SIS by Spijkers en Spijkers Catwalk Fashion Show SS2011
After showing in London and Milan for years twin sisters Riet en Truus Spijkers are back in Amsterdam. Today they held a fashion show to present their brand new clothing line SIS.
SIS, short for sister, is the new diffusion line (and the little sister)of the fashion label Spijkers en Spijkers. ‘It’s something totally different, but the clothes still have a recognizable Spijkers en Spijkers touch’, explains Truus Spijkers. SIS is less pricy than the regular line and is more widely accessible.
The show started with a film of moving clouds, then the models appeared. They looked like the typical Spijkers en Spijkers women; long, tall, with long blond hair, like the twin sisters themselves, but with a whole new wardrobe.
The clothes of the first SIS collection were inspired by a Dutch folk song from 1774 (Daar was laatst een meisje loos) and had all kinds of maritime references. The collection told the story of a girl looking for adventure and sailing along with a captain whom she fell deeply in love with.
This story was translated through plain blue, green and white (colors of the sea) dresses with eye-catching buttons, pockets and folded boats and parrots as details on the collars of several pieces. Those were alternated by great designs with prints of sailing ships, sea horses and different types of shells in blue and white. Meanwhile Sail Away by Enya was on the speakers.
Of course with a theme like this Riet and Truus incorporated a Breton stripe in the collection. Some small black and white checked prints and several grey outfits looked great as well. Jumpsuits, jackets with tucked up sleeves and cute little shorts proved the designers stayed true to themselves with this collection.
And the best part of this story is the new SIS line will be available for prizes ranging from 85 to 350 euro.
Let’s hope Spijkers en Spijkers will continue showing this line in Amsterdam. It’s good to have you back girls!