It’s always been a mystery to us Three in a Crowd-girls why every country in Europe has a Topshop store, except the Netherlands…….but finally our prayers have been answered, because there will be a Dutch store in the near future! Our gossip sources name two locations: Amsterdam and/or Rotterdam, but it seems Rotterdam is more likely. No further information yet, so a bit of the mystery continues……
Topshop Spring 2010 (source: Topshop.com)
It’s an exciting day to be a Dutch girl(or fashionable boy of course-but i’m speaking for myself)!
John Galliano’s spring summer 2009 haute couture collection for Dior is inspired by the great masters of the Dutch school.. as the style of Dutch 17th century painters commonly is refered to. They include Rembrandt van Rijn, Frans Hals, Johannes Vermeer, Antoon van Dyck en Jan Steen.
The inspiration oozes off the clothes, some of which look like they stepped out of famous paintings such as Vermeers milkmaid(see below) and went to a fancy dress party in 1959.
The motifs and shades of the world famous Delft blue porcelain showed themselves in trimmings of some of the dresses.
the Dutch tulip from the Dutch golden age paintings was there too…
Rembrandt’s Jewish Bride