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The Tossijn men’s boutique is one of the very few retail gems seasoned gentlemen will unexpectedly come across whenever traversing Amsterdam‘s notorious Red Light District for purposes other than shopping. Launched last year by designer Koen Tossijn, the store stocks a concise and tightly curated collection of men’s wardrobe essentials. Having a keen eye for detail and a preference for simplicity, each item has been lovingly redefined. Unsurprisingly, Tossijn’s inspirational scope transcends the realm of fashion design, and as of late he shares his love for contemporary art by way of an exhibition that’s held on the premises of his stylish boutique. Entitled How To Deal With Complexity, the show is a collab with Amsterdam-based Bisou gallery and artist Faan Olgers, and features a number of the latter’s works on paper and intricately constructed architectural objects. The show’s title is a whimsical nod to the two creatives’ fascination of complexity, and perhaps even more so, the opposite effect it has on their creative output. Although initially a try-out, Tossijn has decided to follow up with more collaborative presentations in the future (on through May 30). Location: Tossijn, Zeedijk 59A (Centrum).

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