The premiere of CFD| COLOGNE FASHION DAYS 2014, a three-day trade fair for fashion enthusiasts, took place in THE NEW YORKER | DOCK.ONE in Cologne-Mülheim (Germany) from 14 till 16 November.
Part of the programme was about the 4th edition of COLOGNE CATWALK that featured a selection of seven CFD participants in which a professional jury awarded Dutch duo Chris van den Elzen & Judith van Vliet with Cologne Catwalk Award 2014.
The guest country for Cologne Fashion Days 2014 was the Netherlands and FASHIONCLASH was invited to present emerging Dutch designers.
Within the "Think Dutch Space”, diversity, innovation and creativity of Dutch fashion design was on display. The presentation showcased fashion in the broadest sense of the word, next to fashion design there was shoe design, textile design and accessories.
The selection of designers included award winning talents like Liselore Frowijn (Prix Chloé at Hyères International Festival de la Mode 2014) and shoe designer Deniz Terli (MUUSE x VogueTalents Award). Furthermore the visitors could discover fashion by Joelle Boers, Ebby Port, Sanne Jansen and menswear design of Mevan Kaluarachchi and Jivika Biervliet.
Judith van Vliet and Chris van den Elzen, the Cologne Catwalk Award winners joined forces with success at FASHIONCLASH Festival 2014 and now they showed their collaboration work at Cologne Fashion Days.
On Saturday, November 16 the forth edition of Cologne Catwalk featured show presentations from seven labels including House of Chang / Chang13, Bour, Birke van Maartens, Judith van Vliet x Chris van den Elzen and Jivika Biervliet in collaboration with designer Peter Hsieh and shoe designer Ruben Lekkerkerker.
For the first edition Cologne Fashion Days proved potential for becoming an interesting platform in Cologne.