A sense of the 1920s which seems to be the decade to be in right now, dropped waists, pastel shades and flirty styles subtly hint to the era that the Dutch duo Spijkers en Spijkers have a knack for capturing. After showing their AW 12/13 collection at Vauxhall Fashion Scout last season, the design team showcased their new SS13 collection at Amsterdam Fashion Week with a playful attitude… dog in party hat et al.
The collection evolves as the looks progress, a contrasting but complimenting dance between the masculine and feminine with relaxed blazers and trousers brought in showing off a little boyish charm. The Spijkers en Spijkers signature colour combinations and beautiful use of geometric shapes on soft fabrics is one that can’t be missed and is reinvented with each collection. Large striped patterns and child-like shapes accented with primary colours are reminiscent of playground fairs and summer parties. This is tied in with black, smart shirts, and day dresses for a little reminder of the lady behind the charm; a balance the designers do so well.
There is a certain European sensibility that is fun filled, charming and sophisticated all at once that this collection so effortlessly portrays. Spijkers en Spijkers surprise us every time with new themes and new stories to tell, this time at the fun-fair, and we’re excited to see where the design duo takes us next!
By Vanessa Omoregie (@wewearblack)
Images from Spijkers en Spijkers website