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Dennis Diem’s asphalt jungle

Dennis Diem showed his fall 2012 collection at Amsterdam Fashion Week, a collection titled The Asphalt Jungle after the 1950 film starring Marilyn Monroe. Diem has always been interested in film-noir and this turned out to be the inspiration for his latest collection. Fitting with the theme, he used almost only black and white colors in his collection. Dennis Diem is known for handcraft and corsets, so it wasn't that surprising that we also this time saw corsets and silhouettes with small waists and wide shoulders - such as the perfect hourglass measurements from Marilyn Monroe. Read the article to see the full gallery.

Said Mahrouf’s Avalanche

Said Mahrouf is a fashion designer hailing from Morocco. When he was nine years old, he and his family moved to Holland, and it was there that he studied fashion design. The collection he showed at 2012's Amsterdam fashion week was made in his studio in Casablanca. At the final show of the week Mahrouf presented his Haute Couture collection “Avalanche” which was inspired by the Avalanche rose and included a host of beautiful dresses. Read the article to see the full gallery.

Gestuz Autumn (Fall) / Winter 2012

The mission of the Gestuz brand is to offer a rich mix of crafted knitwear, high-quality leather pieces, sexy dresses and cutting edge denim. The designers latest collection was inspired by backstage rock n’ roll life but with a hint of elegance and sweetness. For this collection the two were especially inspired by the rough Danish coast weather and the pure landscapes that Denmark has to offer. Read the article to see the full gallery.

Edwin Oudshoorn: Wie eine Hinde

On Friday, July 9, Edwin Oudshoorn showed his newest collection called Wie eine Hinde. The collection was inspired by a man called Joop Kortkamp. In 1943, when he was 20 years old, his parents turned him over to the Germans because he was a homosexual. He was deported to a workcamp, but escaped through his charm, his flair and his lust for life. He was…

Bas Kosters: anti this, anti that

Bas Kosters is anti. He gives anti-parties, makes anti-fashion and gives anti-fashion shows. Hence the models weren’t tall, size 0, nor walking straight up on the catwalk. Instead the models were long, short, skinny and sizeable. The movement of the models was also more akin to dancing on the catwalk, as opposed to pounding down it. This was an Amsterdam fashion week showing that kicked…

Addy van den Krommenacker: glam warrior

Update: all the pictures from the catwalk showing are now online giving you a HQ look at the complete collection. You’ll find them at the bottom of this post. Known for his glamourous red carpet dresses that are in hot demand from many a Dutch celebrity, designer Addy van den Krommenacker opted to use Amsterdam fashion week‘s catwalk as the tool by which to reveal…

Hunkemoller: lingerie for the glamour girl

Established in 1886 by Wilhelm Hunkemoller, lingerie company Hunkemoller started out making corsets – yet, for fall 2011 there was not a corset to be seen. Showing at Amsterdam fashion week, Hunkemoller’s new lingerie collection was inspired by Hollywood stars from the ’30s and ’40s. It was a collection for the glamourous, chic and sexy woman. The models were wearing pink wigs and feather accessories…

Monique Collignon’s take on modern business

Having been named 2010’s Dutch Designer of the Year, Monique Collignon brought her fifth pret-a-porter collection to this year’s Amsterdam fashion week in the guise of her MC by Monique Collignon fall 2011 collection. Collignon’s take on fashion is highly feminine, and her MC by Monique Collignon is aimed at the sophisticated business woman. As such, this is a collection of tailored blazers and blouses,…

Gommes Esser Design hints at the surreal

Behind Gommes Esser are designers Denise Esser and Aleyda Gomes, who both graduated from Artemis Fashion Academy in 2005. Since its inception in 2006, Gemmes Esser Design has launched collections that run with a returning theme: a returning theme a hint of surrealism, where the underlying thought is not what it seems to be. The fall 2011 fashion show at Amsterdam fashion week started with…

Individuals and the collective

Student showings at any fashion week are always amongst the most forwards, and Individuals, a collection by students of the Amsterdam Fashion Institute, is no different. Each Amsterdam fashion week a changing collective of students works to express their view on the coming season, in this case fall 2011, and fashion at large by adding a “unique chapter to the continuing fashion story” that is…