Wildfire

The raw attitude of black leather has an undying appeal, capturing a rather rough and strong character while also the epitome of luxury and refinement. Feeling disinclined to wear a suit or fancy dress to a glamorous event? Show Me More…

Red Heat

It’s not just the right amount of conviction that can make a deliberate style clash work, it’s the carefully selected components that somehow alternatively share a corroborating element as well as simply having fun and experimenting with fashion. 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…

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…

Bar Botanique

Affectionately dubbed ‘the living room of East-Amsterdam’ by the locals, Bar ‘De Ponteneur’ left the neighborhood with quite a void after 25 years of being in business and whatever establishment would re-open the location had very big shoes to fill. After months of construction, ‘Bar Botanique’ opened its doors last summer to re-welcome a familiar crowd, as well as attracting a new audience with a fresh new concept. Much to the delight of the neighborhood residents, the archetypal characteristics such as the multi-level dining areas and big window shutters which open to the big terrace have remained. New owner Willem has done a great job revamping the place, without losing the authentic spirit that people always loved. Show Me More…