HOW COOL IS THAT | FEBRUARY 2018
We bring you each month our coolest places to go, the food we love and experiences we enjoy. We will also share with you news about inspiring artists, designers and entrepreneurs. Here the list of our 5 February favourites:
EVAN Menswear | Rotterdam
Monday, February 5th, it finally happened, the spectacular comeback of designer Evaa Kuik! Her EVAN Menswear fashion show was a great success. Young, daring, controversial as ever, but also colourful and hopeful under the theme of ’The Cry Baby Club’. The idea was to create a new collection not only for men but for the first time also for women. The concept, based on the fascination of the designer for youth cultures, who define their style by outspoken designs in clothes and accessories. At the same time, the collection is an ode to all powerful men and women who have given the designer inspiration during the time of her illness and to fellow sufferers who struggle with the same disease. An impressive label with a strong story-telling.
Special thanks to a wonderful team, voordekunst crowdfunders, models, agencies and all lovely people who helped to create this successful production for EVAN Menswear. Partners: Press: Twenty8 PR Location: Sir Adam Hotel Show production: Guido Leurs Catwalk direction & styling: Julieta Piacenza Vanderhoeven PA: Tashira Wouden Set: Savannah Staphorsius Evana Kuik HMU: FAB For all beauty Visagie & Haarstyling, SRM make-up & brows, @Esmee Visage, Naomi Nagelkerken Knitwear: Jacqueline Auwema Music: @SoundsLikeBeats Photography: Aron Beijl, Marco Daniel Silva Video: VideoBird, Shoes & socks: Mascolori, JC Brands fashion agency Graphic Design: Evana Kuik & Discover my City Light design: Sound2Light Made possible by: Sir Adam Hotel, Delilah Cosmetics, Voordekunst, VSBfonds, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Kunstgrasnet.nl, Propress Steamers, Evian, Solan de Cabras, Bickery Food Group
Videobird | Amsterdam
Looking for a professional film crew, creative video production, and concept development company? Based in Amsterdam, the Videobird professionals are great creative minds who think along in creating the best imaging and storytelling possible. For Floris Modderman, co-founder and owner of Videobird, the video is his message as a picture is worth ten thousand words. Take a look at their portfolio and who knows, Videobird will fly your way!
Evian Fruits & Plants | Évian-les-Bains
Combining natural mineral water from the Alps with a unique pairing of fruit and delicate botanicals is a pretty perfect match! These new Evian flavours come in a beautiful water drop shaped bottle with a concept really focusing on nature fusions. Each of the three flavours mixes one fruit with one plant. The pink bottle is Rose and Grape, yellow is Lemon & Elderflower and red is Raspberry & Verbana. And as much I loved the red bottle and totally on board with every single one of those flavours, I’m a pink lover. Also amazing as a cocktail – gin with lemon, creme de cassis and some of the Evian grape & rose water. Love it! Which flavour is your favourite?
Propress – UK
It is great to learn how a Propress professional steamer makes life so much easier backstage at a fashion show. With over 30 years of manufacturing their top of the range steamers, Propress has built a great reputation in the fashion industry. Their great amount of success is also due to their experience in a variety of fabrics, not just clothing. Silk, leather, carpet and even lampshades, they are able to offer their quality services to many different clients and adapt to their every need. The brands’ founder, Brian Fillery, was a fashion agent who saw first hand how vital it was to remove the creases from fabric, so garments are displayed in the best fashion. Brands worldwide have recognized how great Propress steamers are and they now export to over 30 countries on 5 continents.
MORE | Propress | Photo: Propress UK
Delilah Cosmetics | Amsterdam
Did you know that Delilah Cosmetics is born out of friendship, a passion for cosmetics and the desire to help women of all ages to look and feel beautiful? This new British brand is very easy to love! One of the new products we’re thrilled about is the Pure Light the Collection. Pure Light is a remarkably illuminating and brightening powder, giving soft, multi-dimensional radiance to any skin tone. This luxurious boxed kit contains 3 beautiful pressed powders: Lunar to brighten, Solar to bronze and Aura to illuminate. It comes with a beautiful brush which is the perfect size and shape to apply the powders either all over or on targeted areas. All three shades work on all skins to achieve an incredibly flattering, soft radiant glow, bronze sheen and illuminate and brighten the complexion. The micro-fine formula is super blendable making application effortless for a luminous and fabulous result. All Delilah Cosmetics are paraben free and dermatologically tested. Find out more at the flag store in Amsterdam or at SRM Make-Up & Brows Rotterdam.
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