Lichting 2021, the debutant ball for emerging fashion talent, took place on 3 September 2021 in Capital C as a part of Amsterdam Fashion Week. The thirteen best graduates of the seven Dutch fashion academies presented themselves and their work to an (inter-)national audience of fashion professionals and the panel.


Roxane Mbanga graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and is chosen as the winner of the Lichting 2021 award; a cash prize of €10.000,- and a show at Amsterdam Fashion Week 2022 together with Lichting 2020 winner Darwin Winklaar.

The panel decided to give the second half of the prize, legal support and advise with regard to creating and developing a fashion brand and -business to Marco Blazevic.

Read more about her immersive installation NOIRES here


Photo: Team Peter Stigter