VIDEO: Backstage at Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture SS2019

February 6, 2019 by  
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Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture SS19 Backstage from Team Peter Stigter on Vimeo.

Catwalk Trend Spring/Summer 2019: Scarf Prints

February 6, 2019 by  
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Introduced by Versace and copied by millions; the scarf print is a big trend again for spring/summer 2019. Expect lots of flowers, chains and paisley prints in the mix as seen at Chloé, Loewe and Etro. Fits are loose and airy, the color palette earthy and rusty. Hats, bags and turbans with matching scarf print are the icing on the cake of your summer look, which will be simply perf for your holiday getaway.

Catwalk Trend Spring/Summer 2019: Utility Mode On

February 4, 2019 by  
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Overalls, cargo pants, tool belts and utility vests; it’s all about functional fashion these days. Wear your clothes oversized, in earthy tones and covered with a variation of pockets (and even pockets on pockets!). No extra bag(s) needed anymore. Thanks to Virgil Abloh and his concept of ‘accessomorphosis’: the transformation of bags and wallets into clothing. Just make sure you remember what you put in which pocket. Or you’ll have a hard time finding your car keys or American Express card and you’ll end up making things even more complicated instead.

Claes Iversen Couture SS19 “79Au”

February 1, 2019 by  
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Designer Claes Iversen just released his latest couture collection “79Au”. Monday we shot the lookbook for this SS2019 collection, which is all about gold and rings, at our studio. Below Peter talks Claes Iversen and this specific lookbook shoot.

Peter: “I’ve known Claes from back when he was interning at Viktor & Rolf. Since then he’s grown to be an amazing designer of his own. I’ve shot his collections and shows ever since and he was even the first designer to host a catwalk show at our Amsterdam studio. It’s a joy working with Claes. He’s great to be around, so we always have a good time on set. Claes might be Danish, with his rich fabrics and sculptural designs he fits in with our Dutch fashion landscape perfectly. His designs represent couture at its finest. For the lookbook shoot of his 79Au collection we’ve focused on keeping everything around the clothes as clean as possible. Since, with a collection full of gold like this, it’s easy to mess it up by going all too shiny/bling-bling and making the most delicate, elegant designs look like a Versace collection on steroids. We had a long shooting day at the studio this Monday, yet we had a lot of fun creating this lookbook for yet another stunning (golden!) Claes Iversen collection.”


Behind the scenes / at the studio

Lookbook


It’s all in the details

Catwalk Trend Spring/Summer 2019: Biker Shorts

January 31, 2019 by  
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“I want to ride my bicycle!” Biker shorts are here to stay (for a little longer). Kim Kardashian must be so proud having been promoting this style for seasons now. And finally it’s really taking off! Wear them chic or street, with heels or dad sneakers, off shoulder tops or a cropped fur coat. It takes some guts to dare to rock this trend, but if you can pull it off you better enjoy it (to the fullest) while it lasts!

Short ‘n Sassy Haute Couture trend SS2019

January 30, 2019 by  
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When you think couture you might automatically picture romantic, floor sweeping gowns. Fact is short and voluminous couture dresses are becoming more and more popular. Just take a look at the examples below, short ‘n sassy couture dresses by the likes of Balmain, Givenchy and Dutch designer Iris van Herpen. Shorter but with the same impact as most of the long gowns. Lots of volume, so no bold sexiness (accentuated waists and deep cleavages) here. But there’s elegancy and seductiveness in the details; the bare shoulders or those killer legs for example.


Backstage at Viktor & Rolf haute couture SS2019

January 29, 2019 by  
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Take a look backstage at Viktor & Rolf during the preparations of their SS2019 haute couture show. The finishing touches to their wow dresses, the hair, the make-up, and the models lining up.

Streetwear Haute Couture SS2019: Hats Off

January 29, 2019 by  
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Whether it’s Prada, patent leather or leopard printed a good old statement hat can make or break your outfit. Just check out our gallery or streetstyle images shot outside the SS2019 couture shows in Paris. Shoes, check. Bag, check. Hat, check! Hats off for this streetstyle trend.

Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture Paris SS2019

January 23, 2019 by  
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On Wednesday Viktor & Rolf surprised us with their latest couture collection titled “Fashion Statements”. A collection filled with statements, fashion wise, but literally too, as all gowns had large quotes/memes added to them. Classic quotes and statements that turned a smile on everyone’s faces. “I’m not shy I just don’t like you”, “F*ck this I’m going to Paris” or “Sorry I’m late I didn’t want to come”. Things we say on a usually base and things we’d love to say out loud more often. They were the extra touch to the 18 statement makers of couture gowns. Bright colored and voluminous (which seems like a big understatement as the dresses really were larger than life) with layers and layers (and layers) of tulle). The good old “NO” we’ve seen pop up in many more collections was present too. And the show concluded with a black gown reading “I want a better world”. Bold, bright, artistic, fun, refreshing, impressive and very Viktor & Rolf. The “Less is more” that could be read a pink tulle gown just doesn’t apply to their own collections.

Dior Haute Couture Paris SS2019

January 23, 2019 by  
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It was a circus both outside and inside the Dior show. Inspired by circus depictions in Jean Cocteau, Pablo Picasso, Cindy Sherman, and Richard Avedon’s Dovima with Elephants, which he shot in Paris’s Cirque d’Hiver circa 1955 Maria Grazia Chiuri turned her show venue into a circus tent. She even named the designs of circus costume maker Gérard Vicaire as the haute couture that led to this collection. The checked floor matched the theme as well as the collection’s color palette. Even female acrobats were hired to do some of their stunts. It’s showtime! And with all that “distraction” the couture designs still spoke loudly. Harlequin checks, clowneske collars, lots of tulle, lots of glitters, lots of stars. Looks were either black and white or pastel colored. Eithr short and above the knee or long and floor sweeping. Either masculine or extremely feminine (showing skin, showing curves). All models wore sparkling classic caps with a little lace in front or their faces. When all else fails, join the (Dior) circus!

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