So who was sitting frontrow at SIS by Spijkers and Spijkers? We some some important editors and well dressed fashionistas.
Those colored lashed looked great at the show of SIS! We thought it was a new mascara, but we noticed they were colored by hand. Take a look backstage of SIS by Spijkers & Spijkers.
Truus Spijkers and Riet Spijkers presented a signature SIS collection tonight, named I am in training, don’t kiss me. The looks were inspired by the circus, which was visible in the clothing details and the circus animal prints. Even the backdrop and the music breathed circus, while the smiling models with curly hair gave the show an extra positive vibe.
They wore wearable dresses in different colored parts and playful ruffled skirts. Printed hot shorts were worn with loose fitting tops, small colored belts and elegant heels. Like always at SIS there were a few suits too, a light pink version with a blouse in the same color being the most stunning.
An extra playful accent was added to the show when a dressed up circus dog (actually the dog of the Spijkers-sisters) was sent on the runway, accompanied by one of the models. Overall it was one of the sexiest, most cheerful SIS collections so far. Let’s keep this positive vibe throughout the night!
This upcoming edition of the Amsterdam International Fashion Week the twins sisters Riet en Truus Spijkers will be the first to show their SIS collection. We spoke to the sisters about this new collection and what kind of story they will be telling during the opening event.
“We’re very excited to be part of the opening show this season. For us that’s even better than just doing a regular fashion show. It results in a lot of media attention, which is one of the reasons we decided to show during Amsterdam Fashion Week. More media coverage results in more requests for our collection and that’s always good.”
It’s only one year ago that Spijkers en Spijkers launched it’s little sister SIS, yet so far the new line is doing great. “We are getting applications for the collections from abroad as well. SIS is now being sold in countries like Italy, Japan and Australia.”
As for the new summer collection we can expect nothing but summery/sunny clothing. “The collection is sunny, optimistic and a little naughty. The theme is Bain du Soleil. Again it will have some twenties references, which we also used in our music. The soundtrack will be modern but with a definite twenties twist.”
Like in every collection the sisters chose a certain woman as their female muse for the collection. “This time Olympic swimmer Zus Braun gave the designers their inspiration. Due to that the collection has some slightly sporty details in it, but mostly done in a very feminine way.”
“The clothes will have a tight fit and come in colors like rose, pistachio, amber and nautical blue. There are some bright Au Bain de Soleil prints as well. We used cotton, crêpe de chine and some very comfy jerseys. It’s just a fun collection, so we’re very much looking forward to the show.”
SIS by Spijkers en Spijkers will be shown on Wednesday evening 13 July at 6.30 p.m.
We saw some Fast Ladies on the runway at SIS by Spijkers en Spijkers. Wearing loose-fitting overalls (with lammy collars), knitted dresses, leather jackets and loose pants the girls rocked the show, inspired by the first women in race sport and aviation.
Truus and Riet Spijkers always felt that women should feel free and live up to their dreams, so they chose Amelia Earhart (the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean) as the muse of this new collection.
The silhouettes were very tailored, yet everything looked very comfortable and elegant. The shades of black, true blue, dreamblue, grey blue, ochre, ecru and light taupe worked together beautifully. The brand new ‘cloud print’ the sisters designed in red and blue felt like a modern camouflage print and looked fresh.
Congrats on your second SIS collection Spijkertjes!
Shoes. Caps. Maillots. Dresses. Overalls. Jackets. Backstage as Spijkers en Spijkers the girls are getting ready for the show inspired by tough, strong women like Amalia Earhartt.
For the second time the sisters Truus and Riet Spijkers will show their SIS collection during the Amsterdam Fashion Week. Their second collection of their more affordable line will exist of 30 looks, containing 90 outfits.
‘For this fall collection we were inspired by the first female drivers and aviators back in the days. We used ladies like Amelia Earheart, the first woman to cross the ocean, as an inspiration. We were already thinking about doing something with he for a long time and now was the right time’, Truus Spijkers explained.
Truus and Riet didn’t use the theme very literally. ‘When you think of aviators you almost immediately think of lammy coats, well you’re not going to see those in our collection’, Truus said. ‘We did design knitted dresses with ribbons stitched on top of it, tough overalls and jackets with fur collars. We used shades of blue, light taupe, grey, black and some red.’
While the sea was a big theme in the latest SIS collection, this time it’s all about the sky. The twin sisters therefore designed a print of clouds that will pop up in the collection.
Truus tells the collection will definitely be a winter collection: ‘We used heavy wool, silk and cotton, yet we also did one lightweight parachute fabric.’
Her favorite items are the knitted dresses: ‘They’re comfortable and luxe, so I think many people will like them. Our musthaves for next winter must be the overall and the jumpsuit.’
Like at last year’s SIS show some video material might be shown, but the sisters can not give away too much. What they can say is that Joost van Bellen is working on some very tough rock ‘n roll music, which we’re dying to hear on Thursday evening (27 January).
Photos: Muriel Schouten @ Team Peter Stigter
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!