On Saturday, 18th of June 2022, Amsterdam Fashion Academy celebrated its 2022 Graduation Fashion Show. Seven BA (Hons) Fashion Design students showed their collections to the press, industry professionals, friends and families, in the setting of Amsterdam Fashion Academy’s beautiful historical building.
During the show, among other collections, a non-binary/gender fluid luxury collection, a collection entirely designed on Clo3D and a parody collection that borrows brand’s logos and styles that represent popular culture and consumerism of 1980’s Italy were shown.
In addition to the fashion show, there also was the possibility to visit the exhibition of final projects by students of both BA (Hons) Fashion Design and BA (Hons) Fashion Business students.
Due to Covid-19, the graduation fashion show couldn’t take place for the last two years. Instead of a fashion show, the students showed their final collections via a fashion movie. This year the students could finally host the show again and the seven graduation students didn’t disappoint the guests. From the professional produced ready-to-wear collection from Nathan Barilari Hassan to the handmade dreamy pieces by Janina Kraft, from the knitted pieces inspired by mental health by Mia Skjæret Hanssen to the important statement made by Valerie Bogaert with her designs, the students managed to impress the guests with their unique collections.
During the three years of study at Amsterdam Fashion Academy, the students had the opportunity to undertake internships and work in within the fashion industry with brands such as Viktor & Rolf, Atelier Reservé, Iris van Herpen and Bas Kosters Studio.
ADOM REDO by Nathan Barilari Hassan
ADOM REDO is a parody collection that plays with the appropriation of brand’s logos and styles that represent popular culture and consumerism. The collection contains a message of criticism towards the capitalistic world of fashion and the conformity of popular culture.
WHAT THE FUCK NOW?! by Valerie Bogaert
WHAT THE FUCK NOW?! is a collection that represents the feelings post-graduate fashion students undergo before entering the professional fashion industry. The silhouette emphasises the pressure points in order to create the feeling of suffocation.
SOFT LIFE by Janina Kraft
Pulling away from the restrictions of the visual perception of clothing, this collection triggers the curiosity behind the artistic process of garment construction. The aim is to reintroduce the craftsmanship of traditional tailoring techniques and handmade fabric manipulations into modern design, radiating the value of this ‘soft life’ behind a handcrafted product.
HEAVLY SAVGE by Tafari Lake
The concept for the collection is fusing together the aesthetic of Tafari’s personal brand Heavly Savge and aesthetic elements of Hip Hop culture, taking inspiration from Hip Hop fashion icons of the late ‘90’s and early 2000’s.
SIYA by Arvin Mendoza Quirante
SIYA /sha/ or [ʃa] is a luxury fashion collection inspired by and crafted for nonbinary people. The Filipino gender-neutral pronoun “siya” reflects the freedom of gender fluidity and self-expression. SIYA presents well-crafted, creative, and elegant pieces that can be worn by all gender identities.
DSM-5 by Mia Skjæret Hanssen
This fully knitted collection is based on the topic of mental health. The precise illnesses that are looked at are depression and PTSD. The colour and yarns convey emotion and feeling displayed by the intricate textures.
GREEN SCREENED by Giorgia Tessarollo
This collection consists of four physical outfits of a green colour palette and four digital outfits created on Clo3D, a 3D fashion design software. With this collection, Giorgia wants to show how digital fashion can overcome physical garment production.
Photos by Nixon Mukiza
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