Monday, July 26, 2010

Roparosa @ AIFW 2010

Copyright: Peter Stigter

On Sunday the 18th of July 2010, Roparosa showed her SS11 collection during Amsterdam International Fashion Week. Designer Roos van der Kamp was inspired by shapes and materials used in functional sportswear and aims for comfortable power dressing: playful, independent and feminine. The designs all contain a subtle masculinity, without loosing any femininity. The SS11 collection ‘Come out and play’ is the sequel of the former collections ‘Catch as Catch Can part I and II’.

Daryl van Wouw @ AIFW 2010

Copyright: Peter Stigter

Saturday the 17th of July Daryl van Wouw showed his SS11 collection during the Amsterdam International Fashion Week. With this collection the designer created his own lovely weird world, an eclectic mix inspired by Massive Attacks ‘Paradise Circus’ and the World Expo in Shanghai.

The Spring/Summer 2011 collection of Daryl van Wouw focuses on surprising manufacturing of the fabric, shapes and an exciting combination of the material instead of prints. A new darylvanwouw-look is introduced with new colourful darylvanwouw sandels as a highlight. The SS11 collection will be available in the darylvanwouw-store at the Prinsengracht 705A in Amsterdam.

Volvo loves Dagmar dinner

After a huge Fashion Week success last season Volvo was present again. Not only did they take care of the Volvo-shuttle service, but they also supported the DAGMAR show on July 17th. Afterwards we had a very nice dinner at Proef with a Swedish touch! Since the weather was too good to be true we had a drink outside and arranged some extra tables for those who wanted to enjoy the sun. A great place, delicious food and a nice crowd!

Marije de Haan wins ‘G-Star RAW Talent of the Year Award’

On Thursday evening the 15th of July Marije de Haan, a graduate from the The Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague, won LICHTING 2010. The audience, consisting of a selection of fashion connoisseurs and an international panel, chose Marije’s ‘Flatliners’ collection. Overwhelmed with joy Marije received the ‘G-Star RAW Talent Award’ from Remco de Nijs, G-Star’s collection stylist. Besides the award Marije won a 10.000 euro prize and she will be assisting the G-Star RAW backstage styling team during their New York Fashion Week catwalk show in September.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Dagmar SS11 @ Amsterdam Fashion Week

On the 17th of July Dagmar presented the SS11 collection @ Amsterdam Fashion Week.
Sensual and rough, harsh leather and feather light fabrics, sporty and relaxed luxury. The Dagmar collection of Spring/Summer 2011 takes its inspiration from the steamy favelas of Rio de Janeiro, where the lust is vibrant and the longing for a better life is constant.
The Dagmar collection of Spring/Summer 2011 plays with delicate contrasts; cubistic cuts with drapings gives feminine silhouettes. The fit is relaxed and loose. Leisure garments like sweat pants are knitted with the finest material. copyright peter stigter.

Acne celebrates the opening its largest studio in the world and the first UK studio at 13 Dover St.

Julia Restoin Roitfeld Daphne Guiness
Jonny Johansson & Alexandra Shulman

Acne London spans four floors and will house all of Acne's concepts from furniture to denim to both men's and women's wear. It features outdoor living spaces and art works from the likes of Helmut Lang, Jeremiah Goodman and Katerina Jebb.

Guests of Acne were treated to champagne and Absolut Vodka Cocktails; martinis, cosmopolitans and sodas and canapés from the Scandinavian Kitchen. Pianist Xavier Barden held court at the yellow baby grand piano treating the crowd to live music until DJ Mimi Xu got the music pumping through all for floors.

Attendees included: Acne's Creative Director Jonny Johansson, Acne's CEO Mikael Schiller, Acne Paper's Editor in Chief Thomas Persson, Daisy Lowe, Harold Tillman, Anouck LePere, Brix Smith Start, Yasmin Sewell, Artist Jeremiah Goodman, Jaime Winstone, Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, New Young Pony Club Johnny Borell, Lord and Lady Burlington, Alexandra Shulman, Tim Blanks, Henry Holland, Daphne Guiness, Katerina Jebb, Nick Grimshaw, Ben Grimes, The XX, David Gandy, Sara Blomqvist, George Lamb, Alex Dellal, Mr. Hoist, Pandemonia, DJ Frederic Da, Roxane Messquida.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Esther Coppoolse wins Streetheart Award

Esther Coppoolse, Fashion director of Elle magazine, won the second Streethearts Award during last AIFW 2010. She was the most stylish person photographed outside at the Amsterdam Fashion Week. The winner of last season, Ruud van der Peijl handed over the award he won last time.

Congratulations Esther!

Thursday, July 15, 2010


On Wednesday, 14th of July Iris van Herpen showed her Spring/Summer 2011 collection ‘ Crystallization’ during the AIFW openings soiree. With ten looks the designer presented a preview of her total SS11 collection, which will be shown during London Fashion Week in September. The theme ‘Crystallization’ revolves around the transformation from water to crystal. This process of liquid chaos transforming to a solid structure inspired the designer.

Ready to fish_ SS11 Opposites Attract

copyright: Peter Stigter

On Monday the 12th of July Ready to fish_ showed its Spring/Summer 2011 collection ‘Opposites Attract’ in a characteristic historical building at the Brouwersgracht in Amsterdam.

This is the first collection made by the new design team of Ready to fish_. Amazing shapes, expressive details and carefully selected fabrics define the collection with contrast as key of this season. Flowing, elegant details and silk tops and dresses are mixed with sharp tailored trousers and asymmetric blazers. Besides all over prints, the colours dark navy, hazy rust en dazzling red contrast with several nude tints and make a lovely coherent image. During the show music was played from the Ready to fish_ CD, which will be released in Augustus.

Moreover, every season Ready to fish_ presents eight exclusive designs around a different theme, where handcrafted details play an important role. This season the ‘8’ collection’s focus was on eight items for a special occasion.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Jan Taminiau @ Couture Week Paris

On the 7th of July 2010 Jan Taminiau presented his new collection at the BETC during the Couture Week Paris
The collection is about the concept of mirroring and reflection, “old” couture reflected in contemporary couture and the magical moment where you discover yourself looking at your reflection in a mirror and being conscious of being: The elusiveness of reality.

The colours that dominate the collection are different shades of nude, liver and pale grey.The materials used are crêpes, chiffon, sequins, hand woven degrade fabrics, Swarovski crystals, and metal knit work. (Transparent) crystals play an important role in the clothes. They are used frequently under a layer of sheer fabric such as chiffon. That way, the sparkle lights up the material in a subtle way, adding to the mystical effect.The cuts are generally slender, stretched, v-shaped silhouettes, the centre of gravity being the top part, portraying an ultra feminine image.

Atelier/salon opening Claes Iversen

On Monday the 12th of July 2010 designer Claes Iversen opened his atelier/salon prive on the beautiful Herengracht 176 in Amsterdam.
With this the designer literally found a 'home' for his work. Next to the atelier and showroom, the Herengracht is a salon prive. Sales are by private appointment or just by simply ringing the doorbell.

During the opening Claes also announced his "Replica Project", a foundation which enables the designer to remake the best pieces of his lost collections (as some might know almost all old collections got lost in a fire last year).
The Claes Iversen SS11 presentation will be held on the 7th of September 2010 (location and time to be announced in August).

Monday, July 12, 2010

AIFW Downtown opening

copyright: Sydney Korsse

Last Friday, the 9th of July, the official opening of Fashion Week DOWNTOWN took place at Maison the Bonneterie. While the main hall of the fashion warehouse was crowded with fashion enthusiasts, Merle Deterink opened the Amsterdam Fashion Week Program with a sweet 'Alice in CAKEland' dress.

The highlight of the official opening was the special catwalk show with several designers, which introduced the start of the second ‘Fashion Week Designer Market’.

Designers like Dagmar, Daryl van Wouw, Roparosa, Marloes Blaas and INDIVIDUALS by AMFI, who are showing during AIFW, sell their fall/winter collections at the luxurious fashion department during Fashion Week DOWNTOWN.

Fashion Week’s public programme DOWNTOWN creates the opportunity for one and all to enjoy the Dutch fashion excitement during AIFW. With more than 60 locations presenting expositions, shows, shopping routes, launches and parties Amsterdam will be in de spirit of fashion from Friday July 9th till Sunday 18th.

Friday, July 9, 2010

High tea party Monki

On the 25th of June the Scandinavian brand Monki, had a high tea in the garden of Spice PR. There were 15 fashion girls invited to enjoy the new collection, lemonade, cupcakes, balloons and a lot of fun! The chosen Monki ambassadors met each other and received their own personal Monki style.

Monki opens her first store in Amsterdam on the 27th of August

Scissor Sister rocks United Nude

Singer Ana Matronic from the Scissor Sisters @ the United Nude store Amsterdam

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

FIRST INTERNATIONAL ACNE Menswear Presentation Spring Summer 2011 June 27th 2010 in Paris at the 11th best restaurant in the world: LE CHATEAUBRIAND

Jonny Johansson & actress Laure de Clermont-TonnerreBrian Boy & Charles Guislain

WHO : Jonny Johansson (ACNE creative director), Mikael Schiller (ACNE CEO), Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre (French actress), Husam El Odeh (designer), Richard Nicoll (designer), Rad Hourani (designer), Tim Blanks (, Anastasia Barbieri (Vogue Homme International), Robert Rabensteiner (Uomo Vogue), Jefferson Hack (Dazed & Confused), Godfrey Deeny (Fashion Wire Daily), Clémentine Poidatz (French actress), Andy Gillet (French actor), Betony Vernon (jewellery designer), Violetta Sanchez (actress) , Princess Alexandra zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, Garance Doré (blogger), Scott Schumann (The Satorialist), Katerina Jebb (artist), Paulo Melim Andersson (designer), Christoffer Lundman (ACNE), Felix Moati (French actor), Brian Boy (blogger), Lanvin Women's and Menswear design team, Zoran Bosanac (Cerruti), and many more…

WHAT : ACNE Menswear SS 2011 presentation with a live performance by singer Nils Bech and DJ set by David Bornscheuer

WHEN: 6 pm - 10 pm SUNDAY, June 27th 2010

WHERE: LE CHATEAUBRIAND, 129 Avenue Parmentier, 75011 Paris

PHOTOS : Please find attached all the press releases, the official look book as well as a selection of the looks shot at the presentation and our guests, for more images visit :


Lookbook and press releases in the folder: SS 2011 Menswear

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Avelon opens showroom

On the 17th of June 2010 designer Erik Frenken opened his new showroom with a small party and SS11 preview for selected press.
the SS11 collection will enter the stores in December 2011

Hans Ubbink SS11 - 10 Years Anniversary Celebration

On Monday the 21st of June, the longest day of the year, designer Hans Ubbink celebrated the 10 years anniversary of his brand. The celebration took place at a unique location in the ‘Amsterdamse Bos Theatre’, which was transformed into a true fairytale. After the sunset Hans Ubbink presented his SS11 collection and after the show a big party took place, both with the theme Midsummer Night.

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