The third Tuesday in September is an important day in the Netherlands according to politics. On this day, known as Prinsjesdag or Prince’s Day, the King announces the government’s budget plans for the next year.
Prinsjesdag, or Budget Day if you like, is also an interesting day for fashionistas because it is common use for female members or parliament to wear statement hats. The last few years we also see a trend in statement of sustainable materials or manufactured using innovative techniques.
Recycled denim and wool
This year member of parliament Carla Dik Faber is wearing a dress made of recycled denim. Her hat and shoes shoes have been made from Dutch wool. It’s Mrs. Dik Faber’s intention to wear a sustainable outfit every year on Budget’s day to pay attention to sustainability, a topic that has her special interest.
‘From Dutch soil’
The dress and the shoes are part of the collection ‘From Dutch Soil’ by fashion designer Judith van Vliet and shoe designer Amber Ambrose Aurèle. Both designers are on a constant quest for craftmanship and sustainability. Therefore this collaboration collection has been made almost entirely of materials produced in their native country, the Netherlands. The hat with lines of recycled denim, has been made by Amber Ambrose Aurèle for the occasion.Photo Credits: Ruben Timman / nowords.nl, photographer – Judith van Vliet, fashion designer – Amber Ambrose Aurèle, shoe designer – Juliette du Fromage, make-up artist.