LAB-show AFW FW2013: Tessa Wagenvoort & Laura Smith

January 24, 2013 by  
Filed under AIFW, Amsterdam, Fashion, womenswear

Travel-pictures were the inspiration for Tessa Wagenvoort’s collection. The designer from The Hague was the first to show in the LAB-cyclus at Amsterdam Fashion Week. Wagenvoort wanted to translate the often overwhelming feeling of being in another place and culture into prints. She used an old photo-technique to realize her handmade prints.


The British designer Laura Smith focused at vintage uniforms and a hippie-like beachstyle. Shirts, pants and fluid skirts form the basis of the collection. The style is minimal with sober colors and brick-red. Texture is more important than color.


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