On Thursday the 21st of July Kiki Niesten invites fashion designer Chris Wienk ad creative Jivan van der Ende to Kiki’s Stocksale in Herenstraat in Amsterdam. Here they will present the project they collaborated on named ‘Finally Using Fat’. According to Wienk and van der Ende fashion has been out-dated for years. Bodies are changing and are getting bigger, however fashion clings to tiny waists and same size hips. They believe it’s time to shift this aesthetic and create acceptance around the chancing body type.
Weekday introduces Remains, a capsule collection consisting of six pieces made of leftover materials from textile production. This new concept works with sustainable thinking to minimize waste. Weekday is committed to keeping both future of fashion and the future of society in mind. “We see Remains as a long term concept, this season we have a denim collection which we are really proud of but in the future it could be jersey or knitwear” says Louise Lasson, Creative Director. This season Remains consists of five garments which come from left over rolls of denim, there is also a patchwork blanket made from the denim that was left over after making the garments.
Ace & Tate has launched a collaboration with London-based creative platform – It’s Nice That. They partnered up and created a limited edition package containing a unisex and contemporary sunglasses design, two specially commissioned poster prints and lens clothes designed by artists Howard Fonda and Louisa Gagliardi. The packages are now available in stores and online.
The nominees for the ELLE Personal Style Award have been chosen; Chantal Janzen, Hannah Hoekstra, Bella Hay, Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing and Thekla Reuten. One of the nominees will be presented the Personal Style Award during the annual ELLE Style Awards that this year will be held on the 1st of September. During the event an additional six awards in a wide range of categories will be presented. Chose your favourite now via: elle.nl/ellestyleawards
Ace & Tate introduces their Guide, to help customers find their frame(s), according to style, face shape and the occasion they’re shopping for. All of these three elements combined define what Ace & Tate is all about.
The Ace & Tate Guide is your digital assistant for fit, style or occasion – try it out yourself via
On Thursday evening – the 7th of July - Danial Aitouganov won Lichting 2016 presented by Mercedes-Benz. In a spectacular catwalk show 14 fashion graduates showed their final collections to a group of national and international fashion professionals. They chose, Danial Aitouganov, graduated from AMFI Amsterdam Fashion Institute as upcoming talent. He received the Lichting Award; €10.000 provided by Meester Koetsier Foundation to invest in developing his work and career.
Newly introduced this year was the Audience Favorite Award powered by Converse: a small group of fashion professionals who attended the show, chose Marlou Breuls, also graduated from AMFI Amsterdam Fashion Institute as the winner of this award. She received a prize of €3.000.
Photo of Danial Aitouganov by Peter Stigter
TONSURE and Tim Labenda from Denmark and Germany were today announced as the menswear and womenswear winners, respectively, of the 2016/17 International Woolmark Prize Europe regional final, at an awards event held in Milan, Italy.
A judging panel comprising Neil Barrett, Milan Vukmirovic, Alan Prada, Frédéric Martin-Bernard, Chris Benns, Fabrizio Servente and Valère Thoelen selected TONSURE as the menswear winner. Tim Labenda was selected by Franca Sozzani, Laura Lusuardi, Lorenzo Serafini, Rodolfo Paglialunga, Jennifer Neyt, J.J. Martin and Isabel May as the winner for the womenswear category.
The fashion division of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie presented ‘The Fashion Show 2016’ on Friday the 17th of June. The show consisted of collections created by the graduates and some first and second year students. The show was held in the Europahal in RAI Amsterdam and showed the students daring vision on fashion.
Image: Photo by Peter Stigter
Ace & Tate has launched its product collaboration with Berlin-based design studio New Tendency. They created a limited edition pair of unisex sunglasses. The frame comes in two versions, black and matte black. In addition to this, New Tendency developed a Bento box inspired storage device for Ace & Tate frames. It stores up to six frames and can be placed inside New Tendency’s signature white powder coated metal Meta side table.
Image: Photo by Jonas Lindstroem, model Soekie Gravenhorst.
‘On the road’ is a collection that consists of a selection of new optical and sun frames. This special release takes a road trip back into the 1960s – with hints to the French country side. With the focus on metal, the collection renews Neil and gives it a sunny upgrade. ‘On the road’ also introduces the first Clubmaster sunglasses; Oliver and June.
For SS16, & Other Stories is continuing last year’s Co-Lab with classic sneaker brand Vans. Vans started in 1966 and within a few years the global skate culture had adopted the Vans shoe as their footwear of choice. Today they have a complete collection consisting of footwear, apparel and accessories. Three of Vans’ iconic styles have been used as a canvas for & Other Stories’ designs. & Other Stories’ twist on Vans’ styles is all about canvas and colours this season. The inspiration comes from paintings, which lead to the idea to use canvas. The Vans & Other Stories Co-Lab collection is available in stores and on stories.com.
New for this 2016 Summer Karl Lagerfeld presents a capsule collection named ‘The Artist’. The capsule collection consists of ready-to-wear pieces such as T-shirts, summer dresses, denim and sweatshirts - all embellished with the iconic Karl Lagerfeld silhouette. The capsule collection is available via Stylebop.com.
The 17th of May is marked as World Recycling Day and therefor & Other Stories invited Ivania Carpio of Love Aesthetics to feature some of her recycling ideas. She for instance makes great vases out of empty & Other Stories beauty containers when growing trees from seeds. World Recycling Day is a great reminder to do some spring cleaning and recycle old socks or any other textiles not being used or even empty beauty containers. For every submission to your nearest & Other Stories shop, you will receive one 10% voucher that can be used once and is valid in store for three months.
For this AW/16 season & Other Stories will introduce a co-lab collection by Zana Bayne – New York based designer of artisanal leather handbags and accessories. Her work is known for her focus on quality craftsmanship. & Other Stories’ team worked side by side with Zana and created a collection of ready-to-wear to accompany her co-lab pieces. It will all come together in a story that aims to inspire customers to infuse new kinds of leather accessories to their wardrobes. The Zana Bayne co-lab collection will be available in selected & Other Stories stores and online autumn 2016.
From refreshing aquatics to graphic botany, the first release of the Ace & Tate SS16 main collection takes a dip into the oasis. New styles in balmy blues and lush green acetate colours are inspired by cool waters and tropical plants. The collection is available in stores and online .
Following the positive response to their temporary location in Rotterdam, Dutch eyewear brand Ace & Tate opened a permanent store in the heart of the city. Situated on the Pannekoekstraat in a very lively area which is packed with an array of small independent restaurants and boutiques and marks the perfect location for the eyewear brand. For the interior design they worked with Occult Studio, Amsterdam-based cross disciplinary practice for design and art direction founded by Kim Keogh. The flagship store offers free eye tests seven days a week and hosts the full collection of frames for customers to try on as they wish.
On Sunday the 1st of May the 25th edition of the prestigious Coiffure Award gala was held in Studio21 in Hilversum. The evening program entailed performances, spectacular hair shows and the handing out of the 13 ‘Hair Oscars’. The big winner of the night was Hester Wernert-Rijn from hair salon Mogeen in Amsterdam. She won the Press Award, the award in the category women Noord-Holland and Flevoland – and last but certainly not least she won the title of Hairdresser of the Year for the third time and will know become a Hall of Fame member.
The judges admired her perfect elaborated coupes, colors and structures. The styling made the collection very powerful and gave it a “high fashion feeling”.
What does it mean to be a fashion designer today? Glamcult is proud to announce New Fashion Perspectives, a 10-day exhibition in the heart of Amsterdam that explores this pressing question and takes a fresh look at the current fashion system.
The fashion world as we know it is in a moment of flux. In the midst of a game-changing technological revolution, greater consideration is being given to the craftsmanship safely tucked away at fashion’s heart, while consumers are increasingly questioning the emotional value of fashion. Young designers entering the fashion world are challenged to reflect these developments, finding new positions within a changing structure. They’re looking further than the limited possibilities currently on offer, drawing their audiences into critical thinking—as well as design process—emphasized by storytelling. Our new generation is seeking a much broader view, finding out what it really means to be a fashion designer. Questioning and shifting the borders plays an important role in this process.
Focused on overthrowing standards, Glamcult and curator Hanka van der Voet present 23 fashion trailblazers who are shaping the future. Meet them face-to-face as they share new vantage points in everything from Social Design to New Materiality and Body Politics.
& Other Stories is teaming up with Rodarte. The co-lab collection existing of ready-to-wear, shoes and jewelry will hit stores on the 17th of March. 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, revealing unexpected contrasts and carefully chosen qualities. Prices vary from €29 for a ring up to €295 for a jacket.
& Other Stories continuously adds layers to their diversity by inviting a wide variety of creative friends to interpret their collections. This time, street style icon Gilda Ambrosio put her touch on & Other Stories’ spring coats in a styling story that also features her friend Diletta Bonaiuti. & Other Stories’ SS/16 season features an array of lightweight coats, embracing a colour palette of cream, camel, navy and black. By pairing these elegantly cut coats with comfy sneakers, this styling story captures a refined yet laid-back spring look. The styling story includes coats, sneakers and crossbody bags – all available in stores and on stories.com from mid-February, 2016.
From the six finalists, British design duo Teatum Jones was chosen as the winner of the 2015/2016 Womanswear International Woolmark Prize. The winner was announced on Friday the 12th of February, during a special event at New York Fashion Week. The judging panel consisting of people such as; André Leon Talley, respected fashion author, editor and consultant, former Editor-at-Large, American Vogue; Imran Amed, Founder, CEO & Editor-in-Chief, Business of Fashion; Tim Blanks Editor-at Large, Business of Fashion and so on. Teatum Jones received AU$100,000 to expand their label and personal guidance. Additionally, the collection designed for the International Woolmark Prize will be sold in worlds most prestigious shopping malls and boutiques.
& Other Stories will launch a jewellery co-lab collection during spring 2016, created by FAUX/real – a New York-based brand founded by design duo Mari Ouchi and Louis DeCicco in 2010. Known for their passion to tell stories through jewellery, this co-lab collection reflects on how to find love.
For the third year running, & Other Stories depicts chooses to present a love story for Valentine’s Day. They invited New York-based couple Svea Berlie (model) and Jenny Ray (hair artist) to be part of this year’s love story. Svea and Jenny met in 2015, and will celebrate their one year anniversary on Valentine’s Day 2016. Their affection and warmth for each other shines through in a series of calm and minimalistic photos captured during a day in Brooklyn – depicting the FAUX/real co-lab collection perfectly.
Photographer Jan Hoek and fashion designer Duran Lantink presented Sistaaz of the Castle on the 16th of January during Mercedes Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam, a project about six transgender sex workers from Cape Town, South Africa. Together they created a series of photographs and a fashion collection around these inspiring people. The multilayered fashion show, amongst other elements, entailed an imitation of the photographs that were taking for the project. Jan and Duran made these photographs come to live by creating an installation that showed the backdrop from the photographs and a real live model imitating the original model from the photographs. The show included all different types of models.
On the 15th of January Jef Montes showed his new collection RESOLVER at Mercedes Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam. In collaboration with Textile Museum Tilburg, Montes developed a special fabric created from polyvinyl alcohol, which dissolves when it comes in touch with water. The models walked down the catwalk popping balloons filled with water, having the garments dissolve leaving only a few threads, which left the models bare-naked at times. Montes wanted to put focus on the rapid changing fashion industry, which revolves around fast fashion and trends that quickly fade.
Out of the six finalists, Suketdhir – whom represented India, Pakistan and the Middle East – was chosen as the winner of the 2015/2016 Menswear International Woolmark Prize. The prize was awarded on Wednesday the 13th of January, during a special event at Pitti Uomo – worlds leading menswear trade fair. The judging panel consisting of people such as; Haider Ackermann, Designer; Imran Amed, founder and Editor-in-Chief The Business of Fashion; Suzy Menkes, International Editor Vogue and Nick Sullivan, Fashion Director Esquire, all unanimously voted for Suketdhir. He combined classic western tailoring with elements from his local way of dressing. Suketdhir received AU$100,000 to expand his label, personal guidance and the collection designed for the International Woolmark Prize will be sold in worlds most prestigious shopping malls and boutiques.
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.