Experiment with Parabolas by Johannes Offerhaus

Experiment with Parabolas by Johannes Offerhaus

Designer Johannes Offerhaus presented his ‘Experiment with Parabolas’ yesterday at Studio 80 in Amsterdam. Offerhaus spent a year creating this overwhelming collection-show-performance In which fashion and kinetics collide. ‘Experiment with Parabolas’ was (partly) funded by the Frans Molenaar Fashion Award which Johannes Offerhaus won last year, in 2016, the year he graduated at the fashion department of @ArtEZHogeschool Arnhem

(image credits/via ArtEZ Fashion Design Arnhem)

Frans Molenaar Fashion Competition 2017

Frans Molenaar Fashion Competition 2017

The annual Frans Molenaar Fashion competition show was held at The Amstel Hotel in Amsterdam on friday November the 3rd, 2017. This was already the 22th edition, and Mimi Blogger Team attended this lovely, intimate show. Collections were shown by Ninamounah Langestraat, Boris Kollar, and Chelsea Peterson, who graduated this year at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Victor Klijsen and Leroy van Halen graduated at ArtEZ Arnhem and Lotte van Dijk, who became a Master in fashion ArtEZ Arnhem.

And the winners are: Ninamounah Langestraat and Boris Kollar! A shared first place for these youngsters from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie! (They both won €7500,-) Gongratulations!

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Read more about previous Frans Molenaar Prize Fashion Shows here, on this blog.

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ArtEZ Fashion Design Show 2016

ArtEZ Fashion Design Show 2016

We got invited to attend the show of the ArtEZ Arnhem fashion design department, staged at the Elektrum convention center, held on the 2nd of June.
The experimental designs made by first year students for the project ‘Magnum Opuz‘ opened the show.
The second year students, who created astoningly well made and designed garments, the result of the ‘Ceci n’est pas une robe‘ project; in which each student got to give shape to his or her opinion on the given theme.
This year 24 BA students will graduate from the fashion department; they are always the most important part of these fashion shows; see some of the designs below.

In case you missed this show; Some students will compete in 3 award shows: The Frans Molenaar competition; in which Liesbeth Sterkenburg and Johannes Offerhaus will participate, and the ‘Lichting‘ show during Amsterdam Fashion Week which is a competition for Dutch fashion graduation students. Boaz van Doornik and Laudy Verschuren will be contesting at the international fashion competition ‘Mittelmoda The Fashion Award’ 2016. Max Beets and Alissa Nicolai are showing at the Apolda European Design Award 2017.

Dutch Award Show: Frans Molenaar Prize 2015

Dutch Award Show: Frans Molenaar Prize 2015

Yesterday we went to see the Award show brought to life by Dutch couturier Frans Molenaar. It was the 20th edition and it was the first time without the couturier himself being present. Mr Molenaar sadly and unexpectactly passed away in the Winter of last year, but he made sure his award-show can continue for years to come. Host and member of the jury Jhim Lamoree asked the audience to stand up and remember Frans Molenaar before the show.

The show was held at the house/studio of Mr Molenaar in Amsterdam, it was opened by Karin Vlug‘s collection, made with the prize money she won last year. Her collection has a tight, thoroughly researched (with José Theunisen) concept. This strict concept remains visible in the garments, but at the same time the concept doesn’t overrule the wearability of Karin’s couture capsule collection. Karin’s work becomes more wearable every year. (read about that concept HERE)

Participants Frans Molenaar Prize 2015; Tung Trinh, Josephine Goverts, Max Zara Sterck, Maartje Janse, Lilian Admiraal (all BA graduates’15 <click link for more info on these designers) and Sunanda Koning (MA ’15) All graduated this year at ArtEZ fashion design, Arnhem. Simeon Morris finished his fashion masters at ArtEZ in 2013. Simeon is the most experienced designer of the group his “experience includes working for a number of renowned designers, including Alexander McQueen in the late 90’s and Hussein Chalayan, amongst others.” (quoted)

After the longest deliberation ever in “Frans-Molenaar-Prize-History” the jury named Josephine Goverts the winner of the Frans Molenaar Prize 2015. She got a well deserved big fat check (see picturesabove) of €10.000. Next year, same time, at an other place, we will get to see what she accomplished with her reward! Continue reading

Winner of The Frans Molenaar Couture Award 2014

Winner of The Frans Molenaar Couture Award 2014

Winner of The Frans Molenaar Award 2014 is ArtEZ Fashion Design BA graduate Karin Vlug, She won this Wednesday, June 25th 2014, and received the amount of €10.000,- to invest in a new couture collection which she will present next year at the 2015 edition of this Award. Congratulations!! (about: Frans Molenaar is a Dutch couturier)

*We have to be honest; sadly we couldn’t attend this show ourselves because of other work obligations elsewhere. Our seat won’t be empty next year!

 

Frans Molenaar Couture Award 2013

Since 1996 Dutch Couturier Frans Molenaar presents an award for the best fashion designer of the year. The reason for creating this yearly event simply is that he wants to help new talent, just like he had help when he started out, so he told us.

ArtEZ Fashion Design BA ’13 graduate Liselore Frowijn won the Frans Molenaar Couture Award 2013 and prize money of €10.000,- to invest in a new couture collection which she’ll present next year at the 2014 issue of this Award. We feel that was well deserved!

Out of the six contestants four graduated at ArtEZ Arnhem, we have seen those collections previously in an immense old building. Liselore’s collection was the only one with the same vibe, same message, fabulous fabric development and really perfect workmanship when presented up close in the petite and very intimate salon of the couturier. Joris Suk took the opportunity to spice his presention up, his collection was accompanied by an a-tonal singer making (live) music with a plastic lettuce dryer. We also really fancied the collection by Joshua Enker, graduated at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, which was inspired by Miss Marple, WOW he developed metal, shiny fabrics, and moulded a twinset like silhouette into wonderful shapes for men and women: Miss Marple in Space…. Winner of last year, Peet Dullaert showed a small collection of women’s wear to start of the show. All together it was a joy to watch this show!!

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