Every year The New Fashion Society organizes a fashion show to conclude the academic year. After months of hard work, on Wednesday May 8th the NFS Annual Fashion Show 2019 finally took place! Together with an amazing team of designers, models, make-up artists and hair stylists, NFS created an unforgettable night!
The show started off with an inspiring speech from Leander, member of the career opportunities team, and also, he introduced each designer of the night.
More about the designers!
Georgi Michev with AMOK! Georgi showed the COLLECTION 1990! It is a collection based on re-worked pieces and it aims at re-imagining the concepts of shapes, layering and styling. The team is still at the beginning of their process and they believe in every step they make. "We believe in us and we believe in you." Also, it is a collection inspired by their friends, their surroundings, their passion, and music. Check out their new collection on here.
Vincent Moerman from VINCENT MOERMAN FASHION! He showed his new creative collection during the show. He has several ways of working; he makes use of moulage and patterns. This way, he is trying to reshape today's fashion. His new collection called 'enigmatic affection' consist of dark mysterious tones that embrace and celebrate femininity. Check out the video from his 2018 collection to get to know him and his designs better.
MELIANGE is a 20-year-old student based in Rotterdam. Following the RASL (Rotterdam Arts and Sciences Lab) double degree program in Arts & Culture Studies combined with Fashion Design; she aspires to combine fashion with the arts, social, and cultural aspects. In order to do so she gets her inspiration from history, contemporary social issues, and the arts. “Being vocal in color is about the unapologetic presence of minority people in a society.” She mentions that being artistic helps her communicate her vibrant mind. With this collection she shows the balance between complementary colours, femininity, materials, and techniques.
VAN ELSE. After being a successful CEO of diverse organizations for over 20 years, Else decided to follow her dream of becoming a fashion designer, and started her own brand in the year 2012. Without a fashion education and zero experience in the fashion industry, she pursued the dream she had ever since she was a little girl. By just being creative and following her passion, VanElse specializes mostly in jackets, cloaks, and the women’s suit. The target group of the brand consists of upcoming, established, and successful businesswoman. She offers a ready to wear and exclusive collections.
Nagia Ghanznawi with MOONLIGHT ELEGANCE. Moonlight elegance is an Afghan and Western collection. Nagia Ghaznawi has been designing clothing since the age of 10. Her goal is to mix the Afghan culture and its diverse range of fabrics with Western styles.
SERBIAN FASHION. Three young designers at the start of their career, Jelena, Katarina and Teodora, are students of the college of textile - design technology and management. They were brought together by the similarity of their ideas and their desire to work as team players. Now, they are ready for challenges in fashion design. Their collection is based on Serbian folk costume due to their desire to bring Serbian culture and spirit closer to the world. For this reason, they used details, colors, and patterns from folk costumes.
VAN DOREM. Throughout his career, Dennis van Dorem, a fashion entrepreneur from Modevakschool in the Hague, developed his own unique fashion style. He tries to create unique pieces by everything he sees, feels, and hears. He mentions that his pieces are not only meant for the catwalk, but for any unique soul. After he travelled the world, he got inspired to improve his qualities.
A.J. METS. by Albert Jan Metselaar. Albert Jan is a conceptual artist and his slogan is “freedom of design”. He graduated in Fashion Design at the Willem de Kooning Academy in 2011. After his graduation he started designing menswear and combined this with graphic design. In 2012/2013 he developed a menswear collection called ‘Imaginary Youth’ that he presented at Fashionclash Maastricht, June 2013. Imaginary Youth is the beginning of A.J. METS. world where imagination meets reality. A.J. METS. is about identity, image, statements, contrast, collaborations, progression and PUSHING THE LIMITS.
After the incredible show, it was time to enjoy some cocktails, dance a little and look back on a successful night. We hope you enjoyed it!
On behalf of the NFS team we would like to thank the designers, hair and makeup, the models (New Generation Models and Cachet Models), Eethiek and everyone else who made this show possible. And lastly, we thank the audience for making The NFS Annual Fashion Show 2019 a spectacular event!
Written by Lotte Janse, Marketing Team