Models above water in world's first floating fashion week in Amsterdam

29 May 2013 / 3 years 4 months ago

Source: Diva Asia Photos, Reuters, AFPAMSTERDAM - The world's first fashion week on water opened on May 21 in a sightseeing boat along Netherland's famed canals.Models paraded in lingerie by French label Maison Close, and showcased designs by couterier Sheila de Vries and Anna Grigorian, reported The Malta Independent.De Vries has designed clothes for Netherlands' former queen Beatrix since 2003, and was named Dutch Designer of the Year in 2012.The event was not without some drama, however, as the show was momentarily interrupted by activists protesting for the improvement of women's rights.According to the paper, the floating fashion week is dedicated to the newly-crowned king and queen of the Netherlands, whose coronations took place on April 30.The backdrop of the show is the 17th century canal ring area in Amsterdam, which celebrates its 400th anniversary this year, said organisers.

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