On Friday evening, July 14, Lizzy Stuyfzand won the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts Lighting 2017, the award-winning fashion talent. In a spectacular catwalk show, 14 fashion graduates presented their graduation collections to national and international fashion professionals. Lizzy Stuyfzand was chosen as the most promising talent of the Netherlands. Lizzy won the Lighting 2017 Award which was worth € 10,000, – made available by the Master Koetsier Foundation. The Audience Favorite Award, powered by Ten Cate, chosen by a select group of fashion professionals, went to Sarah Bruylant of AMFI. She received € 3,000.
Lizzy Stuyfzand presented her collection “Call me magpie” in which craft techniques and style came together. She managed to find the perfect balance between creativity, cheerfulness and authenticity. The international panel praised Lizzy for her research in Texel and Crafts.
The winner of the Lighting 2017 Award was chosen by a renowned international panel consisting of Zowie Broach (Head of Fashion Royal College of Art London), Federico Poletti (Sr. Editor Manintown, Vogue Italia and Seminar of Business Of Fashion), Philippe Pourhashemi (Freelance fashion writer, Contributor to A Shaded View on Fashion and Editor-at-Large for Fucking Young) and Floor Coal (Fashion Designer and Light 2010 participant. Previously she worked for Balenciaga and is now responsible for Lancel’s leather goods) . The panel was impressed with the level of the fourteen talents and chose Lizzy Stuyfzand as winner of the Lighting 2017 Award.
Lighting is the fashion industry award that has been awarded to the most promising fashion graduate in the Netherlands since 2007. The concept is simple: the greatest talents of the seven Dutch fashion academies present themselves in one central catwalk show to the critical fashion press and industry. Lighting is an initiative of FashionWeek Netherlands and HTNK fashion recruitment & consultancy and is supported by Meester Koetsier Foundation and Ten Cate.