MBFWA review: Said Mahrouf, master of minimal draperies

By Anna Portella The world’s elite league of fashion weeks are getting their catwalks ready to host the new FW17 collections over the following month – starting at New York and followed by London, Milan and Paris. However to witness rather uncommon, risky and less market-driven (and probably less budget) fashion concepts we should step back to second-raw platforms. For example, the 080…

A very intangible heritage

By Marijn Thijs, Ines Mette, Matthew Richards and Emily Howard A sausage roll. Clog making. Indonesian rice tables. Student societies. Mid-winter horn blowing. Four of these are recognised as fundamental aspects of Dutch culture, according to the Centre for Dutch Intangible Cultural Heritage, whilst one had to withdraw its application following reports of violence during…

Cynics in the ICC

By Alissea Melchiorre, Bala Chambers, Ines Mette, James Field   A day in the ICC: Never meet your Heroes It’s almost impossible to enter the ICC without being marvelled and inspired by what the international community has come together to build, in the name of justice, even in the gloomy rain and cloud covering The…

Groningen Starts Up for one Weekend

By Anna Portella Could you imagine powering your phone’s battery with the energy generated by your bike as you commute? A pedal power generator could be your Christmas present, if only you could add it into your Facebook’s “My wish list,” aimed to stop feeding your worst-ever-received-gifts catalogue, by sharing your preferences with your friends. Here are…

Grab your skates, as “Groningen on ice” returns.

By Bala Chambers The centre of Groningen will be transformed into an ice skating rink during the Xmas period. Those interested will able to don their skates from 26th November until 6th of January, confirmed a tourist information spokesman . The rink will open daily from 9am until 11pm, as  “Groningen on ice” takes over…