Ninamounah fashion presentation AFW Studio 2019

March 8, 2019 by  
Filed under Fashion

No straightforward fashion show but a tableau vivant named “Evolve Around Me” awaited us at Ninamounah. At the loveliest location in the city centre, Huis Bartolotti, press, family and friends of the label gathered in the living room. A diverse selection of 15 models walked into to room and took their pose. A man playing the cello set the mood as an artist made a live painting of the setting. Models wore suits, chaps, draped dresses, 3D pieces and cowboy hats. They looked fierce, sophisticated and sexy.

Or, as the show notes described it: “Collection 004 Evolve Around Me looks at dominance and submission through the lens of evolution. Humans are the only animals riding other animals. Humans like to see themselves dominating the animal kingdom, whip in hand. With a strong stallion in between our legs we ride into the sunset dressed in the skins of other species. Treating fashion as an organism that constantly adjusts itself to different environments, such as seasonal changes and natural selection, iconic garments are clashed and melted together to create new shapes; pinstripe suits reference leather motor two-pieces and shirting comes in the shape of a high-cut bodysuits. Sharp tailoring is merged with historical corsetry, two disciplines meant to distort the human shape. Cowgirl silhouettes are moulded into sensual garments using flowing materials that embrace the body. Red, the most aggressive colour on the spectrum, is contrasted with soft beiges and cream.”