Here in The Hague, an international fashion city in the making, we have to content with just the Shopping Night
Unfortunately this time I could not go out and see what was going on in the city centre where all the activities were concentrated, but John of the Hollywood to Holland kept me updated and wrote a great review. You can read it here
As John pointed out the night attracted big crowds of people but was not on the level of the previous two editions. Well, with all the construction going on it is little wonder.
The retail landscape in The Hague is a charming store richer. Sjaak Hullekes menswear is now officially open in Denneweg. What started as a temporary outlet for the Residence de la Modelast December is now a full-fledged boutique with a complete range including separates, suits, underwear and some accessories.
You bet! It is not just peace, justice, politics and diplomacy here. There are many other facets to The Hague.
The Hague international city. The Hague creative city. The Hague fashion city…
And now The Hague film city. City’s marketing department is simply spewing out ideas. All in an effort to change the perception that The Hague is a boring city of civil servants and bureaucrats where nothing happens.
Local authorities are rolling out red carpet to film directors and producers. Not only are they welcomed with open embrace, they benefit from fast and easy filming permits procedures and all logistical support. A special film commissioner appointed in 2010 makes sure that there no hiccups in the process.
Life has been good to Michael Barnaart van Bergen, the choucou of the Hague fashion scene. He is young, talented, good looking and very successful. Named The Hague fashion ambassador 2010 he has had an impressive rise through the fashion ranks in the Netherlands scoring participation in the Millionaires Fair, museum exhibitions, celebrity dressing, TV appearances.