Pauline van Dongen & Etranger LAB Catwalk Fashion Shows SS2012

July 14, 2011 by  
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Pauline van Dongen

Pauline van Dongen and Etranger were the last two designers presenting their LAB collections on Thursday. Pauline’s collection Kinetic Landscapes was perfect. Her dresses had unexpected shapes, lovely details and came in beautiful shades like orange, blue, grey and black. For this collection Pauline was inspired by the powerful force of water and air that both can make big changes to different landscapes. The shoes in this collection were made by Anna Korshun and the jewelry was designed by Nathalie Tappin.


The new collection of designer Lifu Hsiao was inspired by an epic movie by David Lynch: ‘Twin Peaks: Fire walk with me’. Especially the styling and the themes of this movie inspired him to design some sexy flowy dresses and some cute babydoll versions. The shades, ranging from white to pastel and bright red all had a special shiny effect to them and were combined with sheer, black cape-like layers. Check out the gallery below.


Winde Rienstra & GOMES ESSER DESIGN – LAB Catwalk Fashion Shows SS2012

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Winde Rienstra – 11:11

Winde Rienstra and Gomes Esser Design were next up at Amsterdam Fashion Week Lab. Winde really was the public’s favorite; everyone in the audience seemed blown away by her structured, handcrafted designs. Her designs were on the edge of clothes and objects and were not all very wearable, but sure painted a nice picture.


Gomes Esser Design – The perfection of imperfection

Designer Aleyda and Denise from Gomes Esser Design presented their work for the second time during AIFW. It showed their surrealistic and futuristic signature by combining lots of metal (jewelry and head pieces), leather and innovative solar panels.
There were male and female models and America’s Next Top Model participant Sara Longoria was one of them. She fiercely walked the show and is also the new face of Gomes Esser Design.


Roya Hesam & ZEM – LAB Catwalk Fashion Shows SS2012

July 14, 2011 by  
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Thursday is one of the busiest days of the whole Fashion Week with a lot of LAB shows. We started off with ZEM and Roya Hesam, two upcoming designers, who both presented 10 looks.

ZEM – menswear

Designer Samira Algoe based her second AIFW- collection on classic beachwear for men. She used sun, see and beach as the inspiration for her clean and well tailored looks. Most items were made out of two parts (and two or more shades). The sheer silk cotton and the ultra-short pants appeared a little feminine, but overall the clothes felt pretty wearable. Sunny accessories were gave the collection a nice little extra.

Roya Hesam – womenswear

Roya showed her minimalistic but very feminine collection Facing Skills. She used airy fabrics and soft shades. Her dresses, jumpsuits and pants looked elegant and smooth, perfect for summer. There was a little boob flash here and there, but that didn’t spoiled the fun.