Fashion in Business networks in Paleis Het Loo

Jan Taminiau, Esther Dorhout Mees and Nicole Uniquole conduct round table discussion ‘Royal tastes of the past and contemporary Dutch design’

10 JUNE 2014, AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
Summary
Last Friday Fashion in Business undertook an exclusive visit to two royal fashion exhibitions at Paleis Het Loo. The members of the business network were inspired by 'Royal Showpieces' and 'Grace Kelly' and talked about translating trends in fashion and design to the business world. One of the guest speakers was Jan Taminiau, winner of the Grand Seigneur in 2014 and designer of several pieces for Queen Maxima. FashionWeek Nederland and ABN AMRO, the initiators of Fashion in Business, royally entertained the guests with a horse-drawn tram.

In addition to Jan Taminiau, fashion designer Esther Dorhout Mees and Nicole Uniquole, curator and creator of the exhibition Royal Showpieces, participated in the discussion. Under Nannet van der Kleijn’s leadership, they spoke with the attendees about ‘royal tastes of the past and contemporary Dutch design.’

Throughout the year Fashion in Business meets about eight times during the biggest fashion-related events in the Netherlands, such as Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam and the Dutch Design Week. The network meetings are designed to share knowledge and to generate new business and always include a fashion presentation, such as a catwalk show or an exhibition visit.

The next event is ‘Keys to Success’ on the final day of the Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam (Monday, 14 July). Here, experts will debate with each other about the crossovers between clicks and bricks and the streamlining of the fashion supply chain. They thus seek to identify developments which will lead to cost savings and increased revenue for fashion entrepreneurs. The event this year is in the form of a dinner with presentations between courses, followed by a visit to the spectacular catwalk show by Marga Weimans. 

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