Tuesday, 27 January 2009

I Love it when a plan comes together

DUTCH CREATIVE (AND) INDUSTRY LEADERS RUB SHOULDERS AT AMSTERDAM INTERNATIONAL FASHION WEEK


This week sees the 10th edition of AIFW - a platform to put Amsterdam on the fashion map, launched (almost) exactly 5 year ago. The official show schedule starts tomorrow night with the Fortis Opening Soiree, but a number of ambitious young designers make use of 'empty' slots in the schedule by showing 'guerilla-style'. Tonight, Antoine Peters showed his AW09 collection, titled "I'm With Stupid".

I've had the pleasure of co-organising all 10 editions of AIFW from its inception, and will be standing down this saturday. Tonight was a great pleasure: world-famous designer Marcel Wanders giving a standing ovation to Antoine, and just a few heads down the front row, famous stylist Ruud van der Peijl and Bank Honcho HJ Stuyling rubbing shoulders.

This is exactly why we started AIFW - to connect the disciplines in Amsterdam's funky creative industry scene and bring together stakeholders from across the creative-commercial divide.

Like Hannibal Lecter used to say: "I Love It, when a plan comes together..."

www.amsterdamfashionweek.com

3 comments:

Hessie66 said...

Het was dan ook een show die anders dan anders was. Het leek qua publiek even alsof ik in een doorsnee Amsterdams bruin cafe zat, totaal niet glamoureus of omhooggevallen en misschien maar goed ook want heb enorm van de show genoten en was voor de verandering eens niet als eerste weer weg ben samen met de laatste beeeere interessante gasten en de lege plastic champagneglazen naar buiten geveegd.
Chapeau!
Hester Vlamings

Hessie66 said...

filmpje van de show ( & James )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ej50nt_4SYI

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