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Finishing AFW with a bang
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Posted by lifestylehunters | Inspiration | January 30, 2012

Finishing AFW with a bang

It’s a wrap. Amsterdam Fashion Week January 2012. A bit tired but with a feeling of satisfaction the Hunters are looking back at the last 5 days filled with fashion, runways, outfits, designers, pr agencies, parties and goodiebags. The Hunters tried to attend as many shows as possible, you might  wrote the reviews about those shows already on Lifestylehunters. There is only one show missing, the last show. Fashion Week 2012 started spectacular with the show of Bas Kosters but it ended even more spectacular. Designers Dennis Diem and Said Mahrouf presented during the LM Flower Fashion Show their collections. The show started with the show of Said. Said studied fashion design at the Rietveld Academy and Pratt institute in NYC, where he showed his work in the New Museum of Contemporary Art and the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum. In Holland he became known with the collection inspired by the Avalanche rose. The collection he showed yesterday was also inspired by roses and orchids. The setting of the show was dominated by flowers and the collection which consisted of short dresses and long gowns were inspired by the beauty of a flower. The dresses were made of rich and silky fabrics, in beautiful soft colors like off white and pastel shades. The color of the make-up and the hair were like the collection inspired by flowers. The hair of the models were styled in the shape of a wreath.The atmosphere was tender, sweet and friendly. All women must have felt very feminine while watching the show, wearing a design from Said Mahrouf would give a woman the feeling of being a princess. After Said it was up to Dennis Diem to show his collection. The Hunters were really excited about this collection and were really looking forward to his show, because we love his designs. Hunter Linda was wearing a design of dennis last night, and she felt like a princess. Dennis approached fashion as a craft, handicraft by ancient traditions are characteristic for the design of Dennis. This can be recognized by the corsets in his collections. The corsets and the incredibly high heels ensure the ultimate femininity and the change of the charisma of a woman. Dennis was inspired for the collection which he showed last night by the film ‘The Asphalt Jungle’ (1950) with Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn was wearing  slim waist, broad shoulders designs, tube skirts and corsets in white and black materials. Next to graphic lines, the collection consists of colors and associations from the jungle. Like the color fuchsia, toucan beaks, feathers and reptilian scales which were reflected in the corsets, jackets, dresses, heels and clutches. Dennis did not disappointed us. We were impressed about the use of the materials, the translation of the story in the collection, the sky-high heels and boots, the way his designs which are high fashion can be translated in wearable designs and the smile he gave to Linda when he passed by on the runway an saw his dress. Dennis our compliments, you ended AFW with the last and maybe even the best show.

Photographed by Team Peter Stigter

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