Nicolaas Catwalk Fashion Show SS2011
Project Catwalk participant Nicolaas Gerritsen (26) got a chance to show his work for the second time at the Amsterdam Fashion Week today. Yet it was his first independent show. His collection, named Edge, was inspired by the psychological ink stains of Rorschach as a symbol for and edgy woman. Nicolaas described her as a hot mess.
She first appeared in several sporty looks, in red and white. She wore the craziest sunglasses and structured jewelery. She looked lovely in two outfits decorated with large roses, one was a cream-colored dress, the other a black skirt. The woman even appeared in some leather looks with corset details.
And the name hot mess really applied when Nicolaas’ last look came on stage. It was a neon-colored skirt with some white tule underneath it. The model wore a black leather top with it.
Nicolaas was born in Amsterdam and grew up in Afrika. He studied at AMFI, Rietveld and Artez. Nicolaas was an intern at Derek Lam in New York. He showed during the Amsterdam Fashion Week in 2008, together with another designer. Nicolaas wants to design women’s clothes that men would love to look at.