Big Volumes Couture Trend AW2019

July 15, 2019 by  
Filed under Fashion, Haute Couture, womenswear

Big volumes have always been a big theme in couture land. Highly accentuated shoulder, rounded hips, balloon sleeves and skirts made out of endless layers of tulle. Check out the latest collections from the likes of Iris van Herpen, Giambattista Valli (the absolute tulle title holder and volume victor) and Schiaparelli. With couture minded coupes and make-up to match. Go big or go home is the message (yet again).

Streetwear at De Modefabriek July 2019

July 12, 2019 by  
Filed under Amsterdam, Streetwear

Earlier this week we captured the best dressed Modefabriek visitors. Waistcoats, fanny packs and summer hats, let’s go!

Martan Catwalk Fashion Show + Premiere House of Salt

July 11, 2019 by  
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On Wednesday night we all gathered at Het Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ for the premier of House of Salt. Not your ordinary fashion show, but a project combining fashion, film and music. Martan Designers Diek Pothoven & Luuk Kuijf created the fashion pieces. Other creatives involved were director Willem Gerritsen (Czar amsterdam), Raphael Vanoli, Asko|Schönberg and REDKEN artist Siko van Berkel. Martan is all about fashion forward materials and refreshing shapes. For this collection the designer used fabrics with liquid rubbers and prints inspired by David Hockney’s waves. Other water world references were laminated shells and silhouette that appeared to be dripping off of the models bodies. A powdery pink suit jacket paired with a pair of silk pants stood out. As did an emerald green menswear coat and all of the fluffy fur bags. A Redken wet look to match and we were all drooling over the models look, all with their different levels of being soaked. You got that Martan drip yet?

Menswear SS2020 Preview: Bright Pink

July 10, 2019 by  
Filed under Fashion, Menswear

The brightest pink, worn head to toe if possible is going to be next summer’s menswear look. From Louis Vuitton’s pink croc to Dior’s pink cover up. From Versace’s pink hair + pink runway to Emporio Armani’s fluid pink suit. Embracing your masculinity never looked this bright. Next year be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons guys!

Streetwear Haute Couture Week SS2020 Day 3

July 4, 2019 by  
Filed under Streetwear, womenswear

Another day another round of couture show worthy looks out on the streets of Paris. See who was wearing who on day 3 of this haute couture week.

Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture Paris SS2020

July 4, 2019 by  
Filed under Fashion, Featured Items, Haute Couture

Last season’s collection was all over the internet and went endlessly viral on IG. Even till today, when Christina Aguilera arrived in that “Fuck this Im going to Paris”-dress, it’s a megahit. So how to follow up on a hyped up collection like that? A moody but later on light hearted collection entitled Spiritual Glamour shown at the Westin Hotel was the answer. “Our spell is to transform the feeling of doom about our environment into positive action,” said Horsting. And so the designers collaborated with textile artist Claudy Jongstra. A specific shade of Burgundian black made from botanical pigments turned up on coats and dresses. As the collection slowly became a little more cheerful towards the end when the sun, stars, flowers, butterflies and the usual bows brought some extra optimism. Architectonical shapes, patchwork details, funky hairdos (with little waves) and dramatic eye make-up turned each look into a showstopper. It might turn out as less of a hype perhaps, but with a stronger sustainability message this time. “Our models are like modern witches looking for a spell to make people look at fashion production and consumption differently”, Rolf said. Let’s hope the fashion system is not cursed.

Iris van Herpen Haute Couture show SS2020

July 3, 2019 by  
Filed under Fashion, Featured Items, Haute Couture, Paris

On Monday Dutch designer Iris van Herpen presented her latest couture collection ´hypnosis´. Nineteen laser-printed, heat-bonded and laser cut dresses inspired by the kinetic sculptures of American artist Anthony Howe. As Céline Dion, wearing one of the dresses, watched from the front row the designs gracefully moved (with duchesse-satin cut into thousands of 0.8 mm exquisite waves that each are interlinked, designed to move faster than the eye can follow) with every step of the (run)way. Yet explaining the way these dresses were constructed or made with technology can be as dazzling as watching the designs come down the runway. ´The ‘hypnosis’ collection is a hypnotic visualization of nature’s tapestry, the symbiotic cycles of our biosphere that interweave the air, land, and oceans. It also reflects the ongoing dissection of the rhythms of life and resonates with the fragility within these interwoven worlds´, Iris told the press. Best let the designer explain the process and simply be amazed.

Streetwear Haute Couture Week SS2020 Day 2

July 3, 2019 by  
Filed under Haute Couture, Paris, Streetwear, womenswear

Nicole and Céline turned heads on the second day of this haute couture week. See what other show-goers (celebs, influencers and fashion professionals) made jaws drop and eyes pop with their impressive appearances.

Streetwear Haute Couture Week SS2020 Day 1

See who´s wearing who (Céline Dion wearing a dress by Dutch designer Iris van Herpen) on the first day of the SS2020 haute couture week in Paris in our gallery below.

Schueller de Waal haute couture vibes Paris AW2020

July 3, 2019 by  
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