The winner of the Clarks Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2014 in Amsterdam, selected during the first fashion catwalk shoes show Saturday January 25th, is Dutch Shoe Designer Janine van den Bosch.
10 nominated designers created a private collection of three pairs of shoes (women/men), in which his/her personal style and identity as a designer is clearly visible. And a pair of shoes, based on the ‘Bombay Lights’ pump from Clarks. These unique designs were presented for the first time during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Amsterdam.
The participating designers:
Amber Ambrose Aurèle – Deniz Terli – Dora Kloppenburg – Titia Keuning – Janine van den Bosch – Kina Helm – Laura de Weijer – Lieke de Koning – Milou Hillegers & Leonie Huinink.
The jury (Carlo Wijnands/Programme Director Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam, Geraldien Prud’homme/editor in chief Schoenvisie, Liza Snook/owner Virtual Shoe Museum and Judith van Kaathoven/marketingmanager Clarks) selected the winner and at the end of the show style icon and shoe lover Victoria Koblenko announced Janine van den Bosch as the winner of the Clarks Shoe Design Award 2014.
The catwalk models were dressed by the leg and bodywear brand Oroblu.
Dutch Shoe Academy
The Dutch Shoe Academy is the center of expertise for leather and shoes for both the Netherlands and its neighboring countries. This is the place in the Netherlands where you can learn in full width. The trade of shoemaker and saddler the Dutch Shoe Academy has a long history of training in the field of footwear and leather processing technology.
The strength of the Dutch Shoe Academy is the high-level knowledge of shoe technology, leather processing, shoe fit and design.
In the Dutch Shoe Academy you will learn everything about shoes and leather: traditional and innovative techniques for designing, making and repairing shoes, leather goods and saddles, knowledge of anatomy, fit and various core brands of audiences and markets.
Photo: Amsterdam Fashion Week