Amsterdam maakt er wat van: Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week 2017- Part 3

My finale for the Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week 2017 was a very exciting show:  Amsterdam maakt er wat van!

Amsterdam maakt er wat van

Amsterdam maakt er wat van - all the designers together

Photography © Team Peter Stigter

This “circular fashion” show was a kick off for a city-wide awareness campaign ‘Amsterdam maakt er wat van’ (Amsterdam Makes Something of It) with a focus on keeping our beautiful city clean.

Six graduate designers from the Rietveld Academy and AMFI were chosen to make three sets for Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam 2017, coached by Hans Ubbink, Niels Klavers (Rietveld) and Peter Leferink (AMFI).  The designers have made these new creations out of the discarded clothes collected at the end King’s Day. These unsold clothes would have been thrown away and now they shined on the catwalk! The six individual collections, which consisted of vastly different designs included collaged leather, reworked businessware, the use of labels and the transformation of menswear into womenswear.

I was blown away by the quality of designs, by the imagination and skill of the designers. My favorite mini collection was by Britt Beider. She took classic male shirts and transformed them into these visions of femininity; a frilly, sexy look.

Britt Beider design for ‘Amsterdam maakt er wat van’
Britt Beider design for ‘Amsterdam maakt er wat van’ - 3 looks

Photography © Team Peter Stigter

Here are the rest of the looks:

Amsterdam maakt er wat van - Vita Stasiukynaite
Amsterdam maakt er wat van - Sarah Meyer
Amsterdam maakt er wat van - Marije Seijns
Amsterdam maakt er wat van - Tijme Veldt
Amsterdam maakt er wat van - Ariëlle van der Vaart

Photography © Team Peter Stigter

The chosen looks out of each mini-collections are exhibited in the vault of X Bank concept store together with the introduction film. Definitely worth checking out!

Amsterdam maakt er wat van - the collection at the x-bank
Amsterdam maakt er wat van - the collection at the x-bank - detail

What did I wear?

To the closing party of the Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week 2017 I wore this little number. ByBrown. Sustainable. Hot.

White dress by byBrown
White dress by byBrown - detail 1
White dress by byBrown - back
Wearing the white dress by byBrown

And that’s it… for now. What was your favorite look? Would you like to find out more about the designers?

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