Spotted Dutchies for Victoria Beckham Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear at NYFW

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Catwalk queens Maartje Verhoef, Rianne van Rompeay, Romy Schonberger and Vera van Erp are the spotted Dutchies at the fashion show Spring 2016 Ready-To-Wear collection of the fashion icon Victoria Beckham. The idea of the collection is all about the carefree attitude and making things fresher. If we go back in the time when Victoria Beckham started her fashion career by designing red carpet pieces and cocktail dresses combined with high heels and take a look at the efortless chic coming from her last collection, we can notice the contrast.

The internationally recognized fashion designer created an unique spring collection full of  above-the-ankle midi lengths, swing dresses, and flats in bright colours as white, yellow and royal blue. There was a print mixing between the looks with the presence of plaids and florals. Victoria Beckham is mastering her work every season and this time her collection makes us enter her high fashion world, bringing us the message ”I have achieved the perfect life, but I don’t need to try too hard to show that off to you.” simply because her Spring 2016 collection does it efortless.

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Jamilla, Marjan and Molly spotted at NYFW for Alexander Wang

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New York Fashion Week started and it is time for the fashion houses to reveal the secrets about the trends for the next season! The place to be for these next days full of fashion is definitely the Big Apple but in case you did not pack your suitcase, we are here to provide you with a front row pass and update you with the news about the Dutch models spotted at the shows! Starting with our favorite spotted girls Jamilla Hoogenboom from Micha Models and Marjan Jonkman from One Management! The top models walked the show of Alexander Wang! The designer displayed 42 fashionable looks during the show. Jamilla was wearing long striped outwear in black and grey combined with denim shorts and white crop-top. The finishing touch of the outfit was the little black hat. Marjan looked stunning as always, dressed in ripped denim shorts with pale pink pockets showing off, long black coat and nude seethrough top with red and white high neck. The third familiar face wearing the designs of Alexander Wang was Molly Bair represented by Elite Amsterdam.  (more…)

The fashion week survival guide by Tessa Westerhof

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Fashion week is around the corner: the most hectic and busy period for everyone in the fashion world. The next couple of weeks will involve a thousand castings, hours of waiting, plenty of rushing around and miles of walking.
Here is my fashion week casting survival guide.
Let the games begin!
  1. First of all, stay calm. Easier said than done but shows are very unpredictable. There is no guarantee you will walk a show even if you are in (exclusive) option. If they don’t take you it doesn’t mean they don’t like you. It might be that you simply don’t fit in the shows concept or that you’re not ready yet. So don’t worry, it’s nothing personal.
  2. ENJOY it. Casting directors cannot only smell fear but they can also see that you’re happy and enjoying it. Yes its tough, yes you walked 292323 kilometers but it’s a once in a lifetime experience. You will meet the crème de la crème of this world and you might walk for one of the best fashion shows.
  3. Don’t try to engage too much in speculative conversations with other models about castings. Some girls might have seen someone that you will see later that week, paradoxically, you might already have seen the casting director for a different show. You will stress about nothing! So put your headphones on and read your book.
  4. Walk in with your head held high, your shoulders back and look them in the eye! You got this. For inspiration look at how boxers walk to the ring. Of course don’t copy their walk but mentally prepare like they do in your own way.

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Elite Amsterdam models spotted during Paris Haute Couture Week

Haute Couture is where craftsmanship and fashion come together and where garments almost become art pieces. Viktor and Rolf took this very literal this season by turning the models into real life paintings in their Wearable Art Collection. Elie Saab made her models look like princesses, while the models in the Armani Privé collection looked like glam punks.
Elite was represented in pretty much every Haute Couture show from Giambattista Valli to Versace Atelier to Jean Paul Gaultier. Susanne Knipper and Yasmin Wijnaldum made their international debut and Style.com noticed them immediately and mentioned them both as very promising models. We are very proud of our girls and we can look back at a fantastic Paris Haute Couture Week.

Below you can see the overview of shows per model.

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Inside my Fashion Week Journal!

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Last week at that time I was at the 23rd edition of Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam! My first fashion week and for sure the one that I will remember with a big smile on my face! 5days full of fashion, catwalks, designers, models and fun or in other words a real fashion paradise! Each day I was reporting from the fashion shows on Spotted Style and I hope you have enjoyed my catwalk reports! Below you can see my photo diary from my first fashion week days! 

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Me and Milou from Amsterdam Style Hunter before one of the shows

I want to say a special Thank you to the amazing designers Aziz Bekkaoui,  Monique Collignon, Zyanya Keizer, Tony Cohen, Futura, Jonathan Cristopher, Spijkers & Spijkers, Alexandra Frida, Arrey, Franzel Amsterdam,Judith van Vliet, Chris van den Elzen, Maria Cle Leal and Elite Model Look for inviting us at the shows and congratulations! Special thanks to Max Hitipeuw and all PR agencies – Cream PR, Maison PR, Novel PR, So PR, Stravagante PR, Karla Otto London and Fuse Communication! And in case you missed Fashion Week, take a look at my photo diary to see what it was like! (more…)

ELITE MODEL LOOK PRESENTS FUTURE GENERATION MERCEDES-BENZ FASHIONWEEK AMSTERDAM JULY 2015

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The last day of Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam was characterised by a versatility of shows.Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam closed spectacularly by the Elite Model Look presents Future Generation, where seven upcoming designers presented their collections on the catwalk. Elite model look sponsored the show this edition.

Future Generation started with two catwalk shows of the talented Jazz Kuipers and Jeff Montes. Spotted Style watched the show and spotted some of the Elite Amsterdam boys! This time we have Ziggy Janssen and Jim van Hooff in the spotlight! The two boys walked the show wearing the designs of Jazz Kuiper. Jazz  graduated cum laude from AMFI and refined her vision of the architectural masculine silhouette over the years, which successfully resulted in her first AW15 ready-to -wear collection ‘ONE’ and her second SS16 collection ‘TWO ‘, which she will show at the catwalk show.

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ALEXANDRA FRIDA MERCEDES-BENZ FASHIONWEEK AMSTERDAM JULY 2015

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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! PHOTOGRAPHER

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.
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MARIA CLE LEAL, MERCEDES-BENZ FASHIONWEEK AMSTERDAM JULY 2015

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Maria Cle Leal is a rising fashion star in her hometown of Madrid, and now she’s also making a splash in Amsterdam. Guests in the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week tent yesterday celebrated María Clè Leal’s first show in the Netherlands, praising her brilliant offering on the last day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam. Spotted Style was one of them! Silke Hajunga from Future Faces opened the show and Felice Fleur form Elite Amsterdam closed it, wearing a beautiful dress! Other spotted models were  Sabien Reintjes, Nadine Ammeraal, Milou Koster and  Anniek Abma.

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Doutzen Kroes was spotted arriving at Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam

For her Autumn/Winter 2015 collection, Fragile, María Clè Leal presented a delicate, ephemeral and feminine collection. Focussing on the silhouette of the dress and the skirt, it played heavily with volume and proportion.  The colour palatte was almost entirely black, nude and fuchsia. Taking as her inspiration the petals of a flower, María used fabrics such as boiled wool to create large and yet flattering structures that enveloped the model’s forms.  It was minimalism meets maximalism at its best, a clear example of the influence of art on María’s designs. The collection was lauded by the guests, including Holland’s own supermodel and face of Mercedes-Benz Spring/Summer 2016 Doutzen Kroes and her DJ husband Sunnery James amongst many others.

María Clè Leal was invited to show as the guest of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam as part of the Mercedes-Benz Designer Exchange Program, a platform to showcase and support up-and-coming talent across international borders. Offering targeted support to highly talented young fashion designers is the stated aim of Mercedes-Benz. Maria: “I am very grateful to Mercedes-Benz for this opportunity – it’s a great showcase to display my work.”

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MONIQUE COLLIGNON COUTURE LIGHT, MERCEDES-BENZ FASHIONWEEK AMSTERDAM JULY 2015

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Monique Collignon Light Couture met everyone’s expectations: Elegant and striking pieces dominated the catwalk. The last show of the 10th day of the Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam turned out to be truly breathtaking. We had the pleasure to see the work of Monique Collignon for a second time this Fashion Week! This time it was the turn of the Light Couture collection spring / summer 2016 with the message “Dress it up, dress it down.” 

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In this Couture Light (ready-to-wear) collection, which will be in the stores from mid-December we can see the four elements: earth, water, fire and air, in combination with plastic waste. Seventy percent of  the clothes are being made from Waste2Wear materials and the rest from fabrics such as silk and lace which are also eco-friendly and responsibly produced. Collignon wants to raise attention to the (plastic) waste problem. This Light Couture line consists mainly of dresses for all occasions and ages. The collection is recognizable by the specially designed ‘The Conscious Collection “label and will be sold through Röling Import. For Spotted Style it was a pleasure to see the show and we really enjoyed it! (more…)