Dutch fashion designer’s suitcase containing fashion show clothes washed up at Schiphol

Dutch fashion designer Addy van den Krommenacker could be five dresses short during a fashion show in Paris on Sunday. A suitcase of his designs was misplaced by KLM at Schiphol and is now stuck at the understaffed airport, according to the AD.

Van den Krommenacker brought the dresses from the fashion show back from Milan last week. He had just finished putting the finishing touches on them in a workshop and decided to put them in his suitcase to avoid delays. But he was disappointed with the treadmill at Schiphol.

“Everyone got their suitcases back except me,” he told the AD. Eventually he wants to go home, with KLM promising to send the suitcase of dresses after him as soon as it is found. The dresses were due to be presented at a fashion show in Paris on Sunday.

That was the last he heard until he called the airline on Saturday morning. She was told there were no employees available to pick up the suitcase of dresses. “I said, if I drive to Schiphol now, can I still take it with me? But they said, ‘Honestly, I don’t give you much of a chance,'” the fashion designer shared.

On Saturday, Van den Krommenacker told the AD that two seamstresses will try to work through the night to redo the designs, but they may not be shown. “The last dresses you make right before the show are always the pieces you have the most affinity with,” Van den Krommenacker said.

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