Saturday, July 17, 2010

There was something about NON (by KIM): UNCONTACTED

As I walked into the Salon the feeling of art was in the air. The SS11 collection by NON by KIM was all about fluent lines, volumes, abstraction and craftsmanship. There was a sense of freedom in the air. Once again Kim gave us a wonderful show. The concept, the clothes, and the art film matching and completing each other. Even with the concept and her share of abstract ideas with the audience made this was a very wearable collection. It's casual and rock-and-roll, but sophisticated at the same time. Simple but very well made. Also the color card was fresh. The love and passion for art and fashion were there, and everyone could feel it .
Also the Salon was very full of people. I think when you taste the love for craftsmanship by Kim, you just can't get enough.




Text: Sónia, Style-Obscur
Photographs: Aram Goudsmit

The kings of Ado Les Scents

Last year winner of the Frans Molenaar price, Hyan Yeu, presented his SS 2011 Men’s wear collection, called ‘The king is helpless’. The show started with sophisticated royal classic music. It was a very elegance and clean fashion show. The collection had elemets of the smoking suit, but translated into sportive and clean men shirts. The cloths breath air and look like they fit like a glove.
The round shoulders slightly puffy ¾ sleeves and little pleats on unexpected place - like the neckline - subtly add softness to the classic men’s garments. The models walked static on middle age sandals, but looked cool and fresh.
Hyan Yeu is very promising for the future, because of his craftsmanship and refinement. With this collection - and with this young promising new designer - men’s fashion has found another nobel knight that puts fashionable menswear on the fashion map in the Netherlands. A knights tail to keep an eye on. 

Vivian Sneep & Marij Rynja
pictures by Vincent Kos

Show report: Monique Collignon

I had high expectations for Monique's Spring/Summer 2011 predictions because I liked her previous collections.

The audience swarmed in and when everyone was seated the lights slowly went out. At every show celebrities are present. As well as this show; celebrities such as Marijke Helwegen, Ans Markus, Bastiaan van Schaik and Graziella Ferraro were front row.

Monique is known for her feminine designs. She presented a wearable collection for the working woman. It consists of flamboyant dresses, leather looks, printed blouses, trousers and skirts. Highlights were the assymetric jumpsuit and ruffled dresses. The looks were finished off with colored flowerclips in the hair and nice and comfortable wedges. So don't store your wedges yet ladies!
Kim Feenstra, from Holland Next Top Model opened the show and Sylvia Geersen (also from HNTM) ended it. Text by Stacey Currie - iwritefashion
Photos by Vincent Kos