Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Jan Taminiau: Duality

Tonight, the kick off of the official catwalk programme of Amsterdam Internation Fashion Week took place. Two shows and one ongoing exhibition between them, a lot to see! Jan Taminiau opened the evening with his sparkling show. He is the only Dutch designer who also showed at Paris Fashion Week, last weekend.

At the first shown outfit I felt in love immediately, totally my style, over the top cocktail gowns with a lot of sparkles, glitters and star sequins. Those –pretty tight- gowns mostly came in gold, silver, more gold and more silver!

The silhouette was ultra short. Dresses with big cut outs in the back, as well as off shoulder and strapless designs, or created with big shoulders but all very very short. Equally impressive were the shoes. With a small cut out at the back of the heel totally fresh and edgy.

All the models had to do a special pose in front of the camera, and then there’s was a ‘click’ photo sound. After the cocktaildresses there came two fabulous wedding dresses and my heart began to bounce even more. His collection, called Duality, was live streamed on the internet.