Dear Shaded Viewers,

Can we say there’s a thriving creative fashion movement called ANPAA (Antwerp, Paris, and one “A” for Amsterdam)? With the demise of the COBRA avant-garde movement (Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam) maybe this will become the defining acronym of the era!

The Paris/Amsterdam link was on display at the S/S15 showcase of Paris based VETEMENTS. Their deconstructive women’s garments invaded six of their favorite retailers across the globe, with the showcase event, SPRMRKT, appearing in the influential city of Amsterdam.

With Dutch national media announcing the end of the skinny jean this week, Amsterdam’s SPRMRKT showed that have already moved forward, teaming up with VETEMENTS for their exclusive distribution. In doing so they announced their investment in the future with VETEMENTS now appearing alongside other influential international design leaders such as Yang-Li, Boris Bidjan Saberi, Y/Project, Julius, Marques ‘ Almeida and G


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