It was an unforgettable and magical show/presentation yesterday at Iris van Herpen in the l’Oratoire du Louvre, an 18th-century Protestant church. The Dutch designer stood her models on concrete plinths as Japanese musician Kazuya Nagaya brushed his golden Zen bowls, producing pings and drones that reverberated through the space. That magical vibe was also created by the use of thin fabrics and special textiles used fro frothy and ethereal dresses in the palest colors, the simplest a long sheath resembling morning dew on wet skin. We took a close look backstage at the show.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam has officially started with the downtown-program. Ten days of fashion-events downtown Amsterdam. This weekend it was all about taking a look backstage at the show of JUtka&Riska plus a workshop Walking the Runway by catwalkcoach Dyonne. The Elite Model Look scouting team was also there to spot future talents.
Next thursday the Uptown Show-program will kick off.
One of the biggest -and trickiest- beautytrends for this fall concerns our skin. Our white canvas, the one we get to paint so many times. Like true Picasso’s we paint it every single day, even on our most natural days. You can use the most beautiful and bright colours and the most expensive make-up, but without a proper background you’re getting nowhere. And that’s where this one come’s in; dewy, toned-down skin. When it comes to radiance it’s very precise this time, only the high plains of the face. A semi-glow, like you’ve just been doing a very heavy and sweaty yoga glass. Like you’re shining from the inside out (which we hope you do). And the good thing is: it’s not too hard to pull it off ones you know the tricks. It’s all about hydration, good cleaning in the morning and before going to bed (otherwise it’s baaaad behaviour!) and the right use of sheer foundation. A touch of cream blush to create a natural flush to your face and cheeks to finish it off. Look at all this bright faces at Jason Wu, Stella McCartney and Chloe. Who doesn’t want to look like this on a daily basis? So let’s just all quit yoga and get this thing going.
A few weeks ago we shot the campaign for the next edition of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam in january 2016. Coming wednesday the official program will be presented. Take a look behind the scenes of the shoot we did in the Gashouder at Westerpark together with Elite Models, hair-artist Tommy Hagen, Make Up Studio, the lovely people from Fashion Week Nederland and our crew. And we especially want to thank Jef Montes for lending his beautiful dress.
Our own fashiondictionary Koblenko’s Camera’s love them, they always come in pairs. These are spherical photographic lights which produce a refined light very much appreciated by high end photographers. They are named after a Russian physician who almost won the Nobel-prize for Physics in 1956.