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[heading style=”2″]Kick off day of the Amsterdam Fashion week[/heading]

The first day of the 18th edition of Amsterdam Fashion Week, can be – mildly spoken – labelled a tremendous success. A fabulous mix of designers, buyers, fashion professionals, businesspeople, journalists and photographers was presented front row. Amsterdam Fashion Institutes iNDiViDUALS opened the night with their ravishing collection followed by redheads and the dark-side of The People of the Labyrinths (POTL). iNDiViDUALS, the platform for fashion creativity which features a changing collective of young creative­­. The 21 students of the Amsterdam Fashion Institute exceeded themselves with a sublime collection. The time has come to confidently step forward. Blonde models appeared in a strong collection with many asymmetry silhouettes, amazing headpieces and beautifully made, handcrafted pieces. In the exact one hour between iNDiViDUALS and POTL, creative designer Jacob Kok showed his mini exhibition in collaboration with The Sims. At 21.00 PM, Hans and Geert, the founders and designers of POTL had the honour to be the closing show of the opening night. Only ten minutes before the show they got back after contributing in Dutch television show ‘De wereld draait door’ with Matthijs van Nieuwkerk and guest host Ali B. The mysterious brand grabbed immediately the venues attention by starting the show with loud thunders and lightning. The collection is based on characteristic silkscreen prints, patterns combined with simplicity, hand printed and hand-dyed creations in magical colours. Amsterdam Fashion Weeks’ programme director Carlo Wijnands looks back at a fantastic start of the 18th edition of Amsterdam Fashion Week.

Curious to see more of the Uptown AFW programme? Tune in at Amsterdam fashion week live to view the livestream directly from the catwalk.