During day 2 Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam Spotted Style watched the show of LICHTING 2015 supported by V&D. The concept of ‘Lichting’ is simple: the best academy graduates of one year in one central catwalk show. In the audience are the 700 most important people for the next step in their careers: fashion journalists and influential stylists, ready to spot the next big thing; CEO’s and design managers on the look-out for talent; and the all-important players-behind-the-scenes, all eager to see what the nation’s academies have brought forth this year.
PHOTO © 2015 TEAM PETER STIGTER
There were 14 participants in the contest, representing the best 7fashion schools in the Netherlands. The winner of LICHTING 2015 is Nikki Duijst (number 13). Her collection ”As we seek our face” is about the exploration of her personal fear about being in the spotlight versus portraying oneself. With today’s social media we are automatically pushed into presenting ourselves as extraordinary personalities. So she started thinking about a strong wish for anonymity. That’s why her silhouettes hint at the influence of an interaction between femininity, seclusion and exposing yourself.
We spotted many familiar faces walking the show of the best fashion graduate students Evie Lukassen, Shona Lee Gal, Silke Hajunga, Sabien Reintjes, Elise Esseboom, Shanta de Keuning, Dylan van Trigt from Touche and Future Faces, Sjoerd from Alpha Male Model Management, Sarah Hartog, Tom and Lucas Reckman from De Boekers and Melody Vroom.