Wearing Out My Shoes

Towering cliffs, indigo waters and picturesque white villages are the staples that hold the unsurpassed magic of Santorini together tightly. Falling in love with this Greek island comes so effortlessly while making your way up and down the winding narrow steps on the hills, catching the view of the sun setting above the volcano, while it slides into the glistening Aegean sea. Putting countless treads behind our heels, even brand new shoes will be worn out before we ever reach the end of the tiered white mountain hubs. For the traveler is impelled by curiosity. Show Me More…

Natural Complexion

Just a perfect day spent in the magical small Balinese village named Ubud? Imagine a quiet and secluded hideout, tucked away between the wavering palms and endowed with an infinity pool which offers enchanting views of the jungle. A little bit of paradise enjoying total relaxation and complete tranquility within the comfort of a luxurious private pool villa at Komaneka at Bisma. Of course we prefer to work on our sunkissed natural complexions in style, sporting swimwear on a par with the jungle forrest vibes. Show Me More…

Help Me Lose My Mind

The purity and transcendence of an all-white interior becomes even more imposing when it is amassed with bold design, and architect Zaha Hadid certainly was ahead of her time when she created her works, well-known for their fluidity and hyper-modern aesthetic. Presenting you with this place of quasi-science fiction with its curved shapes and winding spaces, Zaha Hadid invites you to dream, feel inspired, imagine different worlds and escape the daily grind. Translating these fluid shapes into fashion, the minimalist look experiments with this dynamic. Over-accessorizing or adding too many items or appliques would detract from the style, so keeping it simple is key. Show Me More…

I Don’t Wanna Dance

We all appreciate a little authentic heritage when it comes to brands and fashion styles, music has definitely always been a quintessential factor in defining looks. Modern day punk rock style carries elements from various former subcultures, with the example being original Dr. Martens boots. Show Me More…

Fien Ploeger “Under Construction” SS18 – MBFWA

Sometimes FashionWeek Amsterdam unleashes newcomers on to the scene whose vibe is totally outlandish, in a positive way. Using her debut as the chance to present her first collection of denim pieces in an unconventional way, we are motioned towards the Westerliefde venue to experience a collection by Fien Ploeger within a different setting, which is much more in character with her vision. Show Me More…

Prague FashionWeek presents
Jan Cerny SS18 – MBFWA

For this season, MBFWA has invited Czech designer Jan Cerny to show his collection in Amsterdam, as a part of an exchange program with Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Prague.
Currently a fashion student at Tomáš Bat’a University in Zlín, we were very curious to see what this young designer specialized in menswear would present us with. The models walked fourth, with a vivid green backdrop to contrast the versatile color palette of the collection. Show Me More…

TRINHBECX SS18 – MBFWA

We have been following design duo Tung Trinh and Tim Becx for quite some time now and have been privileged to witness the way their brand TRINHBECX has grown through the two previous shows we attended. This time the duo presented their newest collection in the spacious Gashouder, quite the upgrade after the previous editions in the Transformator and we were so excited to see what they would do with all the extra space. Show Me More…

Tony Cohen SS18 – MBFWA

As the first show to kick off in the Gashouder on Friday evening we know we can expect quality designs from Tony Cohen, quality designs with a very clean aesthetic we should add! We also are familiar with his fondness for black and white, sometimes subtly adding a pop color or two. We were very impressed with his last collection “restrained & release” which showed a simple, minimalistic beauty while layering wide layers over tightly wrapped pieces. As the giant screen behind the catwalk lights up in an alluring green, a scene of swaying shoots of bamboo appears, inviting us to this verdurous summery atmosphere. Show Me More…

M.E.N. SS18 – MBFWA

As we await the start of the show, we are surprised by a group of muscular rugbyplayers who approach the catwalk and proceed to roll out a green grass walking path. We are guessing the collection will be sports inspired? The sports reference, as well as the name of the label suggests it will be a collection of menswear, none the less M.E.N. actually stands for the names of the design team behind the label: Maartje Janse, Elysanne Schuurman and Nikki Duijst. Show Me More…

Dennis Diem “Les Antoinettes” SS18 – MBFWA

Since his SS2017 collection titled “Sweet Rebel”, which was our introduction to the astounding vision and craftsmanship of Dennis Diem, we have been completely enthralled with his aesthetic and tenor. Browsing through his previous full collections and overall body of work is like a parade of ultimate glamour dresses, and one would think he couldn’t possibly create a dress even more spectacular than the last one. It’s safe to say that the level of anticipation for his SS2018 show “Les Antoinettes” was soaring as the gashouder room started to fill up. Show Me More…