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Roya Hesam: Te Mana O Te Moana

Update: all the catwalk pictures now available at the bottom of this post. Roya Hesam only graduated from the Amsterdam Fashion Institute in 2010. Yet, a few short months later, January marks the debut of her first collection at Amsterdam international fashion week. A fact that shows both her drive and the Netherlands’ desire to promote emerging talent. Her debut collection, Te Mana O Te…

Bravoure: bete de scene

This week was something of a double debut for designers Patricia Hofstede and Kim Jansen: they held their first public showing of the label Bravoure’s autumn 2011 collection, which itself was the design duo’s Amsterdam fashion week debut. Citing tribal African culture as a muse, its inspiration in their latest collection was obvious without being overt. Titling the collection bete de scene, a French term…

Ice cool: Zem by Samira Algoe

Just like Roya Hesam, whose collection showed alongside this one, Samira Algoe also graduated in 2010 at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute. And, like Hesam, this was her first show at Amsterdam fashion week. With her label ZEM she wants to rediscover menswear, so for her fall 2011 collection that meant lots of interesting details. The show had an icy feeling. The designer used a lot…

Roparosa: come as you are

The face of Roparosa, real name Roos van der Kamp, was the winner of the second Dutch Project Runway and it was only last summer that she first showed at Amsterdam fashion week. Come out and play and Come as you are is her autumn / fall 2011 follow up. And it was a follow up that played to Roparosa’s designs as we’ve come to…

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