Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) is delighted to invite you to the 4th EU matchmaking at Modefabriek on the 12-13nd of July during the Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam. After the succesful event in January 2015 EEN is again organizing matchmaking sessions to facilitate networking and to bring together international potential business partners. The EEN connects companies, get inspired: here and here.
Amsterdam will be transformed into a rhapsody of blue from 13 to 18 April 2015, during the second edition of Amsterdam Denim Days, the ultimate festival for denim aficionados. In addition to the invite-only Kingpins Show programme for businesses and the ‘Kingpins 2029, Transformers’ seminar, several events will be open to the public. Various retailers and other participants will be hosting the week-long City Center programme, and the Blueprint denim festival, scheduled to be held on the Westergasterrein site on 17 and 18 April, will feature a selection of leading denim labels, special workshops, exclusive denim items and exhibitions, bands and DJs, along with ‘culinary entertainment’.
Blueprint – two-day denim festival
Denim lovers from all over will be heading to the Blueprint festival, scheduled to be held on the Westergasterrein (former Gasworks) site in West Amsterdam on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 April (held in the Zuiveringshal, Machinegebouw and outdoor sites). See, Do & Enjoy denim in all its facets!
Pre-sale tickets are €15 (€17.50 at the door) and are available at www.amsterdamdenimdays.com.
For initial highlights from the blueprint programme: read more
In 2012, Amsterdam made headlines by launching the first independent denim school in the world. The first students of this full-time 3 year, industry-driven course are set to graduate later this year. Following enormous media interest and demand from students and brands around the world, Jean School will now also offer an English-spoken, condensed course for international students.
Jean Schools’ first international course starts at April 7th 2015. read more
All the way in the farthest corner of the ‘new indie’ platform Studio, North Sails stands out in a bright blue area with large typography. The market leader and big innovator in sailing also created its own covered stand. That’s what happens when you register at the last minute for a completely sold out Modefabriek – but these guys know what they’re doing. “With Eric Bijlsma of Scotch & Soda, we managed to regain the licence for the fashion line,” Roy Schiet says. “This menswear line was launched at Pitti, but we also want to participate at Modefabriek as it is key to the Dutch market. It isn’t just buyers that come here; it’s also shop managers and employees.” read more
From Strellson all the way at the front in The Square to Paul & Joe Sister of Fashion Club 70 all the way at the back in Salon: the professionalism and ambition of the exhibitors is what stands out. The taste of Dutch consumers is becoming increasingly more sophisticated and informed, thanks to the internet and thanks to smart entrepreneurs. Whether you can pick out the best franchisers like Strellson, or stay on top of content for social media like Fashion Club 70, the art is in understanding the modern market and in truly enjoying it.
When you do something, do it well!