When I was in high school, we used to stage what was called a ‘fashion show’; ‘show’ being the operative word because as participants/aspiring designers we really put effort into the entertainment aspect of the entire thing. Elaborate and fanciful themes, fire spitting jugglers, monkeys swinging off ceilings; you know that sort of thing. Sometimes the theatrics worked to enhance the garments on display while other times, it completely detracted from them… try competing with a swinging monkey for attention and see how well that works out for you. Some of the shows at the Amsterdam Fashion Week reminded me of those high school fashion shows. The designers weren’t merely giving you a collection on models walking down a runway. They were giving you a collection on models walking down a runway while a sexy violinist plays an impressive piece amidst the smoke that’s just been emitted and completely filled the stage; and then a gigantic 3D sun which looks more like a volcanic ball of fire that’s set to explode and finally bring to pass the Apocalypse 2012! But, I digress. Back to the collection at hand, Karssenberg Greidanus.