• ABOUT LICHTING

Lichting

 

The concept of ‘Lichting’ is simple: the best academy graduates of one year in one central catwalk show. In the audience are the 700 most important people for the next step in their careers: fashion journalists and influential stylists, ready to spot the next big thing; CEO’s and design managers on the look-out for talent; and the all-important players-behind-the-scenes, all eager to see what the nation’s academies have brought forth this year.

 

Lichting was founded in 2007 to bridge the gap between the academies and students on the one side and the talent-hungry fashion industry on the other. Lichting brings together the very best of each of Holland’s seven fashion academies. As a result, Lichting is one of the most highly principled fashion events in the Netherlands, both in terms of quality and representation.

 

Lichting is a project of HTNK Fashion Recruitment & Consultancy and Amsterdam FashionWeek

 

 

Last year’s winner is Danial Aitouganov of the Amsterdam Fashion Institute in 2015 it was Nikki Duijst of the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, in 2014 it was Bastian Visch also of the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, 2013’s winner was Henriëtte Tilanus of ArtEZ, 2012’s winner was Yvonne Kwok of AMFI Amsterdam Fashion Institute. The 2011 winner was Sanne Schepers of ArtEZ and the 2010 winner was Marije de Haan of the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. The Belgian Ann Boogaerts from the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts took the prize in 2009, Anneloes van Osselaer of AMFI Amsterdam Fashion Institute in 2008, and Ivo Mittelmijer of ArtEZ was the first one to ever win the prize in 2007.

 

Both decision makers within the audience and a professional international panel of fashion connaisseurs will decide who receives the Lichting award.