TRINHBECX “40°”
AW17 – MBFWA

This brilliant duo have only graduated from ArtEZ 2 years ago, however they have already suprised us with some very vibrant and playful collections together. Tung Trinh and Tim Becx already enjoyed working together during their academic years, so their professional collaboration as participating design team during the Global Denim Awards in October 2015 was only a natural progression, evolving into the creation and development of their label TRINHBECX. Combining their individual ideas, the duo share the same passion for experimental design, pushing the artistic boundaries and redefining traditional womens- and menswear using pure materials such as denim and leather. Show Me More…

Liselore Frowijn “#TheNewCluster”
AW17 – MBFWA

Missing the previous two occasions that Liselore Frowijn presented her collections at Amsterdam Fashion Week, we were more than delighted to receive tickets to her latest catwalk show during which she would show her pre-fall 2017 #TheNewCluster-collection. Liselore is reknowned for her use of vibrant colors and ethnic prints, as well as creating an integrated theatrical décor for all of her catwalk shows. South-African band Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness provided the reverberating beats that opened the show, while the illuminated stark white runway now appeared to be adorned by colorful obstructions in abstract shapes. 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…

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.

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Anbasja Blanken “ALA BLANKA” SS17 – MBFWA

We were completely stoked when we were invited to the catwalk show of Anbasja Blanken’s newest ready-to-wear collection at Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam, this time presenting a collection of women’s trousers under the name “ALA BLANKA”. Laying eyes upon the pictures from Anbasja Blanken’s first catwalk show at Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam in January 2016, her fondness of trousers and the exceptional skill and vision with which she creates them is indubitable.

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Zyanya Keizer “Chiral” SS17 – MBFWA

Zyanya Keizers’ work is a true mixture of art and fashion, which is substantiated as each of her collections is an expression of fantasy and ethereal beauty. Zyanya is renowned for her advocacy of a timeless aesthetic and in her work a strong appreciation for nostalgia, as well as a surreal vision of the future is clearly visible.

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Monique Collignon “The Conscious Collection” SS17 – MBFWA

Singer Maika opened the show for Monique Collingon this time, her strong vocals and poppy sound provided the perfect up-beat and uplifting ambiance for the presentation of the SS17 collection named “The Conscious Collection”. A sustainable ready-to-wear collection, which just like the previous two collections is made almost entirely (up to 70%) from Waste2Wear materials. These materials have been produced using a special recycling process which has been developed over eight years, using plastic bottles to create fabrics that closely mimic silk and crêpe. A really fun detail is that the label in each item of clothing will tell you exactly how many plastic bottles were used to create it. Even the other fabrics such as lace and details such as buttons and zippers have been produced following eco-friendly methods. As a designer, Monique Collingon takes responsibility by using modern technologies that support sustainability.

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