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…

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…