Amsterdam, as we all know, has always been an important hub within the fashion world. It’s home to young, talented and ambitious designers who are changing the design space as we know it. Iconic designers such as Sabine Staartjes, Studio Jux, Rika, United Nude, to name a few, are fashion icons whose unique work, ethics and vision continues to captivate audiences worldwide. We meticulously curated a list of the most influential designers from Amsterdam.
Rem D. Koolhaas and Galahad Clark (a seventh-generation shoemaker), together founded UNITED NUDE in 2003. It’s a representation of innovation at the intersection of fashion and architecture. Each product is inspired by possibilities offered by movement, colours, and materials.
Monday to Saturday, 11 am – 6 pm & Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm
Address: Molsteeg 10, 1012 SM
The designers at Rain Couture go by two philosophies – “Embrace the Seasons” and “A Conscious wardrobe”. They aim to create pieces for all seasons that are versatile and last a lifetime!
Monday to Friday, 11 am – 6 pm & Saturday, 12 noon – 5 pm
Address: Utrechtsestraat 106, 1017 VS
The word ‘jux’ simply means ‘fun’ or ‘having a laugh’ in German. The core idea and concept of this studio is also backed by this thought. The founders of Studio Jux believe that fashion indeed should be enjoyable and fun for everyone.
Tuesday to Saturday, 11 am – 6 pm & Sunday – Monday, 12 noon – 6 pm
Address: Ceintuurbaan 252, 1072 GH
A winner of The Golden Button in 2014, for best designer, Elle award for Best Accessory Brand and Prize of Honour Award, Rika stands to be one of the most poised designers Amsterdam has to offer. She aims to create timeless pieces that will age beautifully. The idea is to have a piece of clothing in your closet that will never have an expiry date. Each piece is carefully constructed and never over-designed, keeping its relevance in mind.
Tuesday to Friday, 11 am – 6 pm & Saturday, 11 am – 5 pm
Address: Oude Spiegelstraat 12, 1016 BM
Marlies Otten, the founder of RUM, actively promotes slow fashion. She believes that if we cautiously take a look at the origin of our garments, the world would be a better place.
Monday to Sunday, 11 am – 6 pm
Address: Huidenstraat 11, 1016 ER
An interesting multi-brand store that stocks notable brands like Isabel Marant and Atwood. Thoughtfully curated collections that exude the luxury of comfort in ones clothes and accessories
Wednesday to Friday, 11 am – 6 pm & Saturday, 12 noon – 5 pm
Address: Herengracht 228, 1016 BT
Written by Bijuri Shah
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