Amsterdam Fashion Week Recap

Recap of Mercedes- Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam. #MBFWA

Posted by StyleBlog’N on Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Finally my post on the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Amsterdam is ready. I have been planning to publish this post for already 10 days, but I was so busy the past two weeks, I had absolutely no chance to access the laptop.
Last week I have started a new job in one of the top fashion warehouses in The Netherlands. It was super exciting for me, but as you can imagine I had a lot to learn within this week in a new place.
Almost at the same time with me starting the job my aunt visited The Netherlands. It was her first time in Holland and ,of course, wanted to visit as much highlights and shops as possible within 10 days.
Plus the past 3 weeks I have been following an online photography course by ShawAcademy, which I successfully completed this week! YAY!
Thus you guys can imagine that the past 10 days were full of fun, but also a bit overwhelming for me, as everything was happening at the same time. Anyway let’s return to the 23d edition of the Amsterdam Fashion Week. If you are following me on social media you have probably seen some sneak picks already. Here comes the full story.

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With fellow blogger Charissa from ladygoldapple.com

This summer the fashion celebrations in Amsterdam started on the 3d of July with an official opening party Fashion is WOW. For the next 10 days the attention of the entire fashionable community in The Netherlands was focused on one of the biggest fashion events in the country.
As usual the Amsterdam Fashion Week edition was comprised of Downtown Events and Catwalks.
To be honest, this time I did not attend any of the Downtown events. Unfortunately, I could not find one that was of my interest. I should admit it was a bit of a disappointment, since I was hoping that the Downtown event ideas in summer would have been much more interesting and creative. In contrary to Downtown “failure”, I enjoyed the Catwalks and loved the open air waiting area, where one could relax with a tasty drink while waiting for the next show to start. It was very beautiful and cosy place, as Dutch like to say “gezellig”.
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This time my  fashion week experience began on Sunday 12 of July with a Political Catwalk.  The project organized by Foundation f6 was aimed to increase the awareness on politics and democracy among young people via bringing together two seemingly apart disciplines fashion and politics. During the catwalk young people mentored by fashion professionals presented their ideas on politics and democracy in the form of  fashion designs for politicians. I personally find the idea behind the Catwalk very interesting and unusual.

“Waste is only waste if you waste it.” 

Environmental issues, particularly the (plastic) waste issue were raised during the Monique Collignon Light Couture (ready-to-wear) show. The collection revolved around the Earth and its  four elements Earth, Water, Fire & Air.  70% of the collection was made from Waste2Wear materials (recycled PET bottles), other fabrics such as silk and lace were also eco-friendly and responsibly produced. Beautiful, feminine and environmental friendly collection by Monique Collignon well hit the stores from mid December 2015.

Last but not least  “The Middle” by Arrey. The collection was an exceptional combination of the original elements of plisse fashion, world class production, the hottest up-and-coming designs, and an exclusive slice of Berlin’s fashion scene.

The last day of the Fashion Week brought us also a nice surprise. World famous Dutch supermodel Doutzen Kroes visited the show of María Clè Leal.

Beautiful #DoutzenKroes at #MBFWA

Posted by StyleBlog’N on Monday, July 13, 2015

That’s it for this time! Don’t forget to share your opinion is a comment bar below! Btw., the next two weeks I will be traveling to south of France for holidays and would do my best keep you updated on my trip! You are very welcome to follow me on social media for more news!
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