Jef Montes Fashion Week Amsterdam FW2014
A burning, spinning communion candle as a backdrop; Artez graduate Jef Montes again (like with his 2012 graduation collection) seemed inspired by religion. He immediately caught everyone’s attention as he kicked off his show with a model pouring two ‘candles’ of indigo paint over her white dress. What followed was a mix of blue and white wet-looking creations with matching head pieces. Impressive were the shiny designs, created out of satin duchesse and hand painted fibre glass. And even though the fit of the designs (robes) was loose and structured beautiful, colorful, cross-shaped embroideries added a touch of refinement to the Illuminosa collection. The first official fashion week collection for Jef and most certainly not the last one.