Beggin For Thread

Prominent in many alternative subcultures and clothing styles, studs and spikes have been bringing a rebellious edge to fashion as far back as the Middle Age. All though, have gone through quite the transformation since the Samurai, Celts and Romans attached them to their armors. Used to make a bold statement by punks in the 70’s and metal heads in the 80’s, the leather clad studs and spikes look has lost some of its edge since the new millennium. Show Me More…

Propagation

In contrast to classical architecture, modern design can feel cold sometimes. However, it can definitely feel way more playful and experimental. The concrete cylinder shapes and swerving pavements create a dynamic environment, spirited with the white spots on the ground mirroring the circular shapes in a very tongue-in-cheek way. Show Me More…

Monde Futuriste

Nothing beats breathing-in the cool spring air while walking around the spacious urban areas of Ijburg, close to Amsterdam city. As they say; April showers bring May flowers, so with how unpredictable the weather can be now we carry our coats with us while admiring the minimalistic buildings, modern structures and floating homes of this artificial island’s residential zones. Show Me More…

l’Anamour

Spring always casts such a polished glow over the streets of Paris, especially the ones lined with signature Haussmanian buildings made from pale limestone. Strolling around our neighborhood Le Marais, walking on thin air has gotten us as far as the sloping streets around Montmartre in no time at all. Show Me More…

Cold War

Once morning has broken on the first day of spring, the sparse sun rays make us feel quite eager to abandon our jackets. However, sweater weather will not perish just yet and the concrete paved streets still harbor a cold war of generously blowing winds. Utility wear is all the rave now Show Me More…

Fleur Blanche

The undeniable charm and beauty of Paris can be soaked up endlessly in one of the oldest and most famous areas; the first arrondissement. Situated on the right bank of the Seine river, most of the neighborhood is taken up by the Louvre Museum and the Tuileries Gardens. Show Me More…

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…