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Amsterdam Fashion Week kicks off

The first day of the 18th edition of Amsterdam Fashion Week, has kicked off on Wednesday evening with an amazing show.

A fabulous mix of designers, buyers, fashion professionals, businesspeople, journalists and photographers was presented front row. Amsterdam Fashion Institutes iNDiViDUALS opened the night with their ravishing collection followed by redheads and the dark-side of The People of the Labyrinths (POTL). iNDiViDUALS, the platform for fashion creativity which features a changing collective of young creative­­.

The 21 students of the Amsterdam Fashion Institute exceeded themselves with a sublime collection. The time has come to confidently step forward. Blonde models appeared in a strong collection with many asymmetry silhouettes, amazing headpieces and beautifully made, handcrafted pieces.

In the exact one hour between iNDiViDUALS and POTL, creative designer Jacob Kok showed his mini exhibition in collaboration with The Sims. At 21.00 PM, Hans and Geert, the founders and designers of POTL had the honour to be the closing show of the opening night. Amsterdam Fashion Weeks’ programme director Carlo Wijnands looks back at a fantastic start of the 18th edition of Amsterdam Fashion Week.

The catwalk schedule for the 18th edition of Amsterdam Fashion Week, that takes place from Friday the 18th through Sunday the 27th of January 2013. With no less than 35 fashion shows taking place in the Gashouder building and the Transformatorhuis on the Westergasfabriek, this years edition will break all existing records. Both talented, starting fashion designers and designers with a longer track record will show their new collections on the catwalk and propagate the quality and versatility of the Dutch fashion industry.

Curious to see more of the Uptown AFW programme? Tune in at to view the livestream directly from the catwalk.