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Amsterdam Fashion Week so far: Ilja Visser and Boutyq


Ilja Visser SS 2011

We are soooo sorry! We had to do some ‘work in progress’- things on the backside of our blog (still working of the look of the site!) and it took much longer than expected, so we couldn’t post anything the last couple of days. Call it faith, but it happened just when the Amsterdam International Fashion Week started.  So now we feel  al little bit like we have to sell you guys old news….

Day 1: What did you miss? Well, on Monday evening, Dutch Designer Ilja Visser  (label Ready to Fish) showed us  a very simplistic and chic ready to wear collection ‘Opposites attract’. Think contrasting elements. For example the showlocation; a beautiful, old industrial building on the Brouwersgracht in Amsterdam. The green light that shined trough the windows looked so clean on the clothes!

The collection had a lot of Ilja signature trousers; low crutch pants with the perfect cut and made of shiny, delicate fabrics.  Power dressing, but soft at the same time. Thanks to the all the earthy colors such as coral, sand and off-white. We also fell in love with all the mini-shorts, combined with feather light silk blouses.

Day 2: We saw how easy Peaches Geldof makes money. At least, we think that she got a pocket full of money for her presence at Boutyq, a fashion/beauty platform sponsored by Wella and Mynth Events.  She was stuttering for well, let’s say 45 seconds, about the collection of London-based designer Adam Entwisle and then took place on a front row seat just in front of us. Adam Entwistle’s show was full of spacewomen wearing tight catsuits, sexy pencil skirts, pointy shoulders and high ponytails. He experimented with different fabrics and shapes, like for example some beautiful black draped dresses. Black was the key color, mixed with some hot red en bold blue.

Of course, there was also some Dutch glory on the catwalk. His name? Francisco van Benthum. The talented menswear designer showed us 2 new clothing lines called  ‘FVB’ en ‘Van Benthum’. Good and sophisticated suits for the modern men who dare to wear something else than a classic suit. We spotted a lot of pastels and soft colors, double breasted jackets and wide pleated pants. Classic, yes, but with some unexpected details and risky silhouettes.

Peached Geldof was hosting the show of Adam Entwisle
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