Fashion and Photography
Couture dresses, 3D accessories, fashionable fair trade sneakers, exclusive hats and fascinators, menswear and womenswear and inspirational fashion photography. These are just some of the many attractions of the special evening on Wednesday 14 January at the 5-star Hotel Savoy in Florence. It’s called Dutch Touch Fashion and Photography and the protagonists are Dutch designers and fashion brands, with splendid creations presented in an extraordinary creative ambiance.
Angelique Westerhof, Director of the Dutch Fashion Foundation, presents an outlook on the Dutch fashion sector, known for its diversity and young and dazzling image. During the evening, eleven fine brands show items of their collections: creators of elegant and innovative men’s fashion like NŌN by KIM, tailors of custom-made business wear such as The Makers and Circle of Gentlemen. Then, Marcha Hüskes, Ready to Fish by ILJA and BYBROWN, designers of beautiful women’s fashion. As to accessories, eudia shows original hats and fascinators, while goldsmith SeeMe exposes jewelry created with antique techniques from the five continents in a singular fusion of luxury and fair trade. The authentic and elegant jewelry of DE PARME with the 'Leaves' collection, made by Roëll are presented by the designer this evening. TouchéToday inspires with 3D innovative accessories and MIPACHA shows that it is possible to lounge a very fashionable, colorful, yet fair trade sneaker brand. Finally, Edwin Oudshoorn and ILJA present couture pieces that are every woman’s dreams.
A photo gallery with images by Wendelien Daan, Barrie Hullegie, Sabrina Bongiovanni, Vivianne Sassen and Freudenthal Verhagen gives an overview of the Dutch Touch through the years: the creations of Dutch designers captured by great Dutch fashion photographers.
The other star of the evening is Master Chef Fulvio Pierangelini. He mixes Dutch and Italian culinary heritage in delicious bites presented all through the evening.
Musical support is provided by the talented and versatile Dutch DJ Yuri Boselie, alias Cinnaman.
“Like Dutch fashion, Dutch fashion photography is also original, innovative and very enjoyable”, remarks Ambassador Michiel den Hond, “The event at the Savoy is an excellent opportunity to get to know the Netherlands better through our creative industry, which is a top sector of our economy.”
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