2 days after the VFNO Amsterdam
If you have wondered why it took me so long to confess away my fashion experience at the Vogue Fashion’s Night Out Amsterdam, the answer is easy. I was processing. The Vogue FNO is a unique event and is different every year in every fashion capital. Even more when it is the First One!
Like so many 1st times at news things, the Vogue FNO proved to be something new for everyone participating and attending.
The stores and staff where as prepared as they could to welcome the very much, or very little, styled-up visitors, in every age, height and look statement. The doors where open to all! The Vogue banners where equal to flashy arrows leading the way to this great event and ensuring that whoever passed by walking, biking or traming, would know this was a night not to miss.
- Watch out! The Style Bar was Raised!
I remember telling later that the percentage of truly stylish people was higher than I have seen before. Perfect heels, hats and long jackets showed up hanging on very attractive men and women. Maxi necklasses, glasses, watches, purses and clutches, earrings and hair pins and feathers where some among the great variety of accessories of choice to seal the look.
Man and Women showed up in style. And style they brought to this improvised catwalk where yellow NYC cabs showed up and suddenly… we were on 5th avenue!
- Music makes the people come together
Sings Madonna. Well on Sep. 13th, each store and brand set the tone of their fashion statement using music. Diesel, Emporio Armani, Burberry, Filippa K, among others, had their very own DJ’s mixing and matching hits while shoppers where mixing and matching the items they wanted to buy with the budget available.
Some people think that luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity. C.C.
Chanel. Michael Kors. Jimmy Choo. Lavin. Burberry. Ralph Lauren. Gucci. Massimo Dutti. Max Mara. Diesel. Salvatore Ferragamo. G-Star Raw. Viktor&Rolf. Cartier. Bulgari. Escada. Louis Vuitton. Hermés. Azzurro. Chopard. Lacoste and so many others made sure that this night we were reminded of what luxury is all about. It is not affordable by all. It is not for all. But it is undeniable that all of us walking by Van Baerlestraat and P.C. Hooftstraat, coming in and out of the stores, carrying – if nothing else – the shiny glasses of sparkly Moet&Chandon, felt a bit closer to this magic world where fabric, color, shapes and sizes can make you feel sexy, important, special, confident, talented, elegant… and beautiful.
As for the Vogue Fashion’s Night Out… Amsterdam, be proud, you did good!
We shared a glamorous night. Thank you for having me.