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Day three of my report on assisting Mada van Gaans in London, translated from ELLE.nl

The final day of the Pop Up Space has come. Bas Kosters, Mada van Gaans and Mark ter Berg (Dutch Fashion Foundation) visited al sorts of company’s today. Unfortunately, Bas Kosters left this afternoon. After waving him goodbye, it was time for hard work. Getting inspiration in the big city of London, visiting department stores like Liberty and Selfridges and some appointments. 

In the afternoon we were honored with a visit by a London PR agency which represents lots of international topdesigners. At half past four, everybody was back in the store’s to make it a beautiful night.


All dressed up we were ready to welcome all the interested (and interesting) London folks. The Pop Up Space was filled with fashion-loving people. Press, photographers, stylists and St. Martins teachers: it was quite something.

The evening was ended by visiting Soho, where the streets were filled with hipsters and transvestites. After a couple of drinks it was time to go back to the hotel. The next that was going to be a busy one. Research, appointments and tapering the gallery.

Unfortunately, we are leaving again tomorrow. Back to Holland. Gosh, we will miss the fashionable, sparkling and polite London.

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Day 2 of my report from London during London Fashion Week 2010

Almost the entire day was spend in the gallery along with Mada van Gaans, Bas Kosters, Non by Kim and employees of the Dutch Fashion Foundation. The rainy weather did not stop us from exploring the well known Dover Street Market at the end of the day. Little did we know, that Dover Street Market was not that known by the folks on the streets, which made it a little harder to find.  Nevertheless, we were unstoppable.  

We were asthonished by the beautiful shops at Bondstreet (Mulberry! Miu Miu! Chanel!) and got overexited by the beautiful windows. Dover Street Market was a pleasure for the eye aswell. The beautiful garments by Comme des Garçons, Peter Pilotto, Azzedine Alaia, Hussein Chalayan and Lanvin in combination with the explicit shoes by Pierre Hardy got our creative minds work.  

When in London, you can’t go without at least one visit to a vintage store. Tired of strolling around through the rain, we took a cab to Brick Lane: a street filled with vintage shops and all sorts of cute restaurants and bars. And not just that, there were also lots of boutiques with a special range of diversity of labels like Margiela, Balenciage and more.  

Of course, we enjoyed a typical English meal once again (pizza…) we got into a biological Italian restaurant that was a interiour shop aswell. Along with the Dutch designers we enjoyed our very tasty light pizza. Mmm! 

All in all: a day in sign of research. Fabrics, labels, windows and stores where Dutch design would fit well!

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