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Dutch sustainable fashion in Berlin

After four full days of fashion frenzy, Berlin Fashion Week has come to an end. We’ve seen the usual VIP labels like MarcCain, Guido Maria Kretschmer and Baldessarini, in less than usual shows. We’ve seen fashion trade fairs and the latest collections exhibited in fancy locations, as well as in rundown buildings. After all, January is not so bad in Berlin: Germany’s biggest fashion event makes winter bearable.

The Germans know it, since they say that there’s no such thing as “cold weather”, there’s only “unsuitable clothing”. Their neighbours, the Dutch, must know it as well. Otherwise their street fashion wouldn’t be so fancy and… suitable, both in winter and any other season, as I find it. Have you ever been to the Netherlands? They have this sense of freedom when they put clothes on. It’s like their outfits look random, but there must be some rule about it, since the outcome seems freshly cut out from Vogue magazine. I mean, Berlin doesn’t do bad when it comes to fashion, but I always thought that the Dutch have that certain something in their fashion concepts.   

And my theory has proven to be valid at the Berlin Fashion Week this year. Designer Elsien Gringhuis, who won the Createurope award in Berlin, the Mittelmoda in Italy and the Green Fashion Award in the Netherlands, put on a show with timeless, clean and minimalistic creations. Studio Elsien Gringhuis is a high-end sustainable label. They work with organic fabrics (GOTS certified), they reduce waste to a maximum and produce 100% local.

I’ll let you decide if you like the designs. This is definitely eye-catching for me.

Photo credentials: Tse Kao




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2 replies »

  1. That’s funny because I have recently worked with a woman from the Netherlands here in the USA and she wears the coolest outfits. The Netherlanders seem to see art in everything.

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