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MBFWA creative director Iris Ruisch looks back on a beautiful week with a selection of her favorite looks

A stunning mix of new and established talent

Though she already knew what was hitting the runway, creative director Iris Ruisch was still surprised and delighted by what the Dutch fashion establishment brought to the 25th edition of Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam. She made a selection of her favorite looks. 

Marlou Breuls, people's choice winner. Iris Ruisch: "1.	V&R meets '90s Oscar Suleyman… I love that style. The concept is brilliant and it portrays the societal reality really well. This photo is the key look of the collection and clearly exemplifies the concept." © Team Peter Stigter
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Marlou Breuls, people's choice winner. Iris Ruisch: "1. V&R meets '90s Oscar Suleyman… I love that style. The concept is brilliant and it portrays the societal reality really well. This photo is the key look of the collection and clearly exemplifies the concept." © Team Peter Stigter
Tess van Zalinge. Iris Ruisch: "This dress really highlights Tess' unique, now-recognisable style. Tess is one of the most promising designers out there right now, her unique selling point is in her sense of Dutch sensuality. She knows how to do it like no one else can." © Team Peter Stigter
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Tess van Zalinge. Iris Ruisch: "This dress really highlights Tess' unique, now-recognisable style. Tess is one of the most promising designers out there right now, her unique selling point is in her sense of Dutch sensuality. She knows how to do it like no one else can." © Team Peter Stigter
Trinhbecx. Iris Ruisch: "The debut collection of these two Arnhem designers was playful, but above all very timely. The bubble-gum pink, the coated trench coat was a standout piece! The pink patent layered over denim gave the jacket a very high-end look, like you'd stepped into the late-'60s world of Courrèges. The comically oversized '60s elements, reinterpreted for 2016, make this collection amazingly current. I'm already curious to see their second collection." © Team Peter Stigter
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Trinhbecx. Iris Ruisch: "The debut collection of these two Arnhem designers was playful, but above all very timely. The bubble-gum pink, the coated trench coat was a standout piece! The pink patent layered over denim gave the jacket a very high-end look, like you'd stepped into the late-'60s world of Courrèges. The comically oversized '60s elements, reinterpreted for 2016, make this collection amazingly current. I'm already curious to see their second collection." © Team Peter Stigter
4. Liselore Frowijn. Iris Ruisch: "What more could possibly be said about one of the highlights of the last edition? The collaboration between Liselore and Royal FloraHolland was so unbelievably unique and really strengthened Liselore's already impossibly strong, Vlisco-print-inspired collection. This jacket is my absolute favourite! The Vlisco print is completely embroidered – it really elevates it to a true couture piece. Genuinely stunning." © Team Peter Stigter
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4. Liselore Frowijn. Iris Ruisch: "What more could possibly be said about one of the highlights of the last edition? The collaboration between Liselore and Royal FloraHolland was so unbelievably unique and really strengthened Liselore's already impossibly strong, Vlisco-print-inspired collection. This jacket is my absolute favourite! The Vlisco print is completely embroidered – it really elevates it to a true couture piece. Genuinely stunning." © Team Peter Stigter
Merel van Glabbeek. Iris Ruisch: "What a strong debut collection from Merel, the AMFI-alumna! It was like I was looking at Ann Demeulemeester's first collection… it's crazy! All the looks are gorgeous. This silver-white beaded dress and hand-embroidered mask was one of the most sensational ones, but the black embroidered top was amazing, as well." © Team Peter Stigter
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Merel van Glabbeek. Iris Ruisch: "What a strong debut collection from Merel, the AMFI-alumna! It was like I was looking at Ann Demeulemeester's first collection… it's crazy! All the looks are gorgeous. This silver-white beaded dress and hand-embroidered mask was one of the most sensational ones, but the black embroidered top was amazing, as well." © Team Peter Stigter
Zyanya Keizer. Iris Ruisch: "Zyanya's craftsmanship is genuinely unique, and it delivers truly timeless couture. Time after time, Zyanya keeps surprising us with her endless flow of creativity. This look is one of the key looks from a gorgeous, epic collection. It's as though you’ve been transported to the ocean floor and found it lying among the coral." © Team Peter Stigter
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Zyanya Keizer. Iris Ruisch: "Zyanya's craftsmanship is genuinely unique, and it delivers truly timeless couture. Time after time, Zyanya keeps surprising us with her endless flow of creativity. This look is one of the key looks from a gorgeous, epic collection. It's as though you’ve been transported to the ocean floor and found it lying among the coral." © Team Peter Stigter
Tony Cohen. Iris Ruisch: "Tony Cohen's consistent signature is a balance between business and design. I'm really happy he's made this collection a bit more compact than in previous years. In my opinion, it's his strongest collection yet. I think the look in this photo is the most beautiful. The Japanese 'samurai' feel really speaks to me personally." © Team Peter Stigter
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Tony Cohen. Iris Ruisch: "Tony Cohen's consistent signature is a balance between business and design. I'm really happy he's made this collection a bit more compact than in previous years. In my opinion, it's his strongest collection yet. I think the look in this photo is the most beautiful. The Japanese 'samurai' feel really speaks to me personally." © Team Peter Stigter
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