COLLECTION| Spijkers en Spijkers S/S13

Entitled ‘La Femme Paysage’ Dutch duo Truus and Reit Spijkers featured earthy tones with crisp cut lines authenticated simple streamline dresses. Their inspiration came from the work of Sonia Delauney, an artist known for her painted geometric shapes. An 20’s theme ran throughout, with a more modern, colourful take on the era.

Luisa Casati, the Italian muse was a key icon from the collection; her image printed across dresses and skirts. The simplicity to this collection gave an almost poetic feel, as models glided along the catwalk with the fabric free-flowing. The cut itself was flattering to the female form whilst still maintaining an air of looseness. Lace with horizontal silk stripes adorned dresses with intricately cut patterns. The mixture of sharp detailing using bold shapes as well as the delicate manner of the lace showed the duos versatility within design.

Spijkers en Spijkers delivered another exceptional display of craftsmanship and romanticism. With their trademark style now developing with the ever growing following that they gain, the two sisters made sure the collection was simple yet unforgettable.

Text by Lora O'Callaghan, VFS contributor
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