Fashion Week July 2014 …just a few days left and we’ll be enjoying great street style, fashion shows, Dutch cellebs and meet lots of creative people in the fashion business. Last year the July edition of Fashion Week was a succes in my opinion; great vibes, excellent shows (on schedule), nice street style and an overall good organised event. Of course the weather is a very important factor, because last edition in January it rained a lot which kinda kills the whole glamour..
…..July editions are therefore perfect! Perfect temperature and beautiful sunsets. It already starts outside of the main entrance where perfectly styled fashionista’s and chic gentlemen show the latest designs and trends.
Esther Louise Dorhout Mees is the Dutch fashion designer founder of the label Dorhout Mees. Her F/W 2014-15 womenswear collection “Passage” is inspired by organic yet contrasting forms. Dorhout Mees’ strong and unmistakable signature is in her use of unique prints and silks, new techniques of knitting and unconventional materials.
Ilja Visser is a Dutch womenswear fashion designer who studied Fashion Design at the ArtEZ Institute of Arts in Arnhem. She acquired the fine skills of tailoring during her apprenticeships with Donna Karan in New York and Maria Cornejo.
In 2005, Ilja founded her own couture label “ILJA” and by 2006 the ready-to-wear line “Ready to fish by ILJA”: a total concept of fashion, furniture, scents and music. For “Terrace”, her A/W 2014-15 collection, Ilja took inspiration from architerture, domestic environment and nature. She enjoys mixing fabrics and textures to create outerwear garments with an indoor softness.
The winner of the Henri Winkelman award for creative entrepreneurship in 2013, Jonathan Christopher is a menswear designer who experiments with the juxtaposition of masculine and feminine, light and dark, soft and harsh.
Bringing together art, architecture, fashion and sculpture, the Amsterdam based fashion duo MaryMe-JimmyPaul offers a unique perspective to the world. Their work has been published in Vogue and exhibited alongside Prada and Maison Martin Margiela and never fails to surprise.
As you may have seen I visited Amsterdam Fashion Week together with Fabuliciousgirl and my friend Laura, who’s a fashion journalist/ blogger. So I thought it would be nice if Laura write some guest-blogs for THE VIEWFINDER and of course she loved to. So here is her first, small, guest appearance!
This fashion show really was a feminine one: bright colors, nice waistlines and pattern printed top, coats and pants. Overall it was a nice show, but in my opinion not really one that stood out on this event. It may appeal to a lot of women because the collection is very wearable and more casual chic.