30 September 2011

JEROEN VanTUYL designs outfit for NFF `Guest of the year´

Last week, the Nederlands Film Festival took place in Utrecht. At this festival a lot of Dutch productions premiere and the Gouden Kalveren (awards) are handed out.

Since a few years the NFF and the Centraal Museum in Utrecht have a collaboration. Fashion is one of the main focusses of the Centraal Museum and its aim is to collect the early work of authentic design talents. Jeroen van Tuyl´s work fits well within the lines of the Centraal Museum´s policy, with his emphasis on craftmanship, concept and quality.

So this year it was Jeroen van Tuyl who got to design the outfit for Frans van Gestel, one of Hollands best filmproducers. And with more than 65 titels on his name already, it is no surprise that Frans was `Guest of the year´ at the NFF.

Frans van Gestel looking at samples in Jeroen van Tuyl´s studio

Jeroen van Tuyl´s work for Frans van Gestel and the NFF will be added to the collection of the Centraal Museum. His inventive designs of high quality are an important addition to the fashion collection of the Centraal Museum.

Centraal Museum
Nicolaaskerkhof 10, Utrecht

Centraal Museum
Jeroen van Tuyl

Friday must-have: Tosca Blu Sunglasses

With the good weather forecast for this weekend, these lovely sunglasses are an absolute musthave.
We´re definately taking a pair with us to the beach!

The line is called `Occhiali´ - which literally means `glasses´ in Italian. And as you can see there is a pair for everyones liking.

Which pair are you wearing this weekend?

Tosca Blu

Have you spotted the `Project Catwalk´ windows yet?

As you know, this week the `Project Catwalk´ contestants had to design an outfit inspired by Clarks shoes. And these outfits are now being shown throughout the whole country in various windows of Clarks stores.

We won´t tell you exactly where they are being shown –that would ruin it- but we can give you two sneak peeks!

Jacob´s outfit can be seen in Amsterdam:

And Maud´s outfit is currently in Eindhoven:

So look out for Clarks stores whilst your shopping and who knows, you might spot a `Project Catwalk´ window.

National Glamour Day

Tomorrow, on the 1st of October, the 6th National Glamour Day will take place again.
This year, the shopping event is bigger than ever. And: you´re invited!

To start the day in a special way, there is a breakfast waiting for you from 8:30 to 10:00 O´clock at the Leidseplein. You´ll need the energy for a whole day of shopping, so join your fellow readers and the Glamour-team. There will be delicious food and a DJ will give a spectacular performance.

Definately make sure to come by New Yorker and Clarks to celebrate fashion and shop the newest winter collections with discount. All you have to do is to make sure you bring along your Glamour Oktober edition.

If your an Glamour subscriber make sure to bring your Glamour Gold Card as well, because it gives you extra discount or presents with your purchases.
For instance, at Clarks you´ll get one of the new HerĂ´me-nailvarnishes as a little extra. And at New Yorker you´re Glamour Gold Card gives you an extra 5% discount.

Glamour also designed a special app for the day, which gives you all the information you need. You can even plan your own shoppingroute, using only your favorite stores.
Download the NDG-app for your Iphone here.

For more information check the Glamour website.

To know exactly what to go for tomorrow, take a look at the latest Clarks and New Yorker collections.
New Yorker

See you there!

27 September 2011

New Yorker opens second shop this month

Thursday the 29th of September the German fashion company New Yorker will open their second store this month in the Netherlands. This time, Nieuwegein is the lucky town.
On more than 1000 m2 New Yorker will present its latest collection in the shopping centre “Stadskwartier” in Nieuwegein.

To celebrate the second store opening this month New Yorker has some suprises planned. For the first 100 visitors there is a goodiebag and promotors will hand out scratch cards during the day with spectaculair prizes on them.
The “DJ School Zuid-Holland” will make sure your shopping trip is an unforgettable experience by serving cool beats.

The opening starts at 10:45 so make sure to be there if you want a goodiebag! The store will be open until 18:00.

Come and join us this Thursday!

New Yorker store
Raadstede 25
3431 HA Nieuwegein

New Yorker

26 September 2011

`Project Catwalk´ designers inspired by Clarks shoes

Are you also a real `Poject Catwalk´ fan? Then we have good news for you!
We got our hands on some exclusive backstage photos and, spoiler alert, we´re about to reveal tonights assignment!

This time the contestants have to design an outfit which is inspired on Clarks shoes. The jury, consisting of Dutch designer Jan Taminiau, Supertrash founder Olcay Gulsen, host Stacey Rookhuizen and Clarks marketing manager Judith van Kaathoven will decide who wins this exiting challenge.

Curious to see how the outfits will turn out? Don´t miss `Project Catwalk´ tonight at 21:30 on RTL 5.

The prize
The 2011 winner of `Project Catwalk´ will win a fund from Clarks to present his or her first collection at the Amsterdam International Fashion Week. During this show the Clarks SS12 collection will also be shown.`

Get inspired and see the whole winter 2011-12 Clarks collection at the website

23 September 2011

Friday must-have: Eclips by TOV Essentials

This seasons collection from TOV Essentials mainly focusses on gold accessories with a luxurious feeling to them. A good example is the Eclips bracelet, which embraces everything TOV Essentials stands for: luxury, design, functionality and quality.

The Eclips bracelets come in various sizes and the waxed chords come in up to 10 different colours. The gold-plate finish is either gold, rose gold or white gold.

All of TOV Essentials products are designed in Amsterdam first, and then handmade in Florance, to ensure the best quality possible.

For more information and selling points:
TOV Essentials

22 September 2011

Sisley opens new concept store Milan

Sisley kicked off Milan Fashion Week early, by opening their new concept store last Tuesday. The special event was attended by Alessandro Benetton, the fashion community, press and public.

The launch of the new Sisley concept store follows the new brand image and website. The new store aims to welcome customers as individuals, each with their own style and personality.

The idea is to enhance displays with a “clear way of presentation” that enables customers to appreciate the looks proposed, and to choose their colour and size quickly and easily. Every detail, each element of the presentation, is designed to convey Sisley's atmosphere of independence, where customers choose according to their own personality.

Another prominent feature is the 24-metre screen that runs across the store windows, with content generated by the blog/magazine This one-of-a-kind installation is created by FABRICA, Benetton Group's communication research centre. With the synchronisation of several projectors, the screen can interact directly with the consumer.

At the opening of the new concept store a preview of the S/S 2012 collection was given during a fashion show. Guests also got a chance to write on the special "Independent Wall" where everyone can leave their thoughts on independence.
And these words will be used as an inspiration for a new series of Sisley T-shirts, so be sure to write something for yourself!

Concept store design: studio Arcabi, Florence.
Sisley screens project overseen by Alfio Pozzoni, Special Projects Director, FABRICA.
Live music from the band All About Kane.

Sisley Store Milan
Piazza San Babila

For further information on Sisley:
Independent People
Press info Benetton Group


20 September 2011

JEROEN VanTUYL on cover Elsevier Stijl

Dutch fashion designer JEROEN VanTUYL was featured a number of times in the September edition of Elsevier Stijl ´Mannenmode´.
Not only did his designs make the cover, they were also used in a spread about the best Dutch talent. Shot in the VitraHaus in Weil am Rhein, this is a inspiring series that shouldn´t be missed.

JEROEN VanTUYL´s A/W collection 2011 is inspired on glass fragments, which have been used as a print for various designs. Strong lines and small details such as an a-symetrical zip make it an elegant collection.
The use of wool, satin and acryl have a luxurious feeling and make the items perfect for this winter.

Catwalk photos: Peter Stigter
Elsevier photos: Hugo Thomassen
Elsevier styling: Hans Borgman

16 September 2011

Styling session with a blogger

New Yorker started the blogger network WhatsTrend in August. They work together with 7 international well known bloggers such as: Ilanka from Fashionerdic (Netherlands), Anjelica from ModeJunkie (Germany) and Cindy from COTTDS also from the Netherlands.

Ilanka from Fashionnerdic

Now you have an exciting opportunity to win a shopping spree and make-over session together with your favorite blogger. All you have to do is send an email to containing one head to toe picture of you. Write down who your favorite blogger is and why should you win the competition.

Don't miss it!

WHATSTREND see also the other bloggers!

New Yorker opened a new store in Spijkenisse

Yesterday, on September 15th, New Yorker opened their 26th store in the renovated shopping mall Stadsplein, Spijkenisse. With a shop of 700m², New Yorker offers customers a wide range of the latest trends of their own brands Fishbone, Fishbone Sister (sportswear and streetwear), Amisu(trendy women's fashion), Smog (trendy casual fashion for men) and censored (underwear and swimwear).

On the opening day New Yorker had some great offers ready for the visitors. Some DJ's from the DJ School South Holland came and gave an unforgettable store opening. A slot machine gave customers the chance to win very special prizes, such as a voucher up to € 100 of shopping money!

This year the fall collection of New Yorker is elegant and casual at the same time. Feminine shapes and graphic patterns give a glamorous look. Dark earth tones and cherry red wool with woven patterns create a harmonious ensemble. Long, soft sweaters and jackets are at the center of attention. Additional fur applications make the items more striking. Loose ponchos and capes are fall essentials toghether with leather pants.

Even men reach for knitted fabrics this season. The Norwegian sweater celebrates it's comeback in the popular color combination of white and red. Casual jeans with different washes are combined with knitted jumpers in khaki or navy blue.

Don't miss the new store!

New Yorker Store
Noord Passage 12/16
3201 DE Spijkenisse

15 September 2011

Can you "Guess´n keep" ?

Have you chosen your favourite fall outfit yet?
Take a look at these fabulous outfits in four different themes; city, work, weekend and party.

Guess from which high-end label the outfit is, win an exclusive shopping spree and keep your favourite outfit!

You have until the 20th of September to participate, so don´t hesitate and join the competition right now.

Guess´nd Keep right here!

13 September 2011

COLORS81 in Shanghai

As you might have read on our blog earlier, COLORS81 published the issue `Transport´ in July 2011.

In this edition COLORS81 attempts to answer questions and gives a veritable “user manual” (and survival guide) about how we can all make our own alternative, sustainable means of transport with our own hands.

Inspired by the `Transport´ edition, the magazine “about the rest of the world” now presents the exhibition TRANSPORT: homemade vehicles from around the world.

COLORS81 showed us ingenious solutions which many populations in the “rest of the world”, grappling with poverty, war or local situations, have long adopted. The exhibition shows all these different kinds of transport, varying from electric robots to solar powered cars and homemade airplanes.

The exhibition is from 6 – 18 September 2011

Hong Miao Art Gallery
50 Shitan Lane
496 East Nanjing Road
Shanghai – China

Gallery Opening hours
10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

09 September 2011

New Yorker opens new store in Spijkenisse

On the 15th of September New Yorker will open their doors in Spijkenisse.
During this day New Yorker will present their newest collections at shopping mall Stadsplein. And you are all welcome to come and join us!

For the opening New Yorker has planned a spectacular day. We won´t ruin all the surprises, but we can tell you this: The “DJ School” will be present, making your shopping trip an unforgettable experience with their cool beats.
Promoters will be handing out flyers and a lucky game is waiting for the costumers. Who knows, you might win!

The new store, which is nearly 700m², will present all of New Yorkers brands on the 15th of September. Fishbone, fishbone sister, smog, amisu and censored are all available.

Come to the opening to make sure you have all autumn trends in your closet the same day!

We look forward to seeing you.

New Yorker store
Noordpassage 12/16
3201 DE Spijkenisse

08 September 2011

Opening Lana Sutra

Last Tuesday, 6th of September, Benetton hosted a triple, simultaneous event in three of their concept stores to launch “Lana Sutra”, created by Erik Ravelo.
Besides hosting three actual events, the opening was also streamed live in the digital shop-window Benetton Live Window.

Take a look at the video to see the opening for yourself.

Erik Ravelo, a Cuban artist is the creative director of Fabrica.
The First of his series “The position of the Tiger” was shown at the Italian Pavilion during the 54th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale.
Because of it´s succes, Benetton chose to display the whole series.
For one week “Lana Sutra” can be seen in Istanbul, Milan and Munich.
And after that it will travel the world to various Benetton stores, so who knows; you might be able to go and see for youself!

“Lana Sutra” is a series of 15 installations which embodies the idea of colour and a wollen thread uniting human kind. The series are a homage to love and dedicated to the desire for an equal and sharing world.

Inspiration for the series was Ravelo´s take on the Kama (= pleasure) Sutra (= a thread which unites). All installations consist of two bodies embracing and covered in woollen threads, uniting them.
The colours of the threads are the same as the colours in United Colors of Benetton Fall-winter collection, which is in stores now.

Next to the the 15 installations “Lana Sutra” has it´s own soundtrack. This was specially composed by Francesco Novara, a musician also working at Fabrica.
Listen (and download) it right now.

Lana Sutra by benetton

“Lana Sutra” can also be seen on the Benetton Facebook and Twitter and a special edition of Colors Magazine named ´Colors Love´ will be dedicated to the differences that are overcome by love.

Check these and our blog to stay updated about “Lana Sutra”!