On friday august 28th we visited the Miss Avantgarde cocktail party, where the first group of finalists were presented to the media and the audience.
In 2015 the Miss Avantagarde organization started with a yearly event in the field of durability. Beauty, art, creativity, appearance and environmental awareness are the focal points during this event.
One of the goals of Miss Avantgarde is give young designers between 18 and 35 years old the chance to expand their creative side and at the same time be aware how to use materials in a environmental conscious way. The final award is the title of ‚Best Recycling Designer’
Besides the opportunity Miss Avantgarde gives to young designers, there is another goal: to let young women between 18 and 25 years old grow in their beauty, appearance and socially. They get the chance to present and connect to a project which is environmentally friendly or which raises awareness during the Miss Avantgarde pageant. The winner will be the ambassador of Miss Avantgarde and she will realize her project together with the organization.
Miss Avantgarde will represent the Netherlands abroad in a similar international beauty pageant. She will wear the creation of the winning designer, so he/she will get international publicity.
Miss Avantgarde Netherlands is more than just a beauty pageant. Working with Miss Avantgarde Netherlands means involvement with the subject of durability. A topic which the fashion and beauty world cannot exclude nowadays.
With this pageant we aim to create a platform where we state that environmental awareness and durability also belong in the fashion and beauty business, without making the subject too significant. We want to let people get acquainted with the hip side of durability.
Before and after the introduction we had a nice talk with Vicky Zimmerman and David Cardenas, who are the founders of this pageant. David is of course known for his national costumes he designed for Miss Nederland 2012, Nathalie den Dekker when she was at Miss Universe and Miss International and Miss Nederland Universe 2013, Stephanie Tency.
We also met with the lovely Stephany Kluivert, Miss Globe Netherlands 2015 and her national director, Blessing Njoh. Also present at the party: Iris Hertroijs, Miss Intercontinental Netherlands 2015.
The girls were wearing sashes of the cities they represent.
Here are the names of the girls:
Dielza Vrboci, Miss Amersfoort
Marlouk Bouman, Miss Utrecht
Gaby Ozuna, MissAmsterdam
Selma Rietmeijer, Miss Rotterdam
Jelicia Westhoff, Miss Haarlem
Melissa Vos, Miss Arnhem
Gioverllys Rashell Rodriguez: Miss Den Haag
(picture: the girls together with Miss Globe and Miss Intercontinental, photographer: Ronald van den Andel)
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