Diversity Fashion Week Sneak Peek Edition Winter Wonder Land Inspired By The Movie “Alice Through The Looking Glass”.
Despite the current pandemic we in we felt the need to still pull through with this edition this year. All the designers have worked hard on new collections and had the chance to showcase their beautiful work via our platform to still be seen and recognized. All the models have put in great effort and slayed the catwalk once again. With the smallest possible team, the most inclusive fashion party in the Netherlands was recorded at EFE Venue in Amsterdam.
This edition was inspired by the movie Alice Through the looking glass and was a sneak peek of our Winter Wonder Land edition for next year. 15 designers national and international showcased their designs during the show.
Some designs were specially made for our theme. One of the designers Stephastique states “Alice is the ultimate muse. She is not afraid to look at her reflection in the mirror and be herself. She struggles for the one she loves. That is why the collection is inspired by the movie “Alice Through the Looking Glass”. The collection is characterized by expressive prints, colors, manipulation of fabrics, and recycling. The combination of colors and special materials resulted in expressive outfits that could have been worn by the eccentric characters from the film. The collection is about being able to look at yourself in the mirror and be proud of who you see. But it is also intended to hold up a mirror to the viewer about the consumer society in which we live”.
In addition, designer Steven Blanco known for his hand-painted artworks on clothing to produce unique and timeless items with emotional depth has made a timeless collection based on “Alice Through the looking glass” movie.
We are happy to still pull this off and are excited to show you the results. Diversity and inclusion matter and we are happy that the designers took part in our extraordinary show and worked with our diversity models!
No matter your size, skin color, religion, or if you have a disability. You are beautiful ❤️…
Our mission is to show the world that beauty is not set in one standard but radiates through
embracing our different features.
The full show can be seen on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fwvJnLQh7I Designers : Mystic Fantasy Creations, Zalure, DUC, Natureza Brasileira by Josh, NBO designs, ANNIGJE, MI&ANN, Paulinas Friends, Steven Blanco, Urbanella, MarosEtti bags, Stephastique, Designhoeden Myra, Khadija Faraj, Udoka Eijofor.
Founder & CEO : Sensemielja Letitia Sumter
Photography Team : Marcel Schwab, Cornelis Blokbergen, Marzenka Kwintera, Mike Pasarella
Videoteam : Darksentientofficial – Jean Evan de Waele
Venue : EFE
Makeup artists: Seductive Glamor, Bloomingroses, Vanessa Martis, Sylvia Mercera, Daniela
Hairstylists : Farley Angelo Maasdamme, Abigael Fabienne, Kymaira Ceder, Kris van Laerhoven
Stylists by: Bfashionacadamy
ROMY HEERE – PHOTOGRAPHER: ELLEN VAN DOORN
Romy Heere – Photographer: Ellen van Doorn
ROMY HEERE – PHOTOGRAPHER: SARA LI
ROMY HEERE – PHOTOGRAPHER: PIP
DAISY VAN DER VEEN AND SENSEMIELJA
PHOTOGRAPHER: MARCEL SCHWAB
MYSTIC FANTASY CREATIONS PHOTOGRAPHERS: CORNELIS BLOKBERGEN AND MARCEL SCHWAB
DESIGNER: STEVEN BLANCO — PHOTOGRAPHER BY: CORNELIS BOLKBERGEN
Designer: Steven Blanco — Photography By: Cornelis Blokbergen
DESIGNER: UDOKA EIJOFOR – PHOTOGRAPHER: MARCEL SCHWAB
Designer: Udoka Eijofor – Photographer: Marcel Schwab
ENYA – PHOTOGRAPHER: MORGANE GIELEN – STYLING BY: SENSEMIELJA LETITIA SUMTER
Enya – Photographer: Morgane Gielen – Styling By: Sensemielja Letitia Sumter
EVELINE : PHOTOGRAPHER BERTUS DE LEEUW
Eveline : Photographer Bertus de Leeuw
EVELINE – PHOTOGRAPHER: NANCY SCHOENMAKERS
Eveline – Photographer: Nancy Schoenmakers
JERRY LUXENBURG – PHOTOGRAPHER: MARZENKA KWINTERA
Jerry Luxenburg – Photographer: Marzenka Kwintera
JERRY LUXEMBURG – PHOTOGRAPHER: MIKE PASARELLA
Jerry Luxemburg – Photographer: Mike Pasarella
FASHION SHOW PRODUCER & EVENT MANAGER
Experience Diversity Fashion Week 1 November 2020
A real shout out to the organization of Diversity fashion week, my part of this large production was meanly coordinating backstage and choreographing the fashion shows with exciting professional models for all fifteen emerging designers.
More than twelve years professional in the fashion industry, Jerry Luxenburg began his career in Rotterdam. Breaking the boundaries between fashion, and art and finding beautiful architecture to decorate venues. Jerry Luxenburg has an extensive background in high fashion event productions. International fairs, fashion brands, and designers frequently ask him for his unique show production style.
Jerry Luxenburg is not only welcome as a fashion show producer, and B2B event manager amongst his title but he includes also a pr manager, fashion consultant, and collection stylist for several international fashion art fairs and fashion designers.
He operates on an international level and organizes fashion shows and exhibitions where designers from all over the world will be invited to present their work and also will be introduced to the professional network and press. Jerry Luxenburg collaborations will promote transparency and diversity amongst designers on an international level.
In the meantime Jerry Luxenburg will execute 2021 more than twenty video clips, Jerry will deliver clothing and accessories for artists and models for the music record labels.
In 2020 and 2021 Jerry will be executed several designer shows in Germany Dusseldorf, Serbia Belgrade, and Ukraine for the Odesa Fashion Week. Jerry is also invited in February by the largest
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