Rochas designer Marco Zanini showed his spring-summer 2013 collection at the Grand Palais during fashion week in Paris. The models walked to a soundtrack of the Beach Boys and showed a retro sportif collection.
Take a look backstage and frontstage to see the designer, hair and make-up artists, photographers and models getting ready for the catwalk show. And of course the show itself!
Dolls inspired the Dutch fashion duo for their spring summer 2012 collection. And for a hair and make-up artist there is no better job than transforming models into modern barbie dolls. And what a beautiful clothes they were wearing! Barbie must have been jealous.
It’s a hectic job, being a runwayphotographer. Racing through the city, meeting editors, dragging your box up and down the stairs, getting you equipment ready. And then, finally the show starts. Suddenly everything becomes quiet.
Just take a last look at the inspiring streetfashion in New York. Look at the bags (tiny), look at the shoes (high), and keep smiling. Maybe it’s you we’re catching with our camera the next time.
Let’s follow Peter Stigter around in New York and catch a glimp of just an ordinairy day of a catwalk-photographer. In and out of taxi’s, subways, meetings with colleagues and shooting thousands of pictures. Plus drinks and diner with the Team.
Antonio Marras’ show was inspired by his mother’s elegance, so a large picture of her featured as he backdrop of the show.
The models wore items his mother used to wear too, like vintage menswear jackets embroidered with sequins and feathers. But also little black dresses, belted cardigans and sweaters with corsages to make them more playful and feminine. They all breathed 50′s elegance.
During the finale all models appeared in LBS’s with polkadots and white starched collar.
An impression of the frontstage and backstage of the Supertrash catwalk fashion show during amsterdam fashion week.
Video by Niels @ Team Peter Stigter
Since Christian Dior introduced the pencil skirt in the late 1940s the item has had several popular periods. A few years ago it’s popularity increased again. Victoria Beckham, who – at that time – seemed to be a pencil skirt-ambassador, might have started the trend then. And now the skirt is still hot.
For fall Italian fashion houses like Dolce & Gabbana, Moschino showed many pencil skirts. Domenico and Stefano made theirs less stiff. They looked more comfortable than the average pencil skirt and they’d probably be much more easy to walk in too. At Moschino the skirts ended above the knee.
We’re not quite sure if they’d count as pencil skirts, but we did spot some ruffled pencil-shaped versions. Both Moschino and Nina Ricci came up with those, one in black, one grey-shaded with flowers.
Other brands that made the pencil skirt work were Dior, Dsquared, Etro and Paul Smith. Some looked more comfortable than others, but overall the skirts appeared elegant and made the models look sexy and feminine.
Today Jean Paul Gaultier presented the future. His runway show was 3D! All guests attending the show (including singer Kelly Rowland) got special 3D glasses to watch the special effects JPG had added to his show.
JPG’s models were as diverse as they could be: pale, bronzed, bearded, shaved, blond hair, brown hair. A few had glasses on and some had afros. Some were young, others looked older. Even a blond haired girl popped up twice at the show.
The clothes for spring were like the models: a little bit of everything. They seemed to be Moroccan inspired so we saw some see-through fabrics and a few caftan-like blouses. The set of the show was a steamy hammam.
At first JPG showed some transparent black. Two tops were closed with laces at the front. Then some beige looks came buy; jackets with lots of pockets and big scarves (for a cold summer night?). Some printed creations followed. Those prints looked as if they were made out of paint splatters. The models wore a strange kind of bonnet to go with the printed outfits.
To stick with the Moroccan feeling JPG had added some embroideries to his blouses matched with pants that were tight at the bottom and loose around the crotch. We then saw an overall, a suit jacket matched with shorts, a skirt, one black caftan that reached the floor and a see-through black one-piece outfit.
Though JPG mostly used brown, black, beige and white in this collection, he did add some cobalt blue towards the end. Not to speak of the finale, when models entered the runway in bright, shiny, printed designs that came to live with 3D glasses.
The collection maybe was a bit messy, but there were some good items in it. And the fact that JPG was the first designer to use 3D in his collection is worth some extra credits too.
Each fashion season we all get very much inspired by the collections presented on the catwalk. After New York, London, Milan and Paris we have new creative ideas and we have picked up the trends we will probably be wearing a season later. So there’s no doubt fashion designers create trends or at least a certain style.
Yet it’s also true that a big part of fashion starts on the street. What people wear in their daily lives is a starting point for fashion too. Whether it’s your grandma walking her dog in a floral printed skirt, your father in one of his suits or your neighbour is a pair of old school jeans. Every kind of streetwear can be the beginning of a fashion trend.
During the fashion weeks our team always spots the most fashionable people outside the fashion shows. They wear clothes not everyone dares to wear. Their streetstyle is often bright-colored, crazy-shaped and remarkably printed. Not to mention their shoes and accessories.
To show you that streetwear can be an inspiration for fashion designers we selected six outfits that were seen in the streets as well as on the runway.
While wearing your boyfriend’s clothes is a big hit this season we saw the masculine look at Lacoste and on the streets. In many fashion shows designers draped their fabrics, which gave their designs a very romantic twist. One of the girls on our streetwear photos showed even jumpsuits and drapery can work well together.Black and white or blue and white stripes belong to the navy trend that’s hot this spring. Dutch designers Spijkers & Spijkers showed this look on the runway, we saw it outside of the shows. And as more and more jumpsuits work their way into today’s streetwear, it was’t hard to find a yellow printed one that matched the Marc Jacobs version.