Amsterdam Fashion Week (AFW) started in 2004 as an initiative to put Amsterdam on the map as a sparkling and internationally oriented destination for Fashion. Twice a year, Fashion Week forms the centre-point of the Dutch fashion world, with a full schedule of catwalk shows, trade fairs, presentations, lectures and parties.

The show program is on invitation and for professionals only. AFW takes place at the former Gas Factories in Amsterdam’s ‘Westergas’ area. Young and established designers show their collections on the Amsterdam catwalk. With the growing interest in ‘Dutch Design’, Amsterdam Fashion Week attracts a growing audience of directional international brands, buyers and press.

Fashion Week DOWNTOWN is the world’s first Fashion Week program that is also open to the public. Enjoy nine days of fashion excitement: exhibitions, shows, launches, parties and much, much more! All the Fashion Week DOWNTOWN events are organized in collaboration with local museums, galleries, designers, clubs and shops.

Fashion Week DOWNTOWN is Amsterdam Fashion Week’s public program. DOWNTOWN is a nine-day event and is scheduled during the official Amsterdam Fashion Week catwalk program. Everyone with an original, interesting or surprising idea can participate in Fashion Week DOWNTOWN. During each edition, a variety of shows, exhibitions, films and parties take place in museums, shops, galleries and clubs local to Amsterdam.

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