Verena Michels and Zyanya Keizer SS2015 Amsterdam Fashion Week

July 13, 2014 by  
Filed under Fashion, womenswear

For her project “Trümmerfrau” Berlin based Verena Michels got inspired by the esthetic of rest materials (army tents, carpet bags and rope sleeves). It made her come up with a collection full fabrics (hand)made out of wool and small other pieces of collection material). It gave her designs a certain edge or rawness if you will. Oversized knits, slouchy sweaters and loose fitting pants looked cosy, casual and practical at the same time No cocktail attire, but perfect looks for a day in the city. Verena definitely wasn’t the first designers to choose this ‘garbage/rest material-theme’ this week. Yet she absolutely gave it her own twist and we can only applaud for these young designers paying attention to and adding a critical note to the way we consume.

Zyanya Keizer was very dark. The hair (worn straight and loose), the make-up (dark red lips), the smoke on the runway, her color palette of choise (blacks and reds) and the silhouettes of her creations (long and lean combined with strong shoulders and high collars). With every design she gave new dimensions to the female silhouette, adding structured fringes and ruffles in all kinds of shapes and sizes. Made out of fur and leather they added to the heaviness of the collection. A collection including lots of stage outfits for the likes of Gaga and Perry, yet don’t seem too practical for day to day wear.