Ala Blanka By Anbasja Blanken Catwalk Fashion Show Amsterdam SS2017

July 8, 2016 by  
Filed under Amsterdam, Fashion, womenswear

Showing the same white, off shoulder, ruffled top fourteen times in a row could quickly get your audience bored. Yet at Anbasja Blanken’s fashion show Friday afternoon there was no sign of boredom. That white top was a sign, a sign we had to keep our eyes on the pants. ‘Cause if you know Blanken, you know she’s all about trousers. Luxury womenswear trousers that stand out because of their color palette and choice of fabric. A focus that seems to be the perfect niche market. ‘Cause even though today was Blanken’s first collection presentation her pants have already been featured in some of the biggest Dutch fashion magazines.

The starting point of this forties/fifties style collection had everything to do with it’s name. Blanken: “My inspiration for this collection mainly comes from the meaning of ‘Ala Blanka’; white wings as the symbol of ultimate freedom. They radiate strength, magic and mystery.”

This translated to dreamy, romantic and ultra feminine looks. Dusty pink and powder hues were alternated by touches of red, yellow and emerald. The off shoulder tops, the parted, wavy hair and natural make-up added to the overall elegance and classic feel of the collection. Airy and shiny fabrics, floral appliques and embroideries turned the pants into extravagant showstoppers. Wearing pants was never as ladylike as it is with Anbasja Blanken.