Fien Ploeger “Under Construction” SS18 – MBFWA

Sometimes FashionWeek Amsterdam unleashes newcomers on to the scene whose vibe is totally outlandish, in a positive way. Using her debut as the chance to present her first collection of denim pieces in an unconventional way, we are motioned towards the Westerliefde venue to experience a collection by Fien Ploeger within a different setting, which is much more in character with her vision. Show Me More…

Prague FashionWeek presents
Jan Cerny SS18 – MBFWA

For this season, MBFWA has invited Czech designer Jan Cerny to show his collection in Amsterdam, as a part of an exchange program with Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Prague.
Currently a fashion student at Tomáš Bat’a University in Zlín, we were very curious to see what this young designer specialized in menswear would present us with. The models walked fourth, with a vivid green backdrop to contrast the versatile color palette of the collection. Show Me More…

TRINHBECX SS18 – MBFWA

We have been following design duo Tung Trinh and Tim Becx for quite some time now and have been privileged to witness the way their brand TRINHBECX has grown through the two previous shows we attended. This time the duo presented their newest collection in the spacious Gashouder, quite the upgrade after the previous editions in the Transformator and we were so excited to see what they would do with all the extra space. Show Me More…

Tony Cohen SS18 – MBFWA

As the first show to kick off in the Gashouder on Friday evening we know we can expect quality designs from Tony Cohen, quality designs with a very clean aesthetic we should add! We also are familiar with his fondness for black and white, sometimes subtly adding a pop color or two. We were very impressed with his last collection “restrained & release” which showed a simple, minimalistic beauty while layering wide layers over tightly wrapped pieces. As the giant screen behind the catwalk lights up in an alluring green, a scene of swaying shoots of bamboo appears, inviting us to this verdurous summery atmosphere. Show Me More…

M.E.N. SS18 – MBFWA

As we await the start of the show, we are surprised by a group of muscular rugbyplayers who approach the catwalk and proceed to roll out a green grass walking path. We are guessing the collection will be sports inspired? The sports reference, as well as the name of the label suggests it will be a collection of menswear, none the less M.E.N. actually stands for the names of the design team behind the label: Maartje Janse, Elysanne Schuurman and Nikki Duijst. Show Me More…

Stavreva Kreator “BOSSTVRVA Teil ll” SS18 – MBFWA

As many journalists and bloggers know, it can be super exhausting to visit ALL the shows during fashion week and many people ask us why we don’t just make a small selection, attending only the biggest few names as most bloggers do. However, our deep rooted passion for fashion and ardent curiosity for the designers’ vision makes us want to see it all, and upon discovering new talent this often leads to very pleasant surprises. Show Me More…

Ajbilou | Rosdorff
“Overview – previous – NEXT”
SS18 – MBFWA

Unfortunately, being a fashion lover also potentially means you support an industry which is one of the the greatest threats to the environment. It is proven that shopping sprees offer great psychological benefits, supported by studies that confirm our natural yearning to renew and upgrade our possessions. The fast- fashion industry has facilitated this need by developing the cheapest and fastest ways to produce clothing and while consumerism gets the best of us, most are unaware of the effect this has on our environment. Luckily, an increasing amount of designers are addressing this issue and are finding creative ways to make a positive contribution to the fashion industry. Driven by the urge to inspire awareness, young designer duo Yasmina Ajbilou and Lynn-Kate Rosdorff joined forces for their second collection at MBFWA titled: “Overview – previous – NEXT” Show Me More…

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…