Catwalktrend FW2010 – Black leather

August 24, 2010 by  
Filed under Fashion, womenswear

Black leather, it can look so sophisticated, yet it can appear very nasty & gothic as well. For fall, both examples were shown on the catwalk.

More than any other color leather, black was by the world’s top designers. Often total looks were created out of black leather. So the models wore coats, capes, hats, pants, gloves, dresses, skirts, belts and shoes of black leather.

Alexander Wang made it look grungy, at Moschino it was cool and Hermes used a croc-version. Ann Demeulemeester gave it a Gothic touch, Dior’s was girly and at Dsquared the black leather was worn by Dominatrix.

It’s clear you can go create many different looks with just this one material. On the catwalk it all looked great, yet when walking down the streets fully dressed in black leather, you’ll soon be judged. Our advice is to mix & match your leather with other pieces, so you won’t come across as some leather fetishist.

Roparosa Catwalk Fashion Show SS2011

July 18, 2010 by  
Filed under Amsterdam, Fashion, womenswear

Today Project Catwalk (RTL5) winner Roos van der Kamp showed her third collection Come out and play. The designing of streetstyle clothes she became so good at during the television show was visible again as she presented a mix of comfortable and sporty clothes.

The independent, confident woman Roos designs for definitely was ready to go ‘out and play’. She wore modern, trendy clothes with loose silhouettes, strong geometrical shapes and soft fabrics.

Her pants were wide and had obvious elastic bands. Her tops had accentuated, well-made shoulders, yet Roos already made a lot of those during Project Catwalk.

Two ‘jackets’ (in red and green) had very pointy shoulders and resembled big envelopes. Several jumpsuits and sportive shorts looked very cool.

The leggings and the bathing suit full of cutouts were not really our taste, but hey, there always needs to be room for improvement.

About Roos van der Kamp
Roos (1984) graduated in 2005 at the HKU. She founded her own company Roparosa in 2007. In 2010 she won television program Project Catwalk. This Fashion Week she presented her third collection Come out and play, being able to show her line was one of the prices of the television show.

Daryl van Wouw Catwalk Fashion Show SS2011

July 18, 2010 by  
Filed under Amsterdam, Fashion, Featured Items, womenswear

For his new collection Daryl van Wouw just put on the song Paradise Circus of Massive Attack on repeat and the rest is history. The song and especially the videoclip inspired him to make a whole new summer collection by the name of Lovely Weird World.

The colors of the video led to a wonderful color palette of white, orange, cobalt blue and green. The clothes felt urban and very wearable. Shorts and short dresses were the main items of the show. They (almost) all had special pleats, which often created extra volume.

Less than before the fact that Daryl lives now in Shanghai influenced the collection. Yet the show did have a foreign touch. The models had special make-up with vertical dots, their hair was green, red and blue colored. The girls wore (gypsy) accessories (headbands, bracelets and earrings) with coins and walked on colorful, leather – designed by Daryl – sandals.

Daryl might be living in Shanghai, he still knows exactly what Dutch women love to wear: easy going, stunning, street-chic items for any possible occasion.

Frans Molenaar Catwalk Fashion / Award Show

July 17, 2010 by  
Filed under Amsterdam, Events, Fashion

Seven young & talented designers showed their skills during the Frans Molenaar award show. They all presented five of their looks on the runway. A jury of three fashion professionals chose Fred Farrow as the winner of the Frans Molenaar award. They thought his collection was very new, beautifully made and had lots of nice details. Above you can find some looks of all the seven students, including the designs of Fred Farrow.

Dolce & Gabbana Catwalk Fashion Show SS2011

June 19, 2010 by  
Filed under Events, Fashion, Featured Items, Menswear, Milan, People

Dolce & Gabbana keep on celebrating their 20th anniversary with memorable events. Not only a cocktail and exhibition in the Palazzo Marino (City Hall) in the centre of Milan, but also with great theatrical fashionshows. The shows not only tell the story of their roots, but also of their creativity and passion.

Today’s menswearshow was all about passion and drama. The duo took inspiration from their beloved Sicily, especially from the fishermen. They took their simple, but inventive way of clothing – pants held together by a rope, fishnet-shirts, simple linen suits, sandals and shorts – and translated that in a casual, relaxed collection with white, black and sand as their main colors. I’m sure there was something for actor Morgan Freeman or Matthew McConnaughey who were attending the show.

But the most dramatic part was the performance of singer Annie Lennox. Dressed in a  huge ballgown she played the piano and acted like a real diva. Her voice sounded better than ever and she sang her evergreens passionately.

Nina Ricci Catwalk Fashion Show Paris FW2010

March 5, 2010 by  
Filed under Fashion, Paris, womenswear

For the first time since Olivier Theyskens had left Nina Ricci the brand was on the official schedule of the Paris Fashion Week. That must have been a relief for Peter Copping.

With his second Nina Ricci collection he wanted to ‘appeal and relate to different types of women’, he said. Yet the ladies we encountered at his show were not that diverse. In their below the knee dresses they all looked like sophisticated, up-town girls.

The fall collection, inspired by the Belle Epoque/Bausch had the same romantic feeling as the Ricci spring collection, though there was more contrast visible this time. Woollen coats were combined with airy transparent tops. Tulle and leather were mixed in several looks as well.

Many outfits were decorated with flowers and had feminine details like ruffles, pleats and lace. It all looked very graceful. Still the flowers were a bit overwhelming on some dresses.

The final dresses were, apart from some cutouts and transparent parts, very winterproof. They touched the floor and were worn with large overcoats of the same length. Those dresses and coats surely will have to be shortened for the average women, cause even the feet of the tall models were not visible any longer.

Some say Copping still has to learn how to let his own voice speak after many years at Louis Vuitton. But we think he already did a good job. Some of the long dresses might just end up being worn at the Oscars this weekend.

Django Steenbakker Catwalk Show

January 27, 2008 by  
Filed under Amsterdam, Fashion

Project Catwalk winner Django Steenbakker presented his new collection today to a big audience.

Django Steenbakker

Django Steenbakker

Django Steenbakker

Django Steenbakker

Django Steenbakker

Django Steenbakker

Django Steenbakker