Tag: The Netherlands
During the next edition of Modefabriek Amsterdam (January 24-25, 2016) the Men's Fashion Cluster will provide a free made-to-measure training, which explains How to become a fashion consultant without any designer skills - an option that give you a chance to earn an additional income up to 120 000 euro per year without any investment.
Viktor & Rolf is an Amsterdam-based fashion house founded in 1993 by Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren. In 2008 Italian clothingmagnate Renzo Rosso (President of OTB Group, the holding group of Maison Martin Margiela, Marni and Diesel) bought a controlling interest in the company.
Every year, State of Art develops eight collections of sporty, contemporary, stylish and comfortable clothing for 'people with an active lifestyle'. The brand has show rooms in Antwerpen, Helsinki, Kopenhagen, Lichtenvoorde, Oslo and Stockholm, 32 brand stores, more than 1,000 official dealers, many shop-in-shop locations and an official webshop.
MFC invites all fashion designers from Europe, interested in MTM and MTO, to present their latest collections in the Cluster's new showroom. * Up to 10 garments from one designer (FREE participation) - onlymen's suits, jackets and blazers, teen and children's jackets.
The Amsterdam-based label's team wants 'people to love their clothes and enjoy wearing them' and that's why they make 'great garments that suit every individual'. The brand offers classic and vintage styles, rich details, high quality and occupies the space between luxury and mid-priced menswear.
Every Anecdote garment is offered in a wide range of colors and each collection is based on anecdotes about Jet's and her family and friends' lives. Easily combinable sweaters, vests, cardigans, dresses, scarves in a wide range of colors - nothing too pretentious.
Welcome to Anecdote. A ready-to-wear collection of classics brought with the story of today. Simple and sophisticated essentials in everyday chic style. Wool skirts, dresses, hats and gloves, denim tops, bottoms and dresses, cashmere trench coats and much more.
'According to myth, alchemists had the power to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. They strove to uncover the secret formula to create gold, which symbolised perfection both in a material and spiritual sense. Like those mysterious scientists, we want to combine different elements to create a special and striking synthesis, something that surpasses its individual components'.
'I expect that first we will present Bulgaria really well, then we will present the Ensemble and our culture well. Our spectacle is an ambassador of Bulgarian traditions - for all Bulgarian in Bulgaria, for all Bulgarians abroad and for all other people in the world. Bulgarian folklore is a wonder - it is the richest on the planet', commented Hristo Dimitrov.
Dean Manev - the President of Men's Fashion Cluster - is already in The Netherlands. He is there with serious intentions - to turn Bulgarian dances, embroidery (shevitza) and fashion into 'generator of business in Europe'.
RAW for the Oceans is the first in the world denim collection made from recycled ocean plastic. The project is run by the Dutch brand G-Star RAW; garments are co-designed by Pharrell Williams and manufactured in partnership with Bionic Yarn and Parley for the Oceans.
G-Star RAW is a Dutch men's and women's fashion label, founded in 1989 in Amsterdam and focused mainly on Denim. During the years, the company developed many denim 'firsts' - 'luxury denim for the streets', wearable and wanted raw, untreated denim, architectural and 3-D denim constructions, special washes and treatments, highlighting the best qualities of denim.
Studio JUX is an Amsterdam-based brand offering sustainable eco fashion for both men and women. Its style can be defined as 'Dutch design - minimalistic and comfortable with a little twist'. 'Jux' is a German word for 'Fun' and according to Studio JUX, fashion should be fun 'not just for the consumer and the designer, but also for the tailors'.
'A traditional English tea time served in the orient. Two worlds at odds, but yet so similar. A mixture of English and Chinese pottery combined in print. Familiar looking western shapes enhanced with an eastern touch. Oriental fabrics with an English twist and vice versa resulting in this harmonic clash: 'Hai Ti'.
Avelon's latest collection is full of rich fabrics, inspired by the wandering nomads. It offers A-line silhouettes, sheer tops, chic ethnic cardigans, graphic printed skirt, leather pieces in burgundy, slouchy knitted dresses, baroque skirts, oversized blankets.
'Avelon likes to be subtle, but we are strong when we need to be. You will see Avelon when high fashion meets reality, when effortless meets directional. You will find Avelon when sophisticated luxury meets raw edge. Avelon likes to be smart without being boring, to be casual with flair. We do not like to shout, we prefer to whisper. Avelon leads by following itself'.
As we've already noted, sedentary lifestyle is the key risk factor for people's lives and health. That's why a group of active Bulgarians - each of them successful in their field - united themselves to create a proposal for the problem's solution. The system is called Folknetika and it was presented yesterday in Sofia, Bulgaria, during a press conference at the Bulgarian News Agency.
'The beautiful potential of plants and other organisms to form living architecture inspired me to make a collection that is tangled like a maze around the body. Inspiration came from the way plants and their roots grow, and how roots have been used to grow living bridges in the forests of India. This tradition of growing bridges inspired me to re-envision my process of making a garment'.
'In all my work I try to make clear that fashion is an artistic expression, showing and wearing art, and not just a functional and devoid of content or commercial tool. With my work I intend to show that fashion can certainly have an added value to the world, that it can be timeless and that its consumption can be less important then its beginning'.
Edwin Oudshoorn (1980) is a Dutch craftsman and artist, who 'speaks the language of fashion' and 'translates his love for life into multi faceted collections'. The womenswear designer offers romantic pieces in fairy-tale-like silhouettes, sequins, tulle, wool and silk. Edwin's main inspiration is woman's body with its curves and he makes clothes, that emphasize them.
Jan Boelo Drenth (born 1988) is a Dutch fashion designer, creating wearable garments for both men and women. His signature style includes 'making the optimal of the existing techniques', knowing the 'how-made' of garments and mixing 'rock and gothic elements with sexy and original modern elements'.
In 2014 Bas Kosters took a step back and went on a quest to find his own 'self'. 'Who am I, what am I about, and what do I want to do with that?'. The designer visualized and reflected on this search in his new collection. But 'PSOC' is also a reflection on the current state of the fashion world. The fashion scene is changing, just like the consumers' mentality is changing. The research resulted in this statement collection.
Francisco van Benthum is an Amsterdam-based menswear designer from the Netherlands. He was born in 1972 and began his career in the late 1990's. His vision included 'exploring and stretching the boundaries of traditional men's fashion and playing with its codes and restrictions'.
For those who want to study fashion design in Europe we created a list of 30 of the best schools in Europe, where you can receive quality Fashion design education (ordered alphabetically by the name of the countries).
This year's Summer edition of Modefabriek was held on 13 & 14 July at the Amsterdam RAI.
Modefabriek is an innovative business-to-business trade show for labels in the middle and high segment of the fashion market, which value the uniqueness, quality and continuity with an individual vision of fashion.