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THE GENTLE(WO)MAN

CR-VISION INTRODUCES: THE GENTLE(WO)MAN

 

Women are starting to look like men and vice versa.


THE ANONYMOUS HIPSTER

CR-VISION INTRODUCES: THE ANONYMOUS HIPSTER

 

The new aged hipster is +45 years old, could be slightly overweight, not that fast anymore and starting to hear not so sharp….


Global Denim Awards 2015

SEE OUR VISION @ The Global Denim Awards 2015

Last Thursday the second Global Denim Awards were held in Amsterdam. This time the Zuiveringshal at the Westergasfabriek coloured indigo blue and was filled with all types of denim enthusiast’s.

 


EXPERIENCE DAY 2015

C.A.S.T. Experience day was a day full of inspiration, information, presentations and workshops specifically for shop staff. Yours truly was there to host various events throughout the day.


FOODIE HOTSPOTS

CR-VISION INTRODUCES: FOODIE HOTSPOTS IN BERLIN

 

On our way to Germany we made a stop in Berlin eager to explore the new Foodie Hot spots and of course do some sightseeing as well.


STEFANIA

SEE OUR VISION: STEFANIA FOOTWEAR

 

There is a new brand in town: Stefania


VOGUE FASHION'S NIGHT OUT 2015

SEE OUR VISION: VOGUE FASHION’S NIGHT OUT 2015

 

The annual Vogue Fashion’s Night Out was held yesterday in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. And of course we were there to capture this great event!


URBAN OUTFITTERS ROTTERDAM 2015

SEE OUR VISION: OPENING URBAN OUTFITTERS ROTTERDAM

 

Finally! Urban Outfitters opened their doors in Rotterdam....and of course we were there!


ISLN 2015

SEE OUR VISION: ISLN 2015

 

Last weekend CR-VISION was one of the exhibitors at C.A.S.T. during the International Shoe & Leather Trade Market. This is one of the most comprehensive exhibitions in the Netherlands where shoe, handbag and accessories are displayed.


CR-VISION @ C.A.S.T. TREND EVENT 2015

SEE OUR VISION: The C.A.S.T. Trend Event 2015

 

Last week CR-VISON held an annual Trend Event at the C.A.S.T. Trade Market for Shoes, Bags and Accessories. The event was open to all retailers, brands and (fashion)agents. for inspiration and information regarding the latest Spring/Summer 2016 trends.


CR-VISION ON BRAND: KIIMS

TRENDING: KIIMS

 

A fashion label by Kim Strijd, KIIMS is a label for the fashion conscious woman. Original designs, luxurious fabrics and fine details make every one of her garments unique.


CR-VISION ON INTERIOR NEON LIGHTS

TRENDING: NEON LIGHTS

 

It’s all about the lights!


CR-VISION ON RETAIL: ANNA+NINA

TRENDING: ANNA+NINA

 

A store that has been that has been catching our eye more and more is ANNA + NINA in Amsterdam. We recently have been in a couple of times looking for unique items for our homes.


CR-VISION INTRODUCING: SNEAK UP

SEE OUR VISION ON: SNEAKERS

 

Pop on your sneakers and that perfect dress!


CR-VISION INTRODUCING: DENISE'S CHOICE FRESHLY FROZEN

CR-VISION INTRODUCES: Freshly Fish

 

Do you prefer fresh or frozen fish?

 

My first answer was: fresh! It makes me shiver to buy fish at the local supermarket. But as I visited Scheveningen and the harbor, I was proven wrong. I’ll tell you why.


CR-VISION INTRODUCING: SNEAKERNESS AMSTERDAM

CR-VISION INTRODUCES: Sneakerness Amsterdam

This weekend all the sneakerfreakers gathered at the NDSM in Amsterdam. This two-day event was bigger then it ever had been before. It was the place for sneakerexhibitions, -selling, -cleaning and -buying.


ROLLING KITCHENS WEEKENDER AMSTERDAM

CR-VISION INTRODUCES: Rolling Kitchens Weekender in Amsterdam

 

Five days of food, food and food! Seventy-five foodtrucks offered the most divers and delicious meals and snacks. The perfect opportunity for CR-Visionairs to spot some great style!


CR-VISION INTRODUCING: DENISE'S CHOICE HAPPY DIET

CR-VISION INTRODUCES: Denise's Choice Happy Diet

Uhoh! The Sun…diet or no diet? Let's go for the HAPPY DIET!

 


CR-VISION ON TREND: ANKLE STRAP HEELS

TRENDING: ANKLE STRAP HEELS

 

Are you done with the busty old winter shoes?


CR-VISION INTRODUCING: THE SEXUALS

SEE OUR VISION ON: THE SEXUALS

Have you layed your eyes on them? Men dressed in denim, leather and flannel with trendy beards. Or the well-dressed, well-groomed and not afraid of a lotion man? Well besides the lumbersexual and the metrosexual you can also drool over the ubersexual, retrosexual and technosexual, ............


DENIM DAYS 2015

SEE OUR VISION ON: AMSTERDAM DENIM DAYS

 

This week Amsterdam is turning blue. And not just any type of blue… Indigo blue. For the second year in a row, Amsterdam is home to the Denim Days. This week there are all kinds of events hosted throughout the city.


CR-VISION INTRODUCING: DENISE'S CHOICE INSPIRING NATURAL PRODUCTS

CR-VISION INTRODUCES: INSPIRING NATURAL PRODUCTS

 

Just came back from the largest organic show in Europe. Amazing what kind of new products are developed in a year time! THE ORGANIC FOOD AND NON FOOD INDUSTRY IS BOOMING!


CR-VISION INTRODUCING: SLEEPWALKERS

SEE OUR VISION ON: SLEEPWALKERS

 

Because sometimes you just want to spend the day in your pajama's...


CR-VISION INTRODUCING: APPROVED SNEAKERS MARKET AMSTERDAM

CR-VISION INTRODUCES: APPROVED SNEAKERS MARKET AMSTERDAM

 

Last week the CR-Visionairs visited the Approved Sneakers Market to spot urban and street style outfits.


CR-VISION INTRODUCING: H.J. de Rooy

CR-VISION INTRODUCES: H.J. de Rooy

 

As CR-Visionairs, we have eyes and ears everywhere! This being just one of the reasons that we see the most divers of brands. Everywhere we are. Fashion, footwear, accessories, interior design and food. We see them all.

 


SEE OUR VISION @ C.A.S.T

SEE OUR VISION @ C.A.S.T.

 

On Monday, March 23rd C.A.S.T. organized a special Leather Goods & Accessories day. It was held in C.A.S.T and open to all retailers. While visiting the Leather Goods & Accessories day you could stop by CR-VISION for a “Quick Trend Consult” on bags, accessories and footwear trends.


CR-VISION X C.A.S.T

SEE OUR VISION ON BAGS & ACCESSORIES

 

On Monday, March 23rd C.A.S.T. is organizing a special Leather Goods & Accessory day. It will be held in C.A.S.T and open to all retailers. You will find the leather goods division on the 2nd floor, in the red & blue corner. Some leather goods & accessory exhibitors will be having specials and you can stop by for a ‘quick bag and accessory consult’...


CR-STREET STYLE @ UTRECHT MARCH 2015

SEE OUR STREET STYLE IN UTRECHT

 

For our next street style hunt our CR-Visionairs visited the lively city: Utrecht. The city was filled with students enjoying the great weather, making it the perfect opportunity to spot some early spring outfits!


CR-VISION ON TREND: PIED DE POULE

SEE OUR VISION ON: PIED DE POULE

 

How many “PIED DE POULE” prints did we photograph?


CR-VISION INTRODUCING: FABRIKA

SEE OUR VISION ON: FABRIKA

 

As you all know, CR-VISIONAIRS are always roaming the streets, eyes open for unknown, cutting-edge concepts. By doing so, we stumbled upon FABRIKA.


CR-STREET STYLE @ ROTTERDAM MARCH 2015

SEE OUR VISION ON STREET STYLE

 

This week the CR-Visionairs went to a grand, urban city: Rotterdam. Not only to eat at the amazing new indoor food market (which is a must-visit and -taste for every foodie) but to discover some great street style in this divers city.


DENISE'S CHOICE FOR CR-VISION

DENISE'S CHOICE FOR CR-VISION: Let's talk GINSENG


Back in the 1970s, before all the fuss about antioxidants, phytochemicals and which appetite suppressant was better (the “secret” one from the desert or the “hidden treasure” from the tropical rain forests) ginseng was the trendy nutraceutical that cured all our ailments and gave us energy to boot.

 


TOPSHOP OPENING 2015

SEE OUR VISION: OPENING TOPSHOP IN AMSTERDAM

 

The wait is over! TopShop finally opened its doors in the Kalverstraat in Amsterdam. The 1170 square meter’ store opened on February 26th…. of course, we were there. The perfect opportunity to seek out the ‘hip and trendy’ in the centre of Amsterdam.  


CR-VISION ON TREND: GINGHAM PRINT

TRENDING: GINGHAM PRINT

 

Did you think this print is only useable for a picnic plaid? Definitely not! This print is the new 2015 trend.


CR-VISION ON TREND: MELLOW YELLOW

TRENDING: MELLOW YELLOW

 

Mellow Yellow seems to be this spring’s color of choice, as we opt for a little sunshine to brighten our wardrobes.

 


CR-VISION INTRODUCING: FASHIONISTA MEETS FOOD PASSIONISTA

CR-VISION INTRODUCES: FASIONISTA MEETS FOOD PASSIONISTA

 

A woman whose passion for food flows straight out of her heart into a company called: Green Passion.


CR-VISION INTRODUCING: LE SAC A PAIN

CR-VISION INTRODUCES: Le sac à pain

 

As all fashionable foodies know, sometimes as you stroll the streets on a mission to discovering the undiscovered, when you come upon an item that you absolutely fall in love with!


CR-VISION INTRODUCING: BOOMBOXX

CR-VISION INTRODUCES: BOOMBOXX

 

As couture runways from the last two years have been an indication, sneakers no longer need to be worn just to the gym.


CR-VISION INTRODUCING: KARAKTER

CR-VISION INTRODUCES: KARAKTER

 

A small town as Gouda has its advantages. Everybody knows one another.


CR-VISION INTRODUCING: DE TAFEL VAN 10

CR-VISION INTRODUCES: DE TAFEL VAN 10

 

The goods had just arrived. The shop owner was walking in and out of the store making sure she had placed every item inside


CR-VISION INTRODUCING: DE BLAUWE HOED

CR-VISION INTRODUCES: DE BLAUWE HOED

 

Before we head for a city, we often check the net; magazines and our own online trend network to see what places we feel are worth stopping by.


CR-VISION: GOUDA MORE THAN CHEESE :)

CR-VISION INTRODUCES: GOUDA MORE THAN CHEESE :)

 

We’ve been all over; the major cities, the well-known cities, the popular cities and even foreign cities….and then we went to GOUDA.

 


CR-VISION ON TREND: WARDROBES OF WHITENESS

TRENDING: WARDROBES OF WHITENESS

 

As white as snow, which we haven’t seen much of this winter, this color is still consistently being seen on the catwalk. How to create the ultimate wardrobe of whiteness?

 


CR-VISION ON INTERIOR: LIGHT UP YOUR ROOM

TRENDING: LIGHT UP YOUR ROOM

 

As the holidays are long gone, as well as the decorations, your house is probably feeling a bit empty…


CR-VISION'S HAARLEM WEEK: VINDLIFESTYLE

CR-VISION'S HAARLEM WEEK: VINDLIFESTYLE

 

Not only did we find fashion during our HAARLEM WEEK, we found lifestyle.


CR-VISION'S HAARLEM WEEK: JANSJE

CR-VISION'S HAARLEM WEEK: JANSJE'S WORLD

 

During HAARLEM WEEK, it just happened to be, that we CR-VISONAIRS were looking for a great gift for one of our friends.


CR-VISION'S HAARLEM WEEK: OTTOMANIA

CR-VISION'S HAARLEM WEEK: OTTOMANIA

 

Our curiosity arouse as we walked past Ottomania on the Warmoesstraat in Haarlem. A warm, eastern, seaside feel oozing out of the doorway.

 


CR-VISION'S HAARLEM WEEK: MOISE

CR-VISION'S HAARLEM WEEK: MOISE

 

MOISE is a store from another caliber. Known for it’s electric mix of both high-end and contemporary labels, MOISE is loved for its personal approach and fashion now-how.


CR-VISION'S HAARLEM WEEK: KLOFFIE

CR-VISION'S HAARLEM WEEK: KLOFFIE

 

It doesn’t happen very often that the very first street you walk into and the very first store you walk into, turns out to be one of the best!


CR-VISION'S HAARLEM WEEK

CR-VISION: WHY FASHION WEEK WHEN YOU CAN HAVE HAARLEM WEEK?


CR-VISION ON MUSIC: ALEX CLARE

CR-VISION ON MUSIC: ALEX CLARE

 

Last night the hearts of CR-VISIONAIRS melted, as we were blown away by some great acts, piercing lyrics and powerful voices.

 


CR-VISION ON BRAND: FOR LOVE & LEMONS

CR-VISION ON BRAND: FOR LOVE & LEMONS

 

Doesn’t every strong, busy, independent, hard-working woman need to pamper and treat herself to a gift from time to time?


CR-VISION ON TREND: SPORT DELUXE

TRENDING: LUXURY SPORTSWEAR

 

Do you know that feeling? You pick up a faded t-shirt with some old sweatpants and head for the gym, hoping that you won’t run into anybody you know.

Well that’s just awful! Time for a change!


CR-TALENT: EVIE VAN LEUKEN

CR-TALENT: IT'S NOT THE CAMERA,  BUT WHO'S BEHIND THE CAMERA!

 

Last week, CR-Vision had an interview with a new photography talent. Lets introduce her: Evie van Leuken is a 23-year-old photographer, born and raised in a small village in the south of the Netherlands. 


CR-VISION SAYS GOODBYE

CR-VISION: JOIN US AS WE SAY GOODBYE

 

 

A series of black days in the Dutch World of Fashion, as Frans Molenaar took a fatal fall from the stairs last month. Yesterday, thousands of fashionistas woke up to the awful news: ‘One of our best fashion designers has past away’.


DENISE'S CHOICE FOR CR-VISION

WELCOME TO THE DENISE’S CHOICE FOR

CR-VISION

 

As I am currently the newest ‘guest blogger and cr-visionair’, I would like to thank CR-Vision for the opportunity to share my thoughts with you!

 

As a middle-aged "girl" I would like to share some great experiences in life with you. 


CR-VISION ON BRAND: NHTK

CR-VISION ON BRAND: NHTK

 

Nobody Has To Know...


CR-VISION ON TREND: ANIMAL PRINT

TRENDING: WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

 

This season we are going back to our roots. First we spotted this trend on the catwalk during the Givenchy and Chloe shows. Now we see that ‘the mass’ is walking on the wild side!


CR-VISION IS ANTI INTENTION

CR-VISION ON: ANTI-RESOLUTIONS

 

Why does everybody have the intention to do things ‘better’ after December and not before? Isn’t possible to consistently work towards your goals? Why do so many people wait till the end of the year to make their resolutions?


CR-VISION ON: NEW YEARS HANGOVERS

CR-VISION ON NEW YEARS HANGOVERS

 

Make the best of this Hung-over New Year Day. Visit our click & shop for comfort food and products to get you through the day.


NEW YEARS 2015

CR-VISION WISHES YOU A CREATIVE 2015

 

 


CR-VISION ON TREND: FAUX FUR

TRENDING:  IT'S WARM, STYLISH AND ANIMAL FRIENDLY! 

 

The must- have this fall / winter? Definitely Faux Fur. It’s warm, super stylish and animal friendly… we love it!


CR-VISION ON: CHRISTMAS DETOX

CR-VISION ON CHRISTMAS DETOX

 

You have had more then enough stuffed turkey and chocolate pies, haven't you?


CR-VISION ON TREND: DRESSCODE

TRENDING: DRESSCODE

 

With the holidays just around the door, we have a great reason to shop! We'll get right down to the dresscode:


CR-VISION ON TREND: SPECIAL CHRISTMAS WISHES

CR-VISION ON TREND: SPECIAL CHRISTMAS WISHES

 

 The days have just flown by! Tomorrow is Christmas Eve... Are you too stressing about all of the dinner preparations? We'll make it a bit easier for you!


CR-VISION ON TREND: BLAZING HOLIDAYS

TRENDING: BLAZING HOLIDAYS

 

Ok guys; are you ready to stun this season with a ‘Blazing Holiday Blazer’?


CR-VISION ON TREND: KNITWEAR FOR MEN

TRENDING: MEN'S KNITWEAR

 

Menswear has definitely broadened it’s horizons since last year. Men are no longer restricted to simply plain, neutral or striped knitwear – the industry is presenting itself with a great range of statement styles this year. Styles that will complete your wardrobe in a warm, fashionable way!


CR-VISION ON TREND: MULTI-WEARABILITY

TRENDING: REVERSIBLE JEANS

 

Is it really back? The trend of multi-wearability? Just two weeks ago CR-Visionairs spotted the first pair of reversible jeans 2014 in Weert, The Netherlands, of all places!


CR-VISION ON RETAIL: LN KNITS

CR-VISION ON RETAIL: LN KNITS 

 

It’s cold outside and the only thing you want to do; is crawl up on your couch wrapped in soft, warm knits.


CR-VISION ON FOOD: FOOD BOUTIQUE 78

CR-VISION ON FOOD: FOOD BOUTIQUE 78

 

Do you have a busy lifestyle and are you always running out of time? No time for grocery shopping and even less time for cooking? Despite these timetable challenges, do you still want to eat healthy and enjoy a fresh meal?


CR-VISION ON BRAND: LOVE STORIES INTIMATES

CR-VISION ON BRAND: LOVE STORIES INTIMATES

 

It’s a love story…. Told through exquisite lingerie. LoveStories consists out of gorgeous, individual pieces of lingerie that can be mixed and matched.


CR-VISION ON TREND: MINI OR MIDI?

TRENDING: MINI OR MIDI?

 

This autumn/winter, when it comes to hemlines, the only theory is that the skirt is back in a great way!

 


CR- VISION ON TREND: WOOLLY WINTER

TRENDING: TIME TO RECREATE THE CRAFT OF CROCHET AND KNITWEAR.

 

This season, it’s time to recreate the craft of crochet and knitwear. The first to re-embrace crochet- and knitwear were: Stella McCartney, Acne and Celine.


CR-VISION ON BRAND: JARVIS PURSUIT

JARVIS PURSUIT: Makes the world of socks a whole lot brighter!

 

Who wants to wear identical socks, nobody right?

Or... do you loose socks in the wash and are never able to match a pair?


CR-VISION ON TREND: GET THE NAVY LOOK!

TRENDING: TIME TO GIVE YOUR BLACK OUTFIT A BREAK AND GO FOR NAVY


CR-VISION CHALLENGE FOR DENIM PLUS

CR-VISION CHALLENGE: DENIM PLUS BLOGGER CHALLENGE


THE FUTURE OF FASHION IS NOW: LECTURE

THE FUTURE OF FAHION IS NOW @ BOIJMANS VAN BEUNINGEN MUSEUM


OPENING & OTHER STORIES

OPENING: THE SISTER OF H&M, MONKI AND COS FINALLY OPENED HER FIRST SHOPPING PARADISE IN THE NETHERLANDS.


CR-STREET FASHION: DUTCH DESIGN WEEK

CR-STREET FASHION: FASHIONABLE PEOPLE DURING THE DUTCH DESIGN WEEK


CR-VISION ON TREND: DENIM PENCIL SKIRT

TRENDING: BACK TO THE 90's WITH THE DENIM PENCIL SKIRT 


CR-VISION ON TREND: WASBAR

TRENDING: HAVING FUN WHILE DOING THE LAUNDRY


ON BRAND: ADDMYBERRY

ON BRAND: Addmyberry, more than just fashion.


ON BRAND: VAN HULLEY

ON BRAND: Recycle your worn-out, favourite (dress) shirts by having them transformed into boxershorts


CR- STREET FASHION: SISSY-BOY GRAND OPENING

CR-STREET FASHION: Sissy-Boy grand opening at Magna Plaza Amsterdam.


ON TREND: DARING HAIR

TRENDING: Taking dip-dye to the next level


CR-VISION: DENIM PLUS

CR-VISION ON RETAIL: Introducing Denim plus an inspiring, 500-m2, store with outstanding interior, brands and products.


ON TREND: Inside - Out

ON TREND: Lets literally turn your home inside-out. A trend that is blurring the line between Interior and Exterior design. 


CR-VISION: WHOOP WHOOP

CR-VISION ON RETAIL: Introducing new concept store WHOOP WHOOP


Moratoire: a beautiful lifestyle experience

MORATOIRE: A pop-up exposition of intelligent lifestyle.


CR-VISION ON BRANDS

CR-VISION ON BRANDS: Three favorites we saw at BluePrint during the Amsterdam Denim Days


CR-VISION IN PARIS MAY 2014

CR-VISION AROUND THE WORLD: PARIS STILL HAS IT IN MAY 2014