Let’s get it started. Amsterdam Fashion Week
It’s a wrap, Amsterdam Fashion week officially started. I was a bit stressed out last night, because I didn’t know what to wear. I normally decide what to wear after consultation with Hunter Niels. Because of he Hunter match. But he’s in Germany right now and will be back in Amsterdam on Saturday. Without the help of my guideline I succeeded to wear something nice for the opening night. More about this outfit will follow. I was wearing black with a touch of pink, to give you a glimpse. But enough about me, let’s get back to the shows. I can’t compare Amsterdam fashion week with the International fashion weeks, but I always enjoy these days.
The first show attended was Claes Iversen. I was looking forward to this show, I like his style and designs. The show started subdued, minimal shapes with clean lines in sober shades and turned out to designs made from different materials, applications like flowers and sequins and lots of colour. The 60’s inspired flair pants and floral motifs melted together with modern influences like broad shoulders and sportswear. Feminine, high fashion but wearable. Claes didn’t disappoint me.
After Claes it was Marga Weimans turn to impress the audience. Impressive is the right word to describe the show. It was the first time Marga showed her collection during Amsterdam Fashion week. Marga is known by participating in various exhibitions and presentations in Paris. Cities and architecture are a source of inspiration for her collections. These influences are reflected in material, colour and shape of the designs.
The models dressed in architectural dresses entered the runway in steel constructions. A different way of showing fashion. I really liked the interactivity during the show. The emergence of the models in the constructions and not to mention the last model which was wearing ‘a mobile phone dress’. A dress consisting of 300 mobile phones. The mobile network activated the dress and changed color when dialed by the audience. Which created a surprising ending. I enjoyed the show and had a lovely evening.
Photographed by Team Peter Stigter