27 November 2009

Piet Paris is awarded Marie Claire Prix de la Mode

Piet Paris has been awarded the Marie Claire Prix de la Mode 2009 in the category Best Fashion Ambassador. The prize is an important mark of recognition from a lead player in Dutch fashion journalism for Piet’s work as an illustrator, as Artistic Director of the Arnhem Fashion Biennale and as a mentor to many fashion designers.‘Piet believes that all Dutch people should know how multifaceted and important fashion is – and Marie Claire cannot help but agree with him,’ the jury stated in their report. ‘To achieve that goal he even sacrificed his shyness.’

This year’s other award winners include Missoni (Best Fashion House), Consuelo Castiglioni (Best International Designer) and Cato van Ee (Best Model). The awards ceremony took place during a dinner held at the Rijksmuseum in the midst of paintings by Dutch Old Masters.

26 November 2009 opens concept store

Dutch online store opens a pop up store in the heart of Rotterdam; Karel Doormanstraat 378. From now on, this is the place to buy your party outfits, vintage design furniture and art books.

To celebrate the opening, we invite you to have a drink with us!

Date: Friday November 27th
Time: 8 PM
Location: Karel Doormanstraat 378, Rotterdam

PS. Only open till X-mas!

04 November 2009

Party collection now available is known for their co-operations with young and emerging fashion designers. These succesful collabs resulted in a special party collection. From now on all unique pieces are available on their website.

Yvon Jaspers in Edwin Oudshoorn

Last month Yvon Jaspers won the most important Dutch TV-price for her presentation of 'Boer Zoekt Vrouw' (Farmer seeks wife). She looked great in a straw dress of Edwin Oudshoorn's spring/summer 2010 collection.

Desert Boot turns 60

The famous Desert Boot of Clarks Originals celebrates its 60th birthday this season. We asked 16 Dutch and Belgian artists and celebrities to customize the iconic shoes. Here are some examples:

Piet Paris designed Desert Boots for Lily Allen.

Karen van de Kraats wrote facts and stories about deserts on the shoes.
Franky Claeys got inspired by a typical desert phenomenon: fata morgana.

This is your chance to get your hands on these unique celebration shoes: from 30 November on, the shoes will be auctioned via and All revenues will be given to Dutch charity organization War Child.

03 November 2009


New fashion store Tamago opened its doors last Sunday. Tamago, Japanese for egg, breaks with the fast rhythm of the fashion world. The store, run by Simon Talsma who is also co-founder of the famous Cobra store in Den Bosch, sells sustainable and modest clothes of Minä Perhonen, Sara Lanzi, Arts & Science, Jane Wheeler and Marcha Hüskes. The store is located on Amsterdam's Spiegelgracht, in the middle of the art district.