrated its 10-year birthday.
& Other Stories will launch a new co-lab collection during spring 2016, created by Rodarte – a conceptual and innovative brand founded by Kate and Laura Mulleavy in Los Angeles in 2005. The collection will feature ready-to-wear, accessories and shoes, applying their imaginative expression to the line.
Rodarte is known for its artistic mixture of high couture, modern femininity, and California influences, created by Kate and Laura Mulleavy. Their signature aesthetics come together in this co-lab collection of ready-to-wear, accessories and shoes, revealing unexpected contrasts and carefully chosen qualities.
The Rodarte & Other Stories co-lab collection will be available in stores and online spring 2016.
For the fourth time The Campaign for Wool is returning to the Netherlands. To celebrate such a joyous occasion the WOOL Magazine cover was quite literally unraveled by the European representatives for International Woolmark Prize 2015/16, Dutch designers Nanna van Blaaderen and Jonathan Christopher in Amsterdam last Friday. The WOOL Magazine features predominantly Dutch brands that offer a sneak peek of the wool trends that can be found in store this autumn/winter. Now we know you’re wondering ‘how do I get my hands on this WOOL Magazine?’. Well, just visit one of the partners in their stores in Amsterdam and throughout the Netherlands! But that’s not it! Between 12 and 18 October Wool Week will come to stores near you with woolly activities, workshops, demonstrations and giveaways.
New York stylist, Ada Kokosar, launches her co-lab collection with & Other Stories on the 17th of September in selected stores and online. Luckily, one of those selected stores is in Amsterdam and the collection of five looks will be available there. The collection is carefully designed with four elements in mind – colour, silhouette, layering and vibe. The collection consists of classic shades such as camel, black, navy and white. All items are made of quality fabrics like boiled wool, light felt and fine merino wool. Kokosar’s concept of effortlessness and versatility shows through the whole collection, therefore the collection contains of long lasting versatile pieces. The prices vary from €245, – for a coat, €75, – for a top to €45, – for a skirt.
On Monday the 7th of September a new beauty magazine entitled ‘MIRROR MIRROR’ was launched in the Museum of Bags & Purses in Amsterdam. The fresh magazine was founded and published by Georgette Koning, former Rietveld Academy student and well-known Dutch fashion journalist and author. MIRROR MIRROR is an international magazine, linking beauty and fashion. In in-depth interviews with the industry’s tastemakers, photoshoots, columns, profiles and trends, the magazine sets itself apart by not just praising certain products. MIRROR MIRROR gives trendsetters in the beauty industry a voice. In this debut issue: an interview with Byredo’s Ben Gorman – from basketball player to nose, Nasomatto’s Alessandro Gualtieri about perfume’s biggest lies, tips and tricks for drags, the raw beauty of Juergen Teller, Ellis Faas’ hommage to Serge Lutens and many more.
The magazine is available at mirror-mirror.nl and in selected stores for €14,95. Get the paper version now, or find the digital version in the app that will be launched this fall.
In November 2014, Stills Atelier opened a pop-up store at the Denneweg, in a vibrant quartier in The Hague. The temporary store was planned to be opened for a mere three months, but connected so well to the international oriented audience that the store was prolonged and is now turned into a permanent store. On the 1st of September, the fully redesigned store (designed by the renowned architect duo Doepel Strijkers from Rotterdam) opened its doors to the audience.
Italian-born and New York-based stylist and fashion consultant Ada Kokosar has created a collection with & Other Stories. This collection consists of five different looks. It embodies Kokosar’s concept of effortlessness and versatility. Via a special Instagram account @adakokosarstories the co-lab will slowly be revealed. The concept and idea is created by Ada and the account will be run by one of her best friends, creative consultant Giorgia Tordini. The Instagram account is a way to invite all women to have a look and feel of how the collection came to be. The Instagram account will be launched on 25th of August 2015. The collection is available on the 17th of September 2015 at stories.com and in selected stores. The prices vary from €245, – for a coat, €75, – for a top to €45, – for a skirt.
On the 13th of September The Temporary Fashion Museum will open within Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam. The Netherlands has yet to add a fashion museum to their name. Het Nieuwe Instituut will therefore transform into a temporary fashion museum. Until the 8th of May 2016 there will be an elaborate program available composed of expositions, installations, performances and events. Past, present and future fashion stories will all come together in the museum. Guus Beumer, the artistic director of this project has used his personal network to create the museum, of which fashion designers Francisco van Benthum and Alexander Slobbe, art-director Job van Bennekom, fashion-theoretician Jose Teunissen, architect Herman Verkerk, journalist Georgette Koning and so on.
& Other Stories has gotten together five creatives, of whom all transgender, to tell their story via a portrait series and a behind-the-scenes film named ‘The Gaze & Other Stories’. The team consists of models, Valentijn de Hingh and Harif Nef, photographer Amos Mac, stylist Love Bailey en make-up artist Nina Poon. & Other Stories emphasizes diversity in their collections. This new capsule collection is inspired by on-trend fashion and is a mixture of sportswear elements and ready-to-wear. The collection consists of items such as a parka, a skirt, a dress, tops, tights and stockings. The collection is available online and in stores from half of September. The prices vary from €125, – for a parka, €75, – for a skirt to €35, – for stockings.
For MONIQUEVANHEIST’s new ‘15-‘16 winter campaign Monique worked together with multitalented Eva Bartels. The campaign was all shot in Monique’s atelier in Rotterdam. Eva is known as an actress, artist, performer and all-round source of inspiration. “She allows for the collection to be seen through a fresh perspective – edgy, feminine, sexy and intelligent,” says Monique. This season’s ‘hellofashion’ collection consists of sober colours such as, blue, grey, black with an addition of white and soft pink tones. The collection will be available from September on via Monique’s stockists in The Netherlands and Belgium and through selected webstores worldwide.
Starting July 31st Kiki’s summer stock sale will transform for the winter season. The new stock consists of luxurious cashmere, knitwear, woollen coats, soft flannels, spectacular evening dresses as well as winter accessories such as scarves and hats. All items have the minimal discount of 70%. The stock consists of labels such as Van Azzedine Alaïa, Céline en Dries van Noten tot Marni, Lanvin and Jil Sander. Prices vary from € 49,- to € 500,-.
Kiki’s Winter stock sale
1015 CB Amsterdam
Monday – Friday 11.00–18.00
Alexander van Slobbe and Francisco van Benthum give a sneak preview of their new project HACKED at HÔTEL DROOG in Amsterdam. The designers ‘hack’ the existing store of Droog in the Staalstraat in Amsterdam with a pop-up store where they will present the first collection pieces of the label VAN SLOBBE VAN BENTHUM
VAN SLOBBE VAN BENTHUM is an initiative of Dutch fashion designers Alexander van Slobbe and Francisco van Benthum. The label offers a radical alternative for the rapidly growing fast fashion chain. VAN SLOBBE VAN BENTHUM work with the existing production chain and the remnants of the industry. The most suitable pieces undergo a transformation and are edited with a new layer, creating a new product without concealing the original.
The first range of products offers menswear and womenswear: embroidered and printed sweaters, collaged t-shirts, skirts, shoes and bags. Prices vary from €49,- for a t-shirt, €125,- for a sweater to €159,- for a leather bag.
Staalstraat 7-b, Amsterdam
Tuesday – Sunday: 11.00 – 18.00
Womenswear designer Nanna van Blaaderen and menswear designer Jonathan Christopher were both named as the winners of the International Woolmark Prize European Regional Final. The award ceremony was held in Antwerp, Belgium and hosted by MoMu – Fashion Museum Province of Antwerp and the Fashion Department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp.
A judging panel consisting of Walter Van Beirendonck, Simon Chilvers, Veerle Windels, James Sleaford and Fabrizio Servente selected Jonathan Christopher as the winner in the category menswear. Nanna Van Blaaderen was named by An Vandevorst and Filip Arickx (designers of A.F. Vandevorst), Justin O’Shea, Christiane Arp, John de Greef and Colin McDowell as the winner for the womenswear category.
The two Dutch winners were chosen from 17 European fashion designers. The award consists of a financial contribution of AU$50,000 (approximately €33,900). They will represent Europe and compete in the prestigious international final. The final for menswear will be held in Florence in January 2016, and the womenswear final will be held in New York in February 2016.
On July 10th Nikki Duijst won Lichting 2015 supported by V&D. During the Lichting show fourteen graduates from seven major art academies in the Netherlands show their graduation collection to national and international fashion professionals. They chose Nikki, graduate of the Royal Academy of the Arts The Hague, as the winner. She was awarded with the V&D talent award and a grant of 10.000 euro to develop her next collection.
The panel, consisting of: NoéMie Schwaller (editor-in-chief DASH magazine), Krystyna Metz (Head of product development Ann Demeulenmeester), Raïssa Verhaeghe (brand strategist & business development for different fashion labels in the luxury industry) en Patrick de Muynck (head of design department Polimoda Florence) were impressed by the work of all graduates and chose Nikki as the winner due to her strong concept and professional execution.
Nikki Duijst showed a selection of her graduation collection “As we seek our face.” For the collection Nikki researched her personal fear of the spotlight versus the pressure of social media to portray a more special version of yourself. The collection plays with the idea of anonymity, femininity and the crossroad between hiding and revealing one self.
Lichting is an initiative by Fashion Week Netherlands, HTNK fashion recruitment & consultancy in collaboration with V&D. The panel is supported by Het Nieuwe Instituut.
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.