30 September 2009

Fratelli Rossetti opens new showroom in Milan

Fratelli Rossetti opened their new showroom in Milan on the 25th of September. At the same day in the new showroom they gave a press presentation of the spring/summer 2010 collection.

29 September 2009

New Yorker nominated for economy prize

New Yorker is nominated for the Dutch-German prize for economy 2009. The jury existing of the board and management of the Dutch-German Chamber of Commerce (DNHK) nominated four other companies from the 61 entries who are involved in cross-border business. Online votes will decide the winner. The award will be handed over to the winning company during an award ceremony on the 6th of October.

16 September 2009

Benetton Vintage collection

Benetton goes vintage! Benetton rediscovers its archives from over almost half a century and re-launches some of those historic knitwear styles which marked an era both in the history of the label and in the history of fashion.

New technology in spinning and production have made the fabrics even more comfortable. And the restyling in proportion and size makes the vintage pieces up to date.

Be fashion forward with the Benetton Vintage collection, on sale in selected United Colors of Benetton stores from November.

11 September 2009

First issue Scapa World Magazine

This season Scapa bundles all their catalogues to form their first magazine: Scapa World Magazine.
Besides all the images for Scapa Men, Ladies, Sports and Home you can also find some interviews with interesting Scapa people like General Manager Michael Redding or Designer Katarina Van Den Bosche in the magazine.
Hurry up and get your own copy at one of the Scapa stores!

ELLE 20 years in Holland

Yesterday evening Dutch ELLE Magazine celebrated its 20th birthday. Almost all fashionable attenders showed up according the dress code: little black dress and/or golden shoes.

The little black dress also was the inspiration for an exhibition in Rollan Didier's gallery. ELLE asked 20 Dutch photographers and ELLE contributors to shoot this iconic fashion item. Amongst them Oof Verschuren, Petrovsky & Ramone and Erwin Olaf. All prints are sold for 950 euro and the profit will be given to War Child.
The exposition is open for public: September 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27 from noon till 5 PM. 2e Laurierdwarsstraat 64H.

The street party was interrupted by a special Diesel Black Gold performance to congratulate ELLE.

ELLE 20 comes out with 6 covers starring cover model Doutzen Kroes. We can't help but prefer the cover with MATTIJS's dress on it!

ELLE 20 is available in shops from today on. Buy this 372 pages thick collectors issue and you might win 20.000 euro shopping money to spend in Maison de Bonneterie!

10 September 2009

Clarks launches Clarks Sport

Aimed at men and women for whom performance, fit and comfort are as important as style and contemporary craftsmanship, the range meets two distinct demands with Sport Life - everyday footwear with a specific sporting capability (for instance trekking or climbing)- and Sport Style - everyday footwear inspired by sport but worn as a lifestyle choice.
2 styles from the Freestyle range within Sport Style:

Jetty Hi for women

Pro Lace for men

In a market where brands often tell their consumers who they should be, to run faster, jump higher, go further and hit harder, Clarks Sport recognises that many consumers are confident with who they are. They know what they want from life
and how sport fits in.

In short, Clarks Sport places no demands on the wearer other than they are themselves; that they enjoy what they want to do, the way they want to do it.

MATTIJS nominated

Designer Mattijs van Bergen's label MATTIJS is nominated for the well known Rado Young Designer Award - encouragement price of the Dutch Design Awards. Mattijs has to compete with Atelier NL and Jelte van Abbema. The winner will be chosen by an international jury and will be revealed on October 17 during an award ceremony in Eindhoven. Price: 10.000 euro and professional guidance in communication and PR.

Photography: Peter Stigter

08 September 2009

Bastiaan's Bazar

Dutch fashion icon Bastiaan van Schaik presented its new concept 'Bastiaan's Bazar' on Sunday the 6th of September. Several fashion labels sold their new autumn/winter collections to the public in Amsterdam's beautiful riding-school Hollandsche Manege. One of them was webshop

Owner Savana de Wit (left)

Arie Boomsma

Last August was the AW 2009/2010 campaign shoot for Blackstone. Dutch celebrity Arie Boomsma featured as model, shot by famous photography/styling duo Marc de Groot and Jos van Heel. RTL Boulevard filmed the shoot and showed over half a million viewers a sneak peek at the new collection!

Doutzen Kroes

Just a week after Amsterdam Fashion Week ended, Björn Borg showcased its SS 2010 collection in the industrial setting of the Westerunie. Theme of the night was 'Spread the spirit'. The dress code Colourful was nicely interpreted on the red carpet by the present celebrities and press. Top model Doutzen Kroes opened the fashion show in a smashing red dress, followed by a spectacular stroboscope presentation of the underwear collection.

Doutzen kicked off an amazing and memorable after party by spinning the first record.


During Prelude last month, upcoming designer label MATTIJS showed its SS 2010 collection.

Named Florish Odalisk, this collection by Dutch designer Mattijs van Bergen examines the structures and features of flowers, resulting in a feminine and fluent collection with a colourful statement. Soft silks melt around the body, combined with Van Bergen’s signature pleating. Airy constructions breathe spring softness and capture a summer feeling.

This is MATTIJS’ fourth full ready-to-wear collection since graduating from Central Saint Martins College in London in 2007.

Photography: Peter Stigter