Calvin Klein Catwalk Fashion Show New York SS2011

September 17, 2010 by  
Filed under Fashion, Featured Items, New York, womenswear

The Calvin Klein fashion show was like a parade of Dutch models. New girl Daphne Groeneveld opened the show, followed by Dutchies like Nimue Smit, Mirte Maas, Patricia van der Vliet and Lisanne de Jong. Another new Dutch girl named Iris Egbers was booked for this Calvin Klein show exclusively. So her career is off to a good start. The show was finally ended by Lara Stone, who is of course half Dutch. And with so many Dutch girls walking the Calvin Klein show we can be nothing but proud.

From the front row Katie Holmes and Julianne Moore watched Francisco Costa’s new, yet again very minimalistic collection. The designs looked clean and soft as they came by in shades of ivory, black and grey (there were exactly one red and two blue items).

According to Costa the collection was more about the body, the fabric and obvious interesting cuts.’The new field for me is softness, and making that very sharp and crisp, which is much more difficult. It was challenging, fun, much more fluid, elongated’, he said.

There were a lot of long dresses, which ended mid-calf. They were either very broad at the shoulders or shaped like a tank-top. Some dresses had a very sexy low V-line, others had subtle pleats added on the front or decorative folds.

The models wore simple ponytails and all looked very sophisticated in the CK designs. And although the clothes were very plain, Costa made them feel relevant and fresh for next summer.

Dutch Models: Lisanne de Jong

September 10, 2010 by  
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Dutch models are doing well at this moment. Out of the ten new faces selected three were Dutch. These girls are proclaimed to become the new Doutzen Kroes and Lara Stone.

Dutch 19-year-old model Lisanne de Jong did not make it to that top ten, but is actually just as successful as the other girls. She walked shows for Balenciaga and Hervé Leger, she opened the Miu Miu and Max Azria show and in Milan she walked exclusively for Prada. In that Prada show six Dutch Models walked the runway.

Lisanne de Jong proved she’s got more than a pretty face and a good walk; she can pose in front of the camera as well. She is the new face in the Balenciaga and Celine campaign and was photographed in all the new Burberry Prorsum and Missoni clothes for the lookbooks of those brands.

The title of topmodel is getting close…

Trend Report FW2010: Fabulous Fifties

August 13, 2010 by  
Filed under Fashion

Women with curves can be happy ‘cause coming fall is about the feminine silhouette. Breats, hips and butts don’t have to be hidden, but are celebrated! We see circle skirts, wasp-waists and accentuated breats.

Louis Vuitton and Prada definitely were the trend setters for this fifties vibe. Marc Jacobs showed a whole collection full of women-friendly designs. He even let some of the bigger models walk in his fashion show to point out that some extra curves can look just fine.

Miuccia Prada did the same thing. She mainly accentuated the breasts with her dresses. And she let models without a size zero, like our Dutchies Lara Stone and Doutzen Kroes, walk the show.

Apart from Vuitton and Prada designers like Paul Smith, Dries van Noten and Fendi showed some fifty-inspired outfits as well. Dolce & Gabbana did so too, yet they showed pencil skirts instead circle ones.

So this fall, you don’t have to worry about your fuller hips and big boobs. Celebrate them by putting on circle skirts, small waist belts and tight tops.

Ps. Wear a headband or a Brigit Bardot-esque ponytail to complete the look!

Prada Catwalk Fashion Show Milan FW2010

February 26, 2010 by  
Filed under Fashion, Milan, womenswear

You don’t wanna fight with the new Prada-woman. She looks sensuous and very elegant in her 50’s housewive dresses, but she’s in control and self assured. She is who she is.

This was yet another Prada-collection which leaves you distressed and thinking about what was going on. Someone called it retro-future, severe chic or restraint meets assertiveness,  I would call it women breaking free. Disturbing jazz filled the room and the models were walking down the runway with beehive-hair, bare faces and in prim dresses with high pointed shoes.

Take a closer look and you see the silhouette of the breasts sticking out, push up ruffle bra-dresses and a glimpse of knitted collars at chic coats and LBD’s with a plastic ruffle. It was exciting to see fuller-figured girls at the show – Doutzen Kroes and Lara Stone a.o. – who walked secure and celebrated their femininity. Interesting were the sweater-dressing – a blue cable knit at a full cable knit skirt – the dark 50′ prints and the rubber coats in camel. The collection was about sex appeal, but in Prada’s world, it’s not about baring all. It was conservative, sometimes almost funereal, except for the suggestive, exaggerated focus at the bust.

Hopefully the thick knitted knee-highs and maillots don’t itch too much, because they add just that edgy touch to the outfits. Especially worn with those fragile looking patent leather shoes.

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