The 26th Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam – MBFWA – is just around the corner, and this season promises yet another exciting schedule. Are you still undecided or just not sure which show you should go to? Never fear, because although every brand has its own unique signature and identity, Fashionweek.nl has put together seven style themes that will help you make the right choice.
1. For the love of denim
Are you mad for those famous, sturdy, cotton twill weaves? Then there will be plenty for you to fall in love with at the upcoming MBFWA. ALA BLANKA will put on a joint show with ITV Denim, with whom she also won the 2016 Global Denim Awards, featuring her latest denim collection. Astrid Elisee will make her debut in a show that combines her silken creations with the work of denim master Mick Keus. SUE will show us that there's a pair of jeans for everyone, wheelchair users included. Sophie Hardeman will create a true denim experience at the screening of her collection film, ‘Where the Grass is Greener’ and to top it all off, Spijkers & Spijkers will be showing their very first Spijkers Denim line.
Spijkers and Spijkers shows her very first 'Spijkers denim' line. © Spijkers & Spijkers
Would you rather look at an eclectic print than a monochrome piece? Alexandra Frida has covered her designs with her own Frida print, based on a microscopic impression of moth wings. Her show will include not only fashion, but also eyewear frames that she designed for Eye Wish Opticians. Eclectic prints are a recurring theme in Liselore Frowijn's latest collection. She took inspiration from art, music, people and a variety of different cultures. And Tess van Zalinge has joined forces with ceramic manufacturer Royal Delft to develop a new print especially for her upcoming show, based on the famous Delft blue pattern.
Liselore Frowijn during the 25th edition of MBFWA. © Team Peter Stigter
3. Femininity in all its forms
Feminine silhouettes will take many different forms – and shapes and sizes – at MBFWA. In addition to her ultra-feminine trousers, ALA BLANKA will also be showing pieces for the upper half for the first time. Spijkers & Spijkers' new label, Spijkers Denim, will present a collection of jeans that truly accentuate feminine curves. Astrid Elisee's show will prove that her silken creations are a perfect fit for Mick Keus' cool denim, and Given will show stylish, sophisticated, feminine looks with a fashionable twist.
ALA BLANKA during the 25th edition of MBFWA. © Team Peter Stigter
4. Oh so romantic
Are you looking for ultra feminine designs with just a dash of romance? Then you won't want to miss Dutch-Moroccan designer Said Mahrouf's latest show. Mahrouf is well known for his exciting draping techniques and minimalist, hyper-feminine aesthetic. Edwin Oudshoorn is your one-stop shop for lavish, enchanting couture dresses full of tulle, silk, sequins and embroidery. Alexandra Frida’s collection show is based on the fabulous tales of 1,001 Nights and Tess van Zalinge will give us her vision of how sensual lingerie and fashion fit together.
Edwin Oudshoorn at the 23rd edition of MBFWA. © Team Peter Stigter
If pieces that revolve around 'an experiment', are what make your heart beat faster, then RE by Reconstruct & Sunandra Chandry Koning may be the place for you. The six rebel designers behind Reconstruct use their work to redefine the established fashion system. During MBFWA, they’ll show in tandem with Sunandra Chandry Koning, who's well known for work that centres on research and investigation. The collection film, 'Where the Grass is Greener,' from denim label Hardeman will feature more unorthodox creations that play with proportion and structure.
Re by Reconstruct © Reconstruct
Think that MBFWA is only concerned with women? Think again! There are plenty of shows that revolve around the menswear of the moment. Do you love sleek, clean designs? Then make sure to catch the latest show from design duo Schepers Bosman. In addition to their womenswear line, Given will also show, for the first time, selections from their men's collection, as well. Hardeman's film screening will cover the brand's ideas about unisex clothes and RE by Reconstruct & Sunandra Chandry Koning will share their vision of experimental menswear. To cap it all off, BOUND Amsterdam will be showing their menswear line, produced exclusively in Italy, which the label hopes will fill the market gap in the high-end menswear segment.
BOUND Amsterdam at the 25th edition of MBFWA. © Team Peter Stigter
Curious about what contemporary designers are dreaming up for everyday clothes? For the second time in a row, Given will show a wearable, elegant and classy collection with an inward focus. The designers behind Schepers Bosman will show a wearable, unisex collection inspired by their 2011 ArtEZ graduate shows. Spijkers Denim, the newest member of the Spijkers & Spijkers family of labels, will launch with a collection of jeans that are as chic as they are casual. SUE will come with a collection designed for both the rolling and walking woman. Astrid Elisee will demonstrate that silk can be an everyday fabric, too, and BOUND Amsterdam, the brainchild of Sheila Lopes Alfonso and Maras Rejaän, will present an easily combinable collection inspired by the American 'hood.
Given at the 25th edition of MBFWA. © Team Peter Stigter
Book your tickets
Don't wait too late, because availability is limited! Book your tickets now for the 26th edition of Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam.