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Lichting 2013, a catwalk show profiling the year’s 14 top Dutch fashion graduates, took place in July 2013 during Amsterdam Fashion Week. Het Nieuwe Instituut invited an international panel of experts to advise students and help the professional audience select the winner of the €10,000 G-Star Raw Award. Het Nieuwe Instituut organised an itinerary to introduce juror Robb Young to design talent in Rotterdam. He visited the GROOS concept store, which showcases local fashion, design, art, music, literature, film, delicatessen and lifestyle products, and met designers including Monique van Heist and Marga Weimans

Over Robb Young

Robb Young is a strategic consultant, fashion business journalist, luxury industry editor and author.  His writing has appeared in the Financial Times, the International Herald Tribune,,, Newsweek, the New York Times style magazine “T”, Vogue Pelle, Vogue Gioiello, the Independent, the Guardian newspapers and more.  He authors a fortnightly style column for the BBC Culture section entitled 'Wardrobe Decoder'. Early in his career, he was based in Tokyo as fashion editor for a lifestyle magazine and, then, later in New York.  Since 2001, he has been based in London, travelling extensively around the globe in search of compelling news, products, brands and talent.