From little black dresses with a twist to romantic 3-D designs, these are collections by the designers to watch from Amsterdam fashion week.
An already established designer, Ilja Visser knows what women want. For her collection, she incorporated bold shades (such as lilac, green, and yellow) in a modern range that was original, expressive, and, most of all, fun—yet completely wearable.
Marga Weimans can be named as Amsterdam fashion week’s art princess (some have dubbed her the next Iris Van Herpen), but here she channeled her signature dreaminess in the form of something a little more wearable. Weimans showed a collection of poetic, paint-splattered dresses for which she combined vintage leather with industrial textiles in a palette of brown, gray, black, and purple.
Designer Bastian Visch presented clothes inspired by aspects of different cultures. Bold prints and exciting silhouettes were featured in the Dutch designer’s fairy-tale collection, for which he won the Lichting 2014 Award, a fashion competition for young talents from the Netherlands, sponsored by department store chain Vroom & Dreesmann. “Winning this is the key to my future,” said Vish after accepting his prize.
Photos: Courtesy of Amsterdam fashion week