N. on the Hunt: From Beerfest to Fashion Week
My week started with going to the concert of Alain Clark in Paradiso together with my mum. It wasn’t anything as we expected, but we did had a fun night together.
After a busy day at the office, on Tuesday evening I had my flight to Germany for business meetings at Drykorn. I started to get in the German mood by a big glass of beer on the airport. Later my flight was very empty, which gave me 45 minutes to snooze before I was picked up by the Drykorn bus.
During the Drykorn trip i was staying in Wurzburg. Wurzburg is known as a wine district and they have some delicous fruit juices as well.
Not to get any confusion, we worked very hard during the days. However in the evening it was also time to have some fun. It’s good for the team building ;-). We went to a Beerfest, a typical German way of entertaining. Lots of horrible German music, huge beers and not to mention the dresscode: Lederhosn (for men) und Dirndl (for ladies).
After all the hard work, and partying I had one hour for some relaxation before my flight went back to Amsterdam. For me the ultimate way to relax is going to a sauna. Especially when you have such a nice view.
On Saturday for me the Amsterdam Fashion Week started. Hunter Linda already attended most of the shows the previous days, however because of my trip to Germany I wasn’t able. Saturday morning started with the opening of Azzuro FOUR at P.C. Hooftstraat 127. Azzuro FOUR is an all men’s fashion store. On the lower level the fashion is more urban (Adidas), mid level fashion and gadgets (Marni, Missoni) and upper level high fashion and tailoring (Jil Sander, Alexander McQueen). Fun fact: They also sell Zarb Champagne.
Next stop was Westergasfabriek for Amsterdam Fashion Week. Shows I attended were Winde Rienstra, Marije de Haan, Sjaak Hullekes and Gestuz. Winde Rienstra showed a mixture of futuristic and romantic. Pastel colours, knitwear, sequins, for the romantic part and wood and pieces of Lego for the futuristic part. Marije de Haan showed Pyjama fashion with a sailor twist. After these shows I had a small coffee and cake break with my friend, before I attended Sjaak Hullekes and Gestuz.
Sunday wasn’t a lazy day at all. Besides all the backstage work for our website we had many shows to visit. We even had to miss one because we needed to have some dinner. First shows were from Allan Vos and Nata Ryzh. Allan Vos showed an extravagant men’s collection with ‘summer fur’s’, sequent sport shorts, tight sport trousers and my favorite piece was the leather blazer. Nata Ryzh was very feminine, minimalistic with lots of colorblocking in pastel colours. Third show was Tony Cohen. A very wearable and colourful collection. Favorites at Tony’s show were for me the neon dresses. Check our Facebook page to see which dresses I’m talking about.
Burger break at Toko MC.
Last shows we attended were Elise Kim and Edwin Oudshoorn. Again two opposites. Elise Kim was very modern and minimalistic with a 20’s twist. Lot’s of seethrough and feathers were shown in her collection. Edwin Oudshoorn showed a couture collection which seemed to be inspired by the circus. Heavy fabrics like velvet, colourful check motifs and full length dramatic dresses. A spectacular end of the Amsterdam Fashion Week.
For us Fashion Week ended in a snackbar were we catched up with Yvan (aka Facehunter). After party ‘Hunter style’.