Lichting is Dutch best academy graduates of the year, presented in one central catwalk show, during Amsterdam Fasion Week. An international panel of professional fashion connoisseurs will decide who receives the Lichting award. Lichting was founded in 2007 to bridge the gap between the academies and fashion students and the fashion industry. Participants this year are, Lina Lau and Vincent Wong from KABK in The Hague. Dana Lipka and Ashley Luypaers, MAFAD from Maastricht. Armia Yousefi and Sophie Wantia, HKU in Utrecht. From Willem de Kooning Academie in Rotterdam, Rosalie van Pinxteren and Manou van den Berg. Emma Tornsteinrud and Mika Perlmutter from Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. From ArtEZ in Arnhem, Nina Liburd and Dylan Westerweel and from AMFI in Amsterdam, Iris van Wees and Juris Efneris.