Although cities like Paris and Milan are better known where fashion is concerned, Holland has claimed a serious stake in the fashion design world. This is demonstrated by the Amsterdam International Fashion Week, which is held twice a year in Amsterdam.
In addition to the big fashion houses that now like to present their designs in Amsterdam, AIFW devotes a lot of attention to young upcoming talent. There are many catwalk shows (most by invitation only) but Amsterdam also hosts the Downtown event with a range of exhibitions, parties and other fashion-related happenings.
AIFW Amsterdam is held on Westergasterrein but fashion-oriented events can be found throughout the city of Amsterdam. If you love fashion, you definitely want to be there!