Henriette Tilanus WINS LICHTING 2013 SUPPORTED BY G-STAR RAW
Amsterdam, July 16, 2013
In a spectacular Catwalk Show 13 Fashion Graduates presented their final collections to National and International Fashion Professionals. They chose Henriette Tilanus, who graduated from ArtEZ Institute of the Arts as the winner!
The ‘G-Star RAW Talent Award’, consisting of a cash prize of € 10.000, – and a
backstage experience during an international G-Star event, was presented by
Remco de Nijs, Brand Manager of G-Star RAW.
Henriette Tilanus showed her graduation collection ‘Let the dust settle in’, which was inspired by her style icon Lady Edith Sitwell, a British writer, known for her eccentricity.
Experimental textile processing featured in her collection: diamond applique on bleached denim, and abstract flower embroideries in plastic and precious beads. Her experiments have been incorporated into a modern collection with a fresh image – original and pronounced, but also portable.
The winner, Henriette, was chosen by a diverse group of Fashion Professionals from a leading international panel.
This year the panel included Alexander Fury
(The Independent fashion editor) Stefan Siegel (Founder & Director of Not Just a Label) Maarten van der Horst (Designer) and Robb Young (Strategic Fashion Consultant and Journalist).
“The concept is simple: the greatest talents of the seven Dutch fashion academies standing together in a central catwalk show to present themselves to the critical fashion press and industry”.
The Participating Schools Were As Follows:-
AMFI (Amsterdam Fashion Institute), ArtEZ (School of the Arts Arnhem), HKU
(School of the Arts), Royal Academy (Royal Academy of Arts
The Hague), ABKM (Academy of Fine Arts Maastricht), Gerrit Rietveld Academy
(Amsterdam), WDKA (Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam)