The 2016 Global Denim Awards will take place in Amsterdam on October 26. About 11 designers will present their looks to a panel of international denim experts. Among the 2016 participants are Marina van Dieren and Christina Albrecht, known for their gender neutral designs. They create new surface designs, weaving and manipulation techniques, while working form a zero waste perspective.
Marius Op’t Enyde launched his own London-based menswear brand, Marius Petrus, in 2012. The designer is known for graphic shapes, intense colors and high-tech materials. Designers Gianluca Ferracin and Andrea Masato use gender as a study of forms, volumes and lengths to create gender neutral clothing.
Calik is a designer from Turkey who has established her own urban underground brand, highly influenced by music, art history and anthropology. Designer Anbasja Blanken has founded her own trouser line Ala Blanka and Tess Van Zalinge’s debut label links lingerie and outerwear.
Lisa Konno and Karin Vlug run their own respective labels from a boat in Amsterdam’s harbor. The duo collaborated on Collect—a garment that allows multiple interpretations and stylings. The pair embrace a zero-waste philosophy, and construct smart apparel that dodges classic fashion norms. Designer Deniz Gür is known for his minimalistic designs that cater to working women.