Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week

Every year in October in Amsterdam the Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week takes place. This fashion week is entirely dedicated to fair and/or ecologically produced clothing. Goal is to make fair fashion more visible and to urge people to have a critical look

at their own wardrobe. Young and innovative designers get especially the opportunity to show their collection of fair and innovative designed couture. This year’s Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week is from 4 – 13 October.

Dutch Design Show

As interested in fair fashion I attended some events of the Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week last year. I missed the great opening in which work of Mo Benchellal was showed. Her work at the show showed couture made by reused fabrics from military uniforms. One of the events I attended was the Dutch Design Show.

Several young Dutch designers got the assignment to reuse as much as possible materials in the themes

Water (STILLSVETA), Fire (AJ METS), Wind (Sarah van der Wilk), and Earth (Nine Parre).

The results were great. The designers did certainly their best. All sorts of fabrics were reused. It was interesting to see how particular items can be used in clothing without even thinking it was possible. The show of Nine Parre was a dancing performance, which was very very nice.

Sustainable menswear

I was impressed. That was also because I did not expect to see a complete menswear line on the catwalk. AJ METS designed men-only wear. The other designers also included menswear in their show.

Menswear is a bit understated in he world of fair and eco fashion. Good to know that the newest generation fashion designers do not neglect this important part of fashion.

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