A little late because of a flat tire and a bike that’s just way too big for me (I’m using my bf’s, mine got stolen last Friday), I arrived in the Oude Kerk in the not so chic red light district in Amsterdam. Lucky me I was still on time, just like in any other city, fashion shows in Amsterdam always start a little late.
Claes Iversen kicked off his small, but very beautiful collection with a black boxy short sleeved jacket worn with a tuxedo like pant, styled with long black leather gloves. A look that later became one of my favorites of the show, even though for one super small millisecond I thought it came straight from the Margiela archives.
A thought that was quickly waved away when the designer brought a bit of color and changed the silhouet slowly from boxy to feminine, with a burgundy coat combined with a nude colored turtleneck and turquoise transparent trousers embroidered with flowers. Super pretty!
In my opinion, the heavy make-up took the collection to a whole new level. Dark red, almost black, lips, defined with an even darker lip liner.
The only thing I thought could have done better were either the shoes or the floor. Practically all the models had to do their very best to not make an ugly fall. The Oude Kerk is very beautiful, but the floor can not exactly be called heel friendly, which was why the models were looking at the floor their entire walk down the runway.
At least I was sitting on the edge of my seat.