Friday, 12 June 2009

Arnhem: Fashion's new buzz

Klavers van Engelen
photographed by Mirjam Boekholt

With fashion's addiction to the new and innovative, it is only ever a matter of time before the next up and coming fashion destination is discovered and alas it is the quirky little city of Arnhem in the Netherlands.

Home to a prestigious Art Academy ArtEZ (of which Viktor & Rolf are among the Alumni) although off the radar until now, the city has been host to the Arnhem Mode Biƫnnale. The event takes place every two years, with this being the third and the biggest yet, setting the scene for Arnhem to take it's place as fashion's new hub of inspiration with big names such as Martin Margiela, Hussein Chalayan, Balenciaga and of course Viktor & Rolf all contributing key pieces as well as nuturing it's own talent in the form of Dutch creatives such as Klavers van Engelen (pictured above).

Definitely keeping my eye on this little city!

Kisses, ZZ xx

SHAPE Arnhem Mode Biƫnnale, June 6th - July 6th 2009

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