Georges Hobeika
FW18/19 – PFW Haute Couture

What could be a more magical location for our first Haute Couture Fashion Week show than the Theatre National de Chaillot in Trocadero, a lovely marble abode with huge windows allowing a view of the fabulous Eiffel Tower. It’s clear that people have seen the preparations around the building, revealing that Lebanese fashion designer Georges Hobeika will show his Fall/Winter couture collection here. As crowds armed with camera’s start to gather around the entrance, the frantic flashes and sound of clicks are heard all over the place every time a fashionably dressed attendee walks up the steps to enter the venue. We must admit, we felt like true celebrities being welcomed in such a manner too! Show Me More…

Antonio Grimaldi “Punk Queens”
FW18/19 – PFW Haute Couture

Once upon a time on a sunny summer day in July, Italian fashion designer Antonio Grimaldi presented his Fall-Winter 2018/2019 couture collection at Paris Fashion Week. Being welcomed at the venue, Les Salons France-Amérique, one would definitely feel like wandering into a fairytale. The gorgeous lounge and hallways with hand-painted art on the walls and ceilings give way to the lovely marble stairs with red carpet that we ascend to the grand salon, where we are met with quite the hectic welcoming and seating of guests. After some confusion, we were finally seated in the beautiful gold-trimmed white room. Show Me More…

Sean Suen “Escape Hide Fight”
SS19 – PFW Men’s

Originally a painter and graphic designer, Beijing based fashion designer Sean Suen transitioned into mastering the art of fashion with this collection as solid proof to our eyes. Launching his label in 2012, his SS19 show at Paris Men’s Fashion Week was our first introduction to Sean Suen’s aesthetic: Amusing, Dynamic and Chic. Pleasantly surprised, we arrived at the location of the fashion show to find out it was set in a small park with pebbled paths between willowing trees. Arriving a little bit too fashionably late, it took a while for us to find a seat on one of the benches aligned along the supposed runway path, as some of the ushers were unsure which route the models would be taking. All confusion aside, we were seated after all and something sure can be said for the fact that everybody had a front row seat as there was only one! Who wouldn’t enjoy a day at the park with a live lookbook passing by? Show Me More…

Boris Bidjan Saberi
SS19 – PFW Men’s

As delighted as we were to call Paris our part-time hometown for half a year, the height of delight was to be invited to Paris Fashion Week! Our very first show of Paris Men’s Fashion Week took place in a concrete underground parking space along the Seine River, with the gritty surroundings reflecting the theme of designer Boris Bidjan Saberi’s SS19 collection “Brutalism” perfectly. The Barcelona based designer with German-Persian roots took inspiration from Brutalist architecture, coal miners’ uniform and the visual disorder named “achromatopsia” which causes colorblindness. Show Me More…

marlies|dekkers 25-year Anniversary Show

Time really flies, especially when you’re having fun and living the dream. Yes, Marlies Dekkers has been making women feel confident and sexy since 1993. This was the year she launched her first lingerie line, which was highly anticipated after surprising the world with her art academy graduation piece: the infamous “bare but dress”. Show Me More…

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…