Marloes Blaas Catwalk Fashion Show Amsterdam FW2012
Today Marloes Blaas showed her fifth collection named A Common Silver Spoon, based on a Dutch saying (Geboren met een zilveren lepel in de mond).
Marloes used the theme literally by making actual spoons into necklaces. They were the perfect details to her strong wintery collection built around the after war period.
“In other collections I used to look at the forties; this time I focused more on the fifties, a prosperous period in which everyone seemed to be doing well. It was a time of solidarity, working together and large families. Especially those family portraits intrigued me. I started looking and old photo-albums from my mother’s family (she grew up in a family of 12 children). People used to really dress up in their best clothes. They didn’t look at all like themselves, but they did put a lot of effort into those pictures. I used bits and pieces of looks from that time and translated them into something modern”, Marloes told us.
She showed a total of 20 looks, divided into 3 pairs. Marloes: “In the first part jewelry plays a big role. I used real silver spoons and made necklaces out of them. The clothes in this first part are heavy, dark and are made in shades of grey and black. 2. The second part of the collection is more tough. For this part I studied old school pictures. They inspired me to come up with several school uniforms and school bags. 3. For the third part, which is more about the reconstruction after the war, I used my own print with rocks. It has shades of burgundy and sand in it.”
Most looks were strong and very wearable. Especially the coats and the knitwear were beautiful. We still have some doubt about those thight high camel and pink colored pants, but everything else turned out great.