FashionWeek Nederland presented the programme of the 24th edition of Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam today in the DeLaMar Theatre in Amsterdam. By doing so it also presented its ambition, vision and strategy as the largest fashion platform of The Benelux.
The 24th edition of Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam will be taking place from the 8th until the 18th of January 2016 in the Westergasfabriek. The ‘OFF SCHEDULE’ events will be taking place on different locations in Amsterdam.
Through the two large overview shows ‘Dutch Visionaries’ and ‘Dutch Couture & Crafts’, FashionWeek Nederland has formulated a clear position in regard to the Dutch fashion culture and its ideals. The visionary designers and the couture from 1960 onwards, shows emphasize what FashionWeek Nederland stands for: Granting a podium for the diversity of fashion in years, styles, names and visions. Both shows are presented by Mercedes-Benz.
Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam will be opened by ‘Dutch Visionaries’, a celebration of established names and upcoming talent; from ‘Puck en Hans’ to Le Cri Neerlandais, from Mac & Maggie to KEUPR/vanBENTM and from Collectie Arnhem to ‘Spijkers en Spijkers’.
Dutch Couture & Craft
The second overview show during the opening night carries the title ‘Dutch Couture & Craft’, an ode to Dutch couturiers like Max Heijmans, Frans Molenaar, Frank Govers, Edgar Vos, Fong Leng, but also Viktor & Rolf and Iris van Herpen, who all have immortalized the quality and richness of Dutch fashion.
In the Catwalk Programme Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam shows a deep and broad programme, by showcasing creative, commercial and a cultural blend of labels and brands, like Jef Montes, Claes Iversen, Tony Cohen, Oilily, Army of Me, Mick Keus, Snurk, Aziz Bekkaoui, Jazz Kuipers and ‘Spijkers en Spijkers’.
Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam will be closed by ‘Future Generation’ on the 18th of January. The all-day programme, named ‘Brave Monday’, has – in contrast with the opening night – an ‘Off Catwalk’ character. It combines the future of fashion by using the vision of 15 designers in the form of installations, statements and performances. FashionWeek Nederland wants to create a broader platform of support for young talented designers by giving them the space to showcase new vision and products. ‘Brave Monday’, made possible by smart, is also accessible for the public.
OFF SCHEDULE, formerly known as Downtown, forms an integral part of Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam. This fresh new programme directly puts the consumer in contact with the magic of the catwalk. The theme within the programme is the vision that fashion is for everybody. During ten days, more than ten locations will be used as locations for fashion events, where the Fashion Fest in the Art’Otel, a couture dinner in the DeLaMar Theatre and a fashionable cooperation with Jett Rebel form the highlights.