Charcoal Baby

There is something about dystopian urban landscapes, which can make one feel quite uncomfortable yet so inspired and galvanized at the same time. The early spring sun rays make the industrial shipyard of the NDSM neighborhood in North Amsterdam look a lot more welcoming, all though quite deceiving due to the cold wind blowing through the air. Show Me More…

Jenneskens
FW19 – AFW Studio

We have fond memories of the first runway show we attended by young designer Kimberly Jenneskens almost a year ago, and we were excited to see a fresh batch of youthful and daring designs. What stood out last time, is that she certainly knows how to add a little glam to streetwear. Show Me More…

Hul le Kes
FW19 – AFW Studio

Granted; we do miss the open and scurry atmosphere of the Westergasfabriek for as long as it was home to Amsterdam Fashion Week. The Compagnie Theatre as the central hub for this edition takes some getting used to. The venue is a lot smaller compared to the spacious Gashouder, which initially feels like the event has been downsized. Yet, the coziness and nice way all the branded stands are set up do create a bustling energy which seems like a befitting commencement from which future editions can grow. Our second show for the day will be our introduction to ‘Hul le kes’, a new label conceived by designer Sjaak Hullekes, bringing forth contemporary menswear designs, as well as some additional looks for women. Show Me More…

Marlou Breuls x SpongeBob
“The Icon Collection” FW19 – AFW Studio

Making our way through the narrow streets of the old city center of Amsterdam, time is cutting close to the 13.00 start of designer Marlou Breuls’ catwalk show, in collaboration with Nickelodeon character SpongeBob Squarepants. Named “The Icon Collection”, this unusual pairing has us wondering what an earth we can expect. We remember how indifferent we felt a few years back, towards the AFW couture show featuring the works of various designers in collaboration with Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Admittedly, we have since developed a feeble ambivalence toward such creative alliances. Navigating through Breuls’ online body of work however, her creations strike us as sultry avant-garde pieces which are refreshingly agile, yet clean and straightforward. Show Me More…

Insert Runaway

Tossing away any preconceptions you have about fashion, art and the space around you can’t be very challenging when you immerse yourself in a three-dimensional world of geometric shapes. This is exactly what the Argentinian Eva Castro and the German Holger Kehne aimed for when they founded their architectural design company named Plasma Studio. Show Me More…

Square People

Easing into the last winter month like an ever-thirsty pansy yearning for spring, it’s almost making February feel like the longest month of the year rather than the shortest. The cold shivers might accustom one to stick to heavy knits and muted colors, but now that we are two quarters into the season it’s time to start changing things up. Show Me More…

Stranger / Lover

Admittedly never really looking forward to the cold winters in Amsterdam, one could still never disregard the cozy charm of the streets around the Central Canal district with the early morning mist lingering over the waters. It’s here where the three major canals divide the burrow into nine little picturesque shopping streets known as “De Negen Straatjes”, full of unique boutiques, vintage shops and cute food hotspots. Show Me More…

Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps

The start of the new year prompts many an optimist to eagerly jot down a lengthy list of new year’s resolutions. However good those intentions are, research has shown that already 80% of all these resolutions fall through by February. Will you stick to yours? Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps… Show Me More…

Winter Song

In January, doesn’t the icy cold seem even more brisk once the December holidays are over and the NYE festivities have been left behind? It might all be in our heads, but not necessarily the reason why we gravitate towards dark colors while styling our outfits. The assumption that wearing an all-black outfit should be left to goths exclusively has been debunked long ago, and by 2019 we have even more reasoning in defense of wearing black-on-black-on-black. Show Me More…

Where Do I Begin

With the change of the season comes the first cool winter breeze, blowing through the stark white sky to leave a magical mist on the hill of Chaillot in Paris. It is here on the hill of the former village of Chaillot where the gorgeous Place du Trocadero is built, Show Me More…