Crime against architectural shapes
Yesterday AFW was dominated by new talent. In the morning Hunter Linda attended the LAB show were Jivika Biervliet and Sarena Huizinga showed their collections. In the evening it was up to Marije de Haan en Winde Rienstra. The LAB shows and Lichting, which is only scheduled once a year are always one of our favorite shows because we think it is great for new talent to show their skills and beside that the collections are innovative and inspiring. The show started with Marije de Haan. Marije graduated in June 2010 at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague and won the G-Star Raw Talent Award in 2010 during Lichting. Marije is fascinated by people on the edge of society, like criminals. This fascination was clearly reflected in the collection she showed yesterday. For this collection she was inspired by old police photography and American bandit Black Bart. He was always dressed very tidy in suit and bowler hat, but with a grain bag over his head. The models, which were incidentally no young, mannered boys showed the Black Bart look. Classic suits, combined with destroyed jeans and rough details. Blouses worn as a hug scarf which were covering the models face. The models really looked like criminals and the atmosphere was dangerous as well. The models, the collection, the music everything suited really well with the story. The second show from Winde Rienstra it was quite the opposite. Winde gratuated for Fashion Design in 2009 at the School of Arts in Utrecht and is well known for her architectural shapes. In addition to the recognition of the architectural shapes, Winde is well known about the eco friendly fabrics which she uses for her designs. Winde was inspired for this collection “Reflections in Facets” by the paintings of the Dutch painter J.C. van Schagen. The effect of light on these patterns in the paintings, were one of the starting point for this collection. Breathtaking is for me the best word the describe the show. Strong shapes, the wooden corsets which emphasized the femininity and not to mention the shoes which were made of cardboard. Without doubt one of the best shows.
Photographed by Team Peter Stigter