Amsterdam, Sophisticated fashion, Season synergy and the amazing Aziz Bekkaoui

       Unlike in Paris, Amsterdam shows are usually not followed by sales in showrooms. Many clothes by Dutch designers are not even produced, but regularly borrowed by actresses and described only in fashion magazines. Amsterdam Fashion Week is the only fashion event that is not exclusively open to professionals, and I am so extremely happy and content with this fact as I could enjoy one of my most amazing Friday nights between amazing models, make-up artists, brilliant Dutch artists and beautiful artistic people.

      Another highlight of the Fashion-Week in Amsterdam was the show of Aziz Bekkaoui, his models down the runway wearing all black, exposing his collection of beautifully made lace dresses and sweaters with leather lace-up sleeves, ​​from high quality fabrics.

        He is one of the Dutch designers who has at his shows and presentations, in the front row, the royal dutch family : King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima. In other words the Dutch-Moroccan artist Aziz Bekkaoui is the fame of the Dutch designers, and despite of all his talents and international fame he remained modest. Bekkaoui  has been active in fashion for almost 20 years and he won the Amsterdam Price of Arts, which he truly deserved. Artist of the year in 2007 for innovative design, he created and designed for stage, opera and dance performances. You could admire his creations in various museums in the inland and abroad in New York.
       Today I can help you admire his Autumn/Winter collection from the MBFWA, a collection that has the multicultural influence of Amsterdam and a show full of style and street fashion combinations.
Enjoy the catwalk show in pictures!

         Very important about the clothes he designs, they don't wrinkle and they are machine washable and above all they look comfortable and warm. One of my favorite elements he used was the black lace and on his catwalk both men and women wore lace. This collection was largely black but here and there you can spot a bit of golden, red, white and grey and even khaki.

       One of my favorite outfits! Except the hat, as I don't want to wear real fur and strongly believe only beautiful animals should wear (their) fur.
A special collection: bomber jackets, hats, caps, scarves, long gloves, sturdy boots and leather pants were smoothly mixed with festive skirts and dresses, luxurious fur and black lace. 

        Now is the time to take a look backstage and check out the make-up for this amazing collection. A nod to decadent sex-appeal, dark based brown and reds, Gothic lips everywhere with dramatic effects. An intense dark red that was popping up everywhere lately, from the runway to the red carpet. I simply loved his choice of dramatic lips for his collection. Nothing more perfect than rich, velvety wine lips assorted at his black lace. His models were rocking the dark burgundy lips on the stage, and they did it so perfect, with a little bit of black liner around the eyes. A dark lip is a powerful, impactful look, and genuine retro appeal as you can see it in the backstage pictures.
                 ...........and no, none of the male models wore lipstick, just black lace.
I really loved the make-up with this collection, and I hope soon I will have enough time to re-create an inspiring make-up look with dark vampy lips and black lace. I always wanted to do something like that and now I have extra motivation.

If you liked Aziz Bekkaoui and what he creates, you can take a look on his official site and web-shop at I am not affiliated with this artist and I also do not try to make you purchase his fashion items or creations, but I deeply admire his work and his genius.
For the end of this post I have a very special, sensual picture with one of his models wearing a spectacular black lace dress with an open back. Thank you for your visit and presence on this blog.

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