JONATHAN CHRISTOPHER, MERCEDES-BENZ FASHIONWEEK AMSTERDAM JULY 2015

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Our Fashion Week recap from Saturday, 11th of July continues with Jonathan Christopher who took his collection to the catwalk! Contradictions in clothing were paramount in the S/S 2016 collection hosted by Vodafone Fashion LAB PRO. Jonathan’s surprising combinations inspired the audience. Before the event we spotted Juan Velazques Caceres who did the styling for the show! The models walked with 20 different looks! We saw some of our already spotted models rocking the catwalk – Quincy Currie from Alpha Male Model Management, Job Schipper and Dennis van Ooyen from De Boekers, Bo Tiedink  from Ego’s Models and  Tony De Vink from Max Models! If you wonder what the spotted boys were doing backstage, take a look at the pictures behind the scenes!

Jonathan Christopher (Hofwegen) Celestial Risher is a menswear designer who is graduated from the Willem de Kooning Academy in 2009. Within his studies he did a seven month internship with Dutch menswear designer Francisco van Benthum.With his collection Deconstructable Gender he was nominated for the Drempelprijs voor vormgeving in 2009 (award for the most talented graduates of Rotterdam), as well for the Talent of 2009. Hofwegen won the Public award during the First View Show in 2009. In 2010 he was nominated for the Fur innovation award young talent.

After gaining his bachelor degree he did an MA fashion design at ArtEZ Fashion Masters in Arnhem, from which he graduated as part of Generation 12. With this collection he was chosen by Marc Jacobs to be one of the five finalists for Designer for Tomorrow by Peek en Cloppenburg. He was also finalist at the Knack / Le vif fashionweek in Brussels. After gaining recognition with his collections, he showed and had expositions with various collections in countries like Germany and Hong Kong. He styled Dutch and international celebrities as comedian Jandino Asporaat and singer-DJ Emika during her world tour and release of her album. Last year he was awarded Young creative entrepreneur of 2013 in Rotterdam and got the Henri Winkelman award.Next to his own brand he works freelance for brands as Karl Lagerfeld. (Womens RTW)