Bar Botanique

Affectionately dubbed ‘the living room of East-Amsterdam’ by the locals, Bar ‘De Ponteneur’ left the neighborhood with quite a void after 25 years of being in business and whatever establishment would re-open the location had very big shoes to fill. After months of construction, ‘Bar Botanique’ opened its doors last summer to re-welcome a familiar crowd, as well as attracting a new audience with a fresh new concept. Much to the delight of the neighborhood residents, the archetypal characteristics such as the multi-level dining areas and big window shutters which open to the big terrace have remained. New owner Willem has done a great job revamping the place, without losing the authentic spirit that people always loved. Show Me More…

Said Mahrouf “Lines and Panels”
AW17 – MBFWA

Starting a fashion label under his own name, Said Mahrouf has previously shown his collections at Festimode-Casablanca Fashion Week in 2007, Paris Fashion Week in 2009 and at four different editions of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam, making his minimalistic and super elegant designs world renowned. Waiting in the Gashouder for him to kick off the evening program with his brand new collection titled ‘Lines and Panels’, the atmosphere seemed to be filled with reverberating anticipation, excited to see how Said Mahrouf has put a spin on his strong design aesthetic this time.
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Saskia ter Welle “Come Fly With Me”
AW17 – MBFWA

To kick off Amsterdam Fashion Week, our very first show would be Saskia ter Welle, a new name added to the 2017 program through MBFWA’s Fashion LAB initiative.

Not knowing much more about Saskia ter Welle than the fact that she chose to re-focus on her ambitions after devoting years to the care of her family and that her handmade embroideries would be prevalent in her collection Show Me More…

À tout à l’heure

With the silver frost adorning the groves, we seek refuge from the cold to enjoy lunch within the warm ambiance of a cozy tavern. Wrapped in layers of rich fibers, a key success factor in attaining ultimate winter wardrobe goals is to invest in timeless items of high quality. Show Me More…

Cafe De Flore

With the awareness of the psychological effect of interior design on our subconscious and the definitive influence colors have on our mood and emotions, it is absolutely inarguable that nature is one of the greatest sources of inspiration for fashion and interior design. The taste of a good cup of coffee excels finding oneself within these horticultural surroundings with rich, intense colors splashed on the walls. We present you with our fashion forward take on smart casual style, fit for any occasion that falls somewhere between formal and informal by modernizing classic silhouettes and timeless elegance. With blends of indigo, royal blue and azure, blue is the protagonist of this color story featuring a plaid printed suit for him, flanked by a sleeveless faux fur coat with matching blouse and beige chino pants for her.

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The Leaf Jimbaran

Tucked away a little further up into the hills of Jimbaran, almost bordering on the Uluwatu area, this gem of a private luxury resort reveals itself to be a peaceful and secluded hideout. Show Me More…

Concrete Waves

During those first two weeks of fall, the sun sends down its last faint beams to linger around the deciduous city trees and the temperature is still befitting to those who brave the light autumn breeze by layering lightweight materials. Cayenne, copper, burgundy and mahogany are all ingredients to these city- chic casual ensembles, all whirled through an autumn rainbow of saturated earth colors. Inhaling that soft loamy air rendered damp on the concrete streets, this effortless everyday style is perfect for a walk down town featuring a light knit cardigan nonchalantly layered over a singlet for him, flanked by a classic pallazzo pant and long-sleeved crop top for her. Before winter comes, enjoy the moderate weather and beautiful scenery with trees skirted by golden rust pools of foliage. It’s only a matter of weeks before the cold will pose the challenge to compromise the balance between style and practicality. Unless you are planning a sweet escape to a tropical destination!

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Cornelius “Love In A Time Of Neon”

Making our way through the biting cold, we arrive to a warm welcome at X bank Amsterdam, to celebrate the opening of the first ever art exhibition by artist Cornelius. After making an impressive career in fashion for himself, Amsterdam based Cornelius has now brought forth this exhibition titled ‘LOVE IN A TIME OF NEON’, consisting of a collection of 10 neon artworks. Show Me More…