Saturday, 25 July 2009

Style Spy at Amsterdam Fashion Week

Susie was invited out to Amsterdam Fashion Week so has spent the last few days in the Dutch capital. As well as her own official business and blogging of the event she has also donned her mac, dark glasses and trilby as she style spied for us. Her solid recommendation was NON by Kim's SS10 collection titled Inventorum Natura...

Founded in 2007, the Dutch designer Kim Bakker is a new find for me. Looking through her first few collections she mutates the archetypes of men’s garments to push and explore the boundaries of menswear. This third collection of Kim Bakker takes us in to the wonderfully weird realm of flesh eating plants. The collection reflects parts of this world, the agthered constructions and wired seams give the garments an organic and clean cut feel. An interesting balance is created between lightweight and textured materials achieving fluid layered silhouettes and a feeling of motion. Now, it might be because I am a little sleep deprived at the moment (a combination of late nights, howling at the moon because of Susie's absence and a few too many drinks) but I am most intrigued by the textured tights worn under the shorts. Of course we have seen Ricardo Tisci experiment with this styling for the past few seasons but it is interesting to see quite so many of his peers play with this idea, Kim Bakker pulls it off most admirably here.

4 comments:

j said...

These clothes look like something Susie would wear. I think she is just trying to trick you into buying them, Steve. I think you would have gone for something more tailored.

Cillian said...

At first glance the textured tights seem to be erring on the repugnant-side for me but the manner in which they're styled here actually makes them seem quite wearable.

Love the soft palette and loose fits.

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IAMTHEANGELNEGRO said...

cool blog!

Style Salvage Steve said...

J: Ha, you might just be right! Ordinarily I would opt for something more tailored but the recent hot weather has made me think about looser fits.
Cillian: I am still wondering about these textured tights despite having had time to catch up on sleep and calm down a bit. There is something interesting about them...
Iamtheangelnegro: Thanks!

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