People who live in Amsterdam have the habit of thinking ‘everything happens in Amsterdam’. Well folks, last weekend proved me wrong. Stijl Maastricht invited The Digitalistas to visit their fashion show and to experience a true Burgundian night in the beautiful city Maastricht. Without a doubt, this event was happening!
With its two boutiques in the heart of Maastricht and online store, Stijl Maastricht has made its mark in the Dutch fashion scene. With brands like Modström, by Malene Birger and Sessùn, this cool no-nonsense store is all about minimalistic chic and sells mostly Scandinavian brands. Last year they celebrated their fifth anniversary with a big fashion show, which was a huge success, so they decided to host yet another great fashion party.
Owners Chantal and Twan invited us to visit their boutique, event and beautiful city. It didn’t take us long to see why they invited us to Maastricht. What a great city! Unfortunately we had quite a busy schedule, so there was no time to really explore the city, but thankfully the schedule was all about cool places and Maastricht’s hotspots. We stayed in the cosy design hotel Townhouse. The hotel has a cool Berlin-meets-NYC vibe and is located just a few minutes walking from the city centre. We experienced the best fish and wine at restaurant “O” – strongly recommended if you’re a big fan of fish.
But of course, we were there not just for food and wine; the evening was about Stijl’s spectacular fashion show. The fashion show was divided in six themes, each referring to a fairytale of Hans Christian Andersen. I especially loved the first part about The Little Match Girl, with lots of dark colours, layers and mostly fashion by Minimum. But also the trending ‘Selfie’, ‘Cara Delevingne’ and ‘Barbie’ passed by in the Princess and the Pea theme. The Fall/Winter 14-15 collection was presented and could be purchased right after the fashion show. You can imagine, shop-crazy women everywhere, after a show like that.
Stijl Maastricht definitely proved that Maastricht is not inferior to Amsterdam in terms of fashion. I truly had a great time, loved the whole experience (a big shout-out to Chantal and Twan) and fell in love with Maastricht. Another visit is definitely high up on my calendar for next year, which, of course, includes a visit to Stijl Maastricht.
Thankfully we have their online shop, so for my Scandinavian fashion cravings, I don’t need to take a 2,5 hours drive. It’s just one click away.
Text: Sacha de Vries