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Thursday, December 3rd 2009
Save 15% on every purchase from your favorite YDU designer!
Every Thursday evening in December YDU offers you a 15% discount on your shoppings. Between 6 and 8pm every designer item is 15% off - a real present! Don't miss it.

The next Happy Thursday is on December 3rd as of 6pm.

YDU will be open on all Sundays in December from 1 - 5pm

We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

The YDU Team!

Saturday, November 7th 2009
Young Designers United presenteert flamboyante Haute Couture Show 'Tsarinas Today' in de Hermitage Amsterdam
Expositie 'Aan het Russische hof' geïnterpreteerd door jonge ontwerpers tijdens de Museumnacht op 7 november
Young Designers United (YDU), een collectief van jonge, ambitieuze ontwerpers, is uitgenodigd om tijdens de Museumnacht op 7 november in de Hermitage Amsterdam een Haute Couture Show te presenteren, geïnspireerd door de huidige tentoonstelling 'Aan het Russische hof'. Tien door YDU geselecteerde ontwerpers, met Claes Iversen als creatieve mentor, hebben ieder drie Haute Couture creaties ontworpen.

Het ontstaan van deze Haute Couture Show:

Sinds weken zijn 10 ontwerpers, die deel uitmaken van Young Designers United, druk bezig met hun interpretaties van de tentoonstelling 'Aan het Russische hof'. Mentor Claes Iversen volgt het hele proces vanaf het begin: "De ontwerpers hebben naast de rijkdom en schoonheid ook de contrasten uit het verleden weten te vertalen in prachtige eigentijdse creaties. Het zijn moderne museumstukken, net zoals de stukken uit de tentoonstelling‘Aan het Russische hof’.”

De inspiratie van de ontwerpers is gebaseerd op meerdere bezoeken aan de tentoonstelling en een uitgebreide introductie door conservator Vincent Boele van de Hermitage Amsterdam. De uitdaging van de ontwerpers is de vertaling te maken van de essentie van de expositie 'Aan het Russische hof' naar de hedendaagse Haute Couture. De ontwerpen reflecteren niet alleen de achtergrond van de tentoongestelde stukken, maar ook de tijdsgeest van Rusland in de 19de eeuw.

De expositie:

Nog tot 31 januari presenteert de Hermitage Amsterdam de openingsexpositie 'Aan het Russische hof', die met ruim 1800 objecten van de Hermitage St.-Petersburg een van de grootste tentoonstellingen ooit in Nederland is. Deze tentoonstelling is gewijd aan het Russische hof in de 19de eeuw. De tentoonstelling speelt zich af in een eeuw van zes tsaren. De eerste is de minder bekende Paul I, de zoon van Catharina de Grote, de laatste Nicolaas II, de tragische laatste tsaar van Rusland.

De ontwerpers:

YDU heeft de volgende ontwerpers geselecteerd voor deze bijzondere Haute Couture Show: Heidi Long, Joyce Harbers, Els Petit, Melanie Brown, Iefke de Roos, Ellen Benders, Anne van den Heuvel, Irene Heldens & Nathalie Tappin (sieraden), Barbara van der Zanden en Barbara Munsel.

YDU presenteert: Tsarinas Today – Haute Couture in de Hermitage Amsterdam

Datum: Museumnacht, 7 November 2009

Locatie: Hermitage Amsterdam in de kerkzaal. Entree voor publiek

via Amstel 51!

Tijd: 21:30 en 23:00 uur

Entree: Alleen met passe-partout!

Meer informatie & kaartverkoop:

Let op! Er zijn dus geen passe-partouts verkrijgbaar bij de Hermitage Amsterdam.

Met hartelijke dank aan:

Kim Vos (Regie)

House of Orange (Hair& Make-up)

77 Models, Modelution, SW Agency (modellen)

Edda Mueller (Styling)

Erland Fotografie (Fotografie)

Tuesday, September 1st 2009
Anne van den Heuvel, Barbara Munsel, Irene Heldens, Lisobono and Priscilla Romana at YDU

Thursday, July 30th 2009
-40% -40% -40% -40% -40%
Check out the last days of the YDU summer sale. Up to 40% discount on selected items of your favorite designers.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

The YDU team

Saturday, July 18th 2009
YDU and YOU - Dress for less or more
Save costs fashionably on a fabulous one size fits all dress!
Amsterdam, July 13, 2009 – Young Designers United (YDU) invites fashion lovers to work together with their favorite YDU designer and create their own “dress for less or more” during the next edition of the Amsterdam International Fashion Week. YDU designers will create various “one dress fits all” garments. The dresses will be presented during the exposition YDU and YOU at the YDU store, as of July 18th. For one week you can visit the exposition, choose your favorite design, buy your own fabric and have your dress made at YDU. In this process you are guided and assisted by YDU staff and designers. You can find all dresses on the YDU website with detailed descriptions. Check out AMSTERDAM FASHION WEEK part I, II and III on

The credit crunch, financial crisis, you name it – it’s a topic, which affects a lot of people, terms like “recessionista” are popping up more and more. Women are searching for ways to be unique and express themselves, but also want to be conscious about their spending habits. With YDU and YOU the designer platform suggests a creative solution to clients, who have a passion for fashion and who like to wear a garment with a story. Therefore YDU offers dresses which fit all sizes, made by YDU designers. You can choose from various models and buy your fabric. It could be cotton for someone who wants to dress for less, and for example silk for a woman who wants to dress for more.

That means that you decide, how cheap or expensive the dress will be. The price of the dress consists of the costs of the fabric and a fixed fee for the actual sewing work of the designer.

YDU and YOU – Dress for less or more is part of the Downtown program of the Amsterdam International Fashion Week

Exposition: July 18 2009, 10 am – July 26 2009, 5pm

Location: YDU, Keizersgracht 447, Amsterdam

Attention: The event published in the Fashion Weekly on July 26th is cancelled. Instead of this we have bubbles all week long at YDU.

During the AIFW, YDU is also opened on Sunday, July 19 and Sunday, July 26 from 1pm - 5pm

Tuesday, July 7th 2009
-30% -20% -30% -20% -30% -20%
The YDU summer sale has started with

discounts of up to 30% on selected items!

We are looking forward to seeing you soon,

The YDU Team

Thursday, June 11th 2009
Mid Season Sale at YDU
- 20% -30% -20% -30%
The sale has started at YDU on selected labels.

The labels are:

Fly Now (Amm Couture) -30% on high quality basics

Guten Appetit - 20% on the playful spring/summer collection

Renard + Sylwia Pavlak - 30% on classy, but fun blouses and delicate knitwear

Susa Plaza - 20% on the exclusive denim collection

We are looking forward to seeing you soon !

Our Opening hours:

Monday: 13 - 18pm

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday : 10 - 18pm

Thursday : 10 - 20pm

Sundays: CLOSED

Friday, May 29th 2009
NEW AT YDU:T-Shirts van Irena Krajina
Designing prints in a feminine and delicate way is what Irena Krajina loves.
She follows her intuition until she creates a visual she feels good about. She starts from the association of things to invent fresh prints, which are not trend oriented. Although she creates her work on a computer, mostly she does not like her designs to look computer-like, but more hand drawn.

Irena’s influences come from many places. At age 18, she left her native Croatia to travel around the world, becoming inspired and influenced by many interesting cultures, which is translated in her designs. Finally she settled in Amsterdam and completed a study in interaction design and devoted her first working years to graphics and web design. Now Irena is moving into the fashion world.

At the moment, Irena Krajina combines the development of innovative T-shirts graphic prints with her part time job as production artist by Nike.

The T-Shirts are now available at YDU!

Sunday, April 26th 2009
Recently featured in ELLE, Cosmopolitan, Bazaar and many more
Like a character out of a fashion fairytale, the French designer Delphine-Charlotte Parmentier learned to love jewellery assisting her grandparents at their button and fashion-accessory workshop.

She went on to pursue a higher aesthetic education steeped in ancient-and increasingly rare-techniques such as cloisonné (an enameling process) and cire perdue (that's bronze casting to the rest of us) before taking over and transforming her grandparents' workshop into a personal fantasy factory. Launching in the starkly minimalist early '90s, Parmentier was anything but: with her intricate, couture-quality craftsmanship and wildly creative designs she soon attracted the attention of like-minded, envelope-pushing designers who began commissioning collaborations for the runway.

This closely guarded A-list clientele exists to this day: even a cursory survey of Parmentier's current catalogue with its extravagant, navel-grazing, charm-bedecked chain necklaces, among other designs, brings certain iconic fashion houses immediately to mind. No need to travel to Paris anymore. Delphine-Charlotte Parmentier's current collections Madeleine, Trocadero and Pigalle are now available at YDU. For reservations call 0031 20 6269191 or pass by at the store.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

The YDU Team

Press Contact: Constanze Fluhme -

Wednesday, March 4th 2009
Check out the latest fashion
You don't have to wait much longer!

YDU proudly presents the spring collection 2009 and 5 new labels : Chicks on Speed, Susa Plaza, br.wn clothes, Iefke de Roos and Label 3.

Come and visit us!


Young Designers United presenteert flamboyante Haute Couture Show 'Tsarinas Today' in de Hermitage Amsterdam



YDU and YOU - Dress for less or more

-30% -20% -30% -20% -30% -20%

Mid Season Sale at YDU

NEW AT YDU:T-Shirts van Irena Krajina



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