SIS by Spijkers en Spijkers Amsterdam Fashion Week Preview

July 10, 2012 by  
Filed under Amsterdam, Fashion, Featured Items, womenswear

An interview with Truus Spijkers

On track
On Friday 13 July designers Truus and Riet Spijkers will present their SIS collection during Amsterdam Fashion Week and they’re more on track than ever before. Truus: “We have shown our collection in Berlin a week before the show, so all of the designs already had to be finished. This gives us some extra time for the last show preparations.”

It’s already the fifth time Spijkers en Spijkers are showing their work during Amsterdam Fashion Week, but that doesn’t mean the sisters aren’t excited. “It is starting to feel like a routine, but I still get chills right before the show every single time. The nice thing about showing in Amsterdam is that it is always very relaxed. Everything is well organized and if we forget something on the day of the show we technically are able to go back to Arnhem and get it. That’s a reassuring thought”, says Truus.

Circus inspired
For spring/summer 2013 Riet and Truus chose circus as a source of inspiration. “The very first circus artists at the turn of the century, the women in the trapezes, are who inspired us. We thought it was a light, dreamy and fresh theme for a spring collection. We want to portray the exotic atmosphere in the city when there was a circus in town. The lights and everyone all dressed up; more or less the feeling we got after seeing the movie Water for Elephants”

Pastels & Primary colours
The new SIS collection will include around 40 looks in a palette of different bright shades. “We start off with several pastel looks, than we introduce some primary colors and we slowly go to a darker palette. We’ve used a graphic cirque print, which in combination with black represents a city night when there’s a circus in town and it’s colourful lights. There is a more literal print too with small circus animals.”

Overall Spijkers and Spijkers stayed very true to their SIS signature. Truus: “The silhouettes will be smooth, we worked with colored parts and there will be graphic elements like our SIS designs have always had before. We’ve used cotton, silk, knitwear, crêpe de Chine and we even introduce a printed jeans. It will be an accessible show like people are used to with SIS.”

The new SIS Spring Summer 2013 collection will be shown on Friday 13 July at 06.00 PM

SIS by Spijkers & Spijkers Backstage AIFW SS2012

It was a bright and sunny collection at SIS by Spijkers & Spijkers actually. The Dutch duo had the honor to open this edition of Amsterdam International Fashion Week. The models looked like glamorous beachqueens in their 20’s inspired outfits, hair and make-up. Faces were kept natural, with wet look lashes and long diva-like hair.