One of the shows that we will definitely remember and turn back to from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam is the fashion show of Alexandra Frida! On 13th of July Spotted Style was invited at Transformatorhuis to see the new collection of the talented designer Alexandra. When the first model appeared on the catwalk wearing a beautiful dress in gold with a feminine silhouette, we already knew Alexandra’s new collection will take a special place in our fashion hearts. The beautiful models were looking like a gorgeous dolls in Alexandra’s new designs. We saw a lot of colours and loved the pastel pink, gold and turquoise blue. Alexandra’s pieces of clothing are very special and for sure a must have in our Spotted Style Spring/Summer 16 wardrobe! One of our spotted models Romana Meijer were walking the show! Milou Koster, Britt van Voskuijlen and Esmee Wijnen from Elite Amsterdam were spotted at the catwalk too!
Alexandra’s life story is coloured by two important influences: her Grandmother and the planet. Alexandra was born as Alexandra Vollebregt in the Netherlands in 1985. Her creative journey begins at a young age with the loving encouragement of her Grandmother to explore her creativity. It was in the safe haven of her Grandmother’s house where Alexandra found herself immersed in her own creations. These formed the first steps into creating ALEXANDRA FRIDA.
Throughout her childhood Alexandra lived in Zaire, Nigeria, England and the Netherlands. These colourful experiences, tastes and cultures have fuelled her imagination and are reflected in her work.
Alexandra obtained her BA degree in Fashion Design from the Amsterdam Fashion Institute in 2009, where she undertook a variety of specializations including trend forecasting, textile and print design. Soon after she entered the Arnhem Fashion Masters.
It was the Dutch designer Bas Kosters – where she did her internship – who convinced Alexandra to graduate with a runway collection. This collection led to the invitation of the Artez Fashion Masters where she continued to explore her talents in fabric, accessory and fashion design.
Not long after, Alexandra left for a new journey to Cuba where she began the label ALEXANDRA FRIDA. Upon return to her homeland, Alexandra showed her first ready-to-wear collection LOLA at the Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week January 2014 edition. Her work was also shown at Meesterlijk and Premier Tissue, Paris and she exhibited work at the Glas Museum in Leerdam. In addition, she was part of the Generation 12 Mini Collection presentation at Arnhem Coming Soon, both in the Netherlands.
Presently back in Amsterdam, Alexandra continues to work on her label from her atelier in the creative neighbourhood The Pijp. Together with her international team she constantly strives to improve her quality, broaden her skills and build new fashionable cultural pieces in order to express her identity. Textile, print design and handwork play a key role.
ALEXANDRA FRIDA is composed of three branches: an haute couture, ready-to-wear and basic line named FRIDA. Each embody the designer’s thrill for adventure and embraces comfort, sensuality and classic feminine expression. The designs accentuate the female silhouette highlighting the power of a woman’s body while fabric and prints bring out the playfulness of her character.
Iconic to ALEXANDRA FRIDA’s work is the feather print, which she continuously reinvents by using different techniques.