Turn On The Lights

As a color without hue, white is achromatic. Reflecting all the colors of the visible light spectrum to the eyes, an all-white interior or all-white look can make quite an impression. Show Me More…

The Expo

Throughout the first year of intensemble, our vision and aesthetic has been continuously developing as we slowly worked towards concrete goals and most importantly; having a lot of fun while doing this together! Coming full circle with the artistic and creative direction we have been pursuing, the cherry on top of our 1 year blogging anniversary would definitely have to be our very own exhibition at VondelCS.

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Wildfire

The raw attitude of black leather has an undying appeal, capturing a rather rough and strong character while also the epitome of luxury and refinement. Feeling disinclined to wear a suit or fancy dress to a glamorous event? Show Me More…

Red Heat

It’s not just the right amount of conviction that can make a deliberate style clash work, it’s the carefully selected components that somehow alternatively share a corroborating element as well as simply having fun and experimenting with fashion. Show Me More…

Kelly Sue “REBEL”
AW17 – MBFWA

In 2014, designer Kelly Sue was the winner of “fashion on wheels”, a fashion design competition meant to raise awareness for the fact that there is limited choice in comfortable and fashionable clothing for wheelchair users. This triumph inspired Kelly Sue to create her own label “SUE” for which she would continue to design seated fashion, emphasizing and contributing to diversity. After showcasing her first collection at MBFWA 2016, Sue is back with a fresh new collection consisting of very wearable and fashionable looks for wheelchair users. Show Me More…

Anbasja Blanken “ALA BLANKA”
AW17 – MBFWA

Anbasja Blanken launched her collection of feminine and refined trousers named “ALA BLANKA” last year at MBFWA, and her tropical green décor paved the way for her elegant wide legged palazzo’s and frilly short tops, leaving us hungry for much more! For her second collection, the stage at the start of the catwalk has been transformed into what seems like a stark white construction of mezzanines and stairways. One after another, the models descend from these stairs with the soft layers and embellishments such as feathers softly flowing around them. Show Me More…

Tess van Zalinge “De Porceleyne Fles”
AW17 – MBFWA

Last year Tess van Zalinge’s collection was presented to a small audience in het Transformatorhuis, surprising us with her very innovative designs that cleverly fused underwear with outerwear, outlining the short catwalk with suspended neon light tubes. This year her show welcomes us to the spacious Gashouder, and upon entering we see straight away that she has definitely utilized the space she’s been given. Show Me More…

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…