ABOUT LISA ANNE STUYFZAND
This is Lisa Anne Stuyfzand (26). She studied at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam and graduated in 2009. In 2010 Lisa Anne joined the Elle Style Awards as one of the finalists and won the show as the most promising upcoming stylist. Now she works as a freelance fashion stylist for brands, shows, cultural projects and magazines, including Dutch Elle.
Schunck used to be a department store for over 30 years and is housed in the Glaspaleis, a unique building designed and built in 1935 by Frits Peutz. The edifice was a part of the 1000 most significant architectural monuments of the 20th Century, according to the UIA and helped making Schunck iconic to the town Heerlen. Nowadays, you can see Schunck as one big multidisciplinary cultural center and an institution with a focus on Modernity and Urban Culture, translated in all kinds of art, exhibitions and activities.
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A perfect balance between the love for traditional craftsmanship, and the quest for perfection with a modern eye and contemporary sensibility is what makes Mauro Grifoni into a successful founder of a brand that you can easily describe as eclectic, sophisticated and metropolitan. And most definitely fun.
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In January 2013 the most recent stop motion movie MATADORA by Elza Jo will be shown in art gallery Cokkie Snoei, together with pictures and art works of this imaginative photographer.
MATADORA will show us a revealing self-portrait and confront us with a few aspects of bullfights. Besides the fact that there are more than enough reasons to stop the cruel bullfight tradition, there is a way to see a beauty in this “dance with the death” as well, according to Elza Jo. True beauty can not exist without quandaries, so she says. The matadora, beautifully dressed in suitable costume, dares to compete with the big black bulls lurking at her. In this fierce battle, Elza Jo sees herself as the matadora as well as Read more »
An unique exhibition of Holland Handwork will take place this upcoming weekend at Amsterdam ROEST. Unique it is, since they didn’t get any financial support or commercial input, but got more than 30 artists to participate. The artists all designed their own presentation and together they create this big and inspiring exposition.
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Both dressed in Mick Keus jeans and Lonsdale jackets they walked over to my little table at de Balie to meet me for a low key interview. Woolen hats worn fold up to a small head shell, silver chains, turtle necks and buttoned up shirts couldn’t stop me of thinking of how spot on they actually look together. “Wow, where did you buy that jacket!?” Was the first thing Boris asked me. The other Boris ordered a glass of red wine.
They had just finished an hour set at Red light Radio and had a couple of meetings to talk about the party PHOBOS they are organizing for Hotel Arena this Saturday. But I wanted to know more about their Read more »
For people who won’t actually read this article but look at the pictures instead, it will be about the newest hotspot in town: KOKO Coffee & Design. But it is not really. When I finally got around writing a supportive story about two young girls with a dream I was already too late.
About a year ago I spoke to Read more »
Now the new logo and brand identity is being launched, it is about time to start looking forward to the rest of the “new” RIJKSMUSEUM that we will be able to enter again in April 2013. Queuing up with tourist in their hundreds might not be your favourite so watch the timing, but starting your day with some quality time with the masters is maybe one of the most peaceful things you can do in Amsterdam. And it’s coming closer. Read more »
Denim is a fact. For a long time already. And since years, denim brands are playing around with different washings, cuts, shapes, colors… just to create a new perfect pair of trousers. The perfect denim is in fact worth quite a bit, but to be honest: still hard to find. You either “invest” a couple of hundred euro’s into a proper branded jeans that actually doesn’t fit you well, or end up choosing to get a high street branded pair for a few tenners, that won’t last you longer than half a season.
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The Swedish Weekday that once started as a tiny shop in a suburb of Stockholm is coming to Amsterdam. The hard-to-find but cute basement store called Weekend was selling just skinny jeans, during the weekend. Now, ten years later but still young at heart, Weekend has developed itself into a complete retail concept that is capable of filling the entire building of Rokin 84.
Last week we were at the location in Amsterdam to celebrate the announced opening of the very first Dutch Weekday store. The beautiful Cata.Pirata with her band Skip&Die was helping us getting in the uplifting mood Weekday is all about, by performing their latest tracks in the still empty but beautiful building where Prins Hendrik der Nederlanden once used to live. Three floors with an interior that will be designed by the Berlin-based architect duo Pierre Jorge Gonzalez and Judith Haase will be filled soon with six different collections, covering everything we shopping addicts can wish for.. Read more »
The last mile is often the longest. Any fashion designer that is in her/his graduation period at the moment will know this by now, because the shows are almost there to begin. The Hague, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Arnhem, Maastricht, all their academies are very busy preparing the graduation renditions. I always get very excited by this moment of the year, since it’s not long ago I myself was sweating my pants off to pass my exam at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. It reminds me of this very thrilling feeling of being ready to go into the big, wide and exciting world of fashion. The prospects of getting some credits for all the hard work, when at last, your friends and parents take a minute to try to grasp what you have been working for all those years. While summer is knocking on our doors, these new generation designers simply have to crack on and don’t have time at all for “nice weather stress” or anything of that sort. All their attention goes into finishing the collection they have been working on for months and, in their heads, maybe even for years. I am really looking forward to the new gen of fashion designers. Congrats in advance to all!
The dates on a row:
7th & 8th of June at Industriepark Kleefse Waard, Arnhem.
Before and after the show, you can watch the film NO SHOW made by Team Peter Stigter about the graduation work of the Master Fashion Design.
The Royal Academy of Art
9th of June, at Atrium Stadhuis, The Hague.
If you can’t make it to the show, there will be an exhibition (fashion and textile course) through the city center from 16th – 20th of June.
The Utrecht School of the Arts
14th of June at the Zijdebalen, Utrecht.
Gerrit Rietveld Academie
15th of June, at Benthem Crouwel building, Amsterdam.
The Willem de Kooning Academy
30th of June, at the Fenixloodsen in Katendrecht, Rotterdam.
8th, 9th, 10th of June, at SAMDecorfabriek, Maastricht
Amsterdam Fashion Institute
29th of June, World Fashion Center, Amsterdam
AMFI Transit offers besides the graduation celebration a public programme with a catwalk show and exhibition of more than 125 graduates from the Design, Management and Branding departments.
Please read more about the upcoming shows on the websites of the academies. See you there!
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