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Friday, December 5th 2008
Sinterklaas presents @ YDU
Get your fashionable presents now at YDU
YDU offers you a wide range of unique fashion items and accessories, which will make Sinterklaas night a special one. Get your gifts now at YDU! We are happy to help you to making the perfect choice

We hope to see you soon!

The YDU Team

Sunday, November 30th 2008
Sample Sale Sportswear @ YDU on November 30
Fitness in Style with Passo Jazz and Free Pride
Going to the fitness center can be much more fun when wearing cool, sexy and comfortable clothes!

Prevent gaining extra kilo's during the X-mas period and treat yourself with some items of the fashionable Italian fitness brands Passo Jazz and Free Pride.

Join the special sportswear Sample Sale at YDU and survive all christmas dinners and celebrations without those nasty love handles! And even better: just throw on a pair of high heels and dress up for the drink after!

Get your sports gear now at YDU for amazing prizes with discounts of up to 70% off!


Time: 13:00-17:30

Location: YDU, Keizersgracht 447, Amsterdam

We hope to seeing you there!

The YDU Team

Tuesday, November 11th 2008
Meet TJELMA: New talent at YDU
Award winning design inspired by the dreamlike beauty of Finnish nature
Young Designers United is happy to present the new collection of the Berlin-based designer Lisa Winkel and her label TJELMA.

The 29 year-old is regarded as one of Germany's most promising talents in fashion design today. Born in Kotka, Finland she later moved to Germany where she graduated from Berlin's University of the Arts under the venerable Vivianne Westwood.

Already during her first years of studies under Vivienne Westwood, Lisa Winkel was granted a jury prize by Wolfgang Joop, and her diploma collection received an award from both, Mustang's Creative Management and the Premium Fashion Fair, as well as she earned the first place award in the “Moët Chandon Fashion Début” at Berlin’s famous Bärensaal.

Having won nominations for the “Bunte New Faces Award” and at “Mercedes Benz Fashion Week” with her debut collection ANTAEOS in 2006, Lisa Winkel recently opened the most important chapter of her career so far by launching her new label TJELMA.

The wintercollection 2008/2009 is inspired by Finlands endless winter nights, the never setting summer sun and nature's clear, bizarre beauty. All of this has a unique identity from which the people in this reagion have developed their own special brand of creativity.

TJELMA is now available at Young Designers United.

For reservations call 020 626 91 91

Monday, November 3rd 2008
Review Art, Wine and Fashion
The art & wine gallery ArtVine was the stage for the latest collections of DORIENDAVID and Young Designers United on Sunday, November 2nd. An inspiring mix of prêt-a-porter, haute couture en ready to wear.

YDU presented clothes from upcoming talent. Barbara van den Zanden, Mangelware, Sonja Ayal and Dress'd by Ellen Benders have been invited to show their collections. The collections of YDU are as always standing for diversity. Dresses and tops in strong colours and checks, but also in pastell colours like powder, rose and the whole palette of grey colours.

The collections are now available at YDU!


Photos by Alexander Roberto Moust

Sunday, November 2nd 2008
Art, Wine and Fashion
Enjoy the latest collections of Young Designers United and DORIENDAVID at “ART VINE”
Amsterdam, 2 November 2008

Amsterdam’s brand new gallery Art Vine will be the setting for a joint fashion show of DORIENDAVID and Young Designers United (YDU). The two design houses will present their latest collections on Sunday, November 2nd at Keizersgracht 471, in two showings at 14h00 and 17h00. An off-beat mix of ready to wear, prêt-a-porter and haute couture alongside contemporary artworks, flavored with top wines of the world, welcomes all art-, wine- and fashion-lovers.


The renowned fashion house of DORIENDAVID has specialized in tailored gala gowns, bridal couture and special occasion fashion for many years. The entire collection is characterized by fashion designed for enterprising women of all ages who like to be very well dressed. In addition to dresses, DORIENDAVID designs skirt-suits, skirts, trousers, tops and jackets. Their creations are known for provocative use of colors and unconventional combinations of luxurious fabrics like silk with modern hightech materials. In their brand new collection: 'The unbearable lightness of fashion', DORIENDAVID experiments with tissues and new silhouettes.

About Young Designers United:

The well-established Dutch initiative Young Designers United that supports fashion designers who are starting up their own labels and collections, has been invited to introduce promising talents at Art Vine. The presented labels are Barbara van den Zanden, Mangelware, Sonja Ayal and Dress’d by Ellen Benders. The YDU show will display a mix of collections in diverse signature styles. Because of the huge variety in styles, YDU serves many different tastes and is loved by women of all ages.

About Art Vine

Art Vine is a special contemporary art gallery with a dynamic concept and a refreshing new approach to the gallery experience. This exciting concept unites modern art with an appealing charisma and exclusive wines from all over the world. Within this concept, Art Vine organizes a variety of public and private events. The gallery is a modern, spacious and newly renovated location on the historical Keizersgracht, close to Leidsestraat, in the vibrant city center of Amsterdam. The central theme of the gallery is ‘light’; the price range of the artwork varies from affordable to extravagant.

Art, Wine & Fashion:

Date: Sunday, 2 November 2008

Location: Art Vine, Keizersgracht 471, Amsterdam

Show times: 14h00 and 17h00

Entrance: Euro 10, -- (to pay at the door)

Limited space per show - make your reservation via email!



Phone: 020 420 50 10

Sunday, October 26th 2008
Designer pieces for less!
YDU invites you to visit the SAMPLE SALE on Sunday, October 26 from 1-5.30 pm.

You will find samples and unique items created by YDU designers for prices ranging from 10 to around 80 Euro!

We are looking forward to seeing you on Sunday!

The YDU team

Friday, October 3rd 2008
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This week-end stock sale at YDU!
Young Designers United offers 60% discount on great sports- and leasure wear from Passo Jazz and Free Pride!

Stock sale on Friday, October 3, and Saturday, October 4 at YDU, Keizersgracht 447!

Don't miss it!

We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

The YDU Team

Tuesday, September 9th 2008
Check out the latest trends and new designers
With september a new fashion season started at YDU! Coma along at the store and check out new designers and pieces!

See you soon!

Friday, September 5th 2008
Join the Annapurana Experience
Charity auction to help MacMillan Cancer Support
The Annapurana Experience is a sponsored walk in the Himalayas. The aim of the sponsored walk is to raise about 4000 Euros most of which will go directly to Macmillan Cancer Support. As a big part of the fundraising there will be an auction in Amsterdam with the generous help of Christie' s. A chance to get your hands on the finest pieces of art, design, photography and fashion, to raise money for MacMillan. Amongst other pieces of art and design, YDU will donate a number of clothes, handmade by YDU designers.

The auction is to be held on September 5th, 2008 at the Posthoornkerk on Haarlemmerstraat 126. Venue doors open approx. at 20.30. Ticket Price Euro 20.

Ticket includes entry to the full event plus a few glasses of bubbly to kick start the evening.

After-party in the catacomb studios below the Posthoornkerk from 22.30 till late.

DJ line up includes Blokgolf (

Full line up to be published shortly.

More information on

Saturday, July 19th 2008
Bike in Style
Fashion ‘Amsterdamized’ by YDU
YDU - Young Designers United will participate at the Downtown programme of the Amsterdam International Fashion Week with a special project: Amsterdam’s first cycled fashion show!

On Saturday, July 19, a selection of designers who are part of the collective Young Designers United will present a show with stylish clothes made for the biking woman.

“We notice very often that our Dutch customers are looking for pieces which are not only beautiful, wearable from day to night, occasionally sexy and unique, but they should also be handy for cycling”, says Angelika Groenendijk, founder of YDU. “With Amsterdam’s first cycled fashion show we want to make a statement: Biking doesn’t necessarily mean plastic rain ponchos and rubber boots – it can be stylish and practical at the same time. YDU will present an ‘amsterdamized’ collection for women who are biking to different destinations: For the ‘ lady on her way to a first date’ or the ‘party night’, the ‘opera visit’, the ‘shopping with the girls’ experience and many more.”


Amsterdam’s first cycled fashion show will bike through the city on Saturday, July 19, and present the collection at the following spots:

12.30 YDU, Keizersgracht 447

13.30 SPUI, in front of the American Book Center

14.00 DAM



15.30 YDU, Keizersgracht 447

Participating Designers/Labels:

Dress’d by Ellen Benders, Heidi Long, Elsewerk by Els Petit, Guten Appetit, Pricci, Sonja Ayal, Yosha, Lazy One, S-ter, Hübsch

Styling, Hair & Make-up:

Hair & Make-up: Make-up school Mieke Petiet (

Styling: Edda Müller Dare to Wear


Press Contact:

Connie Fluhme



Sinterklaas presents @ YDU

Sample Sale Sportswear @ YDU on November 30

Meet TJELMA: New talent at YDU

Review Art, Wine and Fashion

Art, Wine and Fashion


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Join the Annapurana Experience

Bike in Style

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