Non by Kim Catwalk Fashion Show SS2011
Kim Bakkers’ new fashion collection was inspired by lost tribes, people who live isolated and free of influences from other civilizations. Therefore it was called ‘Uncontacted’.
For this collection Kim reinterpreted the ethnic symbols of the lost tribes into a contemporary aesthetic. She translated their rich cultural traditions and hand-drawn body decorations into roughly geometric, clear-cut, hand drawn grid divisions.
The catwalk was surrounded by little speakers which created special extra sound effects during the show. For that Kim partnered with Steim, a music institution dedicated to live performance.
We saw perfect pleated pants with low crotches, cosy cardigans, asymmetric shirts and geometric prints. They all looked very well made and super comfy. Kim used materials like Japanese denim, wool and linen mixes. She also thought of the environment by choosing for organic and recycled cottons.
Shades of indigo ink, sand, poison green and off white formed a nice color palette. Especially in the prints these shades looked good together.
Kim cut off the length of the clothes which made the cardigans in particular look strangely short in a way. Some of the sweaters appeared a bit too hot for next summer, but overall Kim showed a strong collection.