Today’s article is online later than I’ve planned, but what can you do, when you got the flu? Yep, absolutely nothing. So as you guys know, I was invited for… Rotterdam Fashion Week, called: Salonè Della Moda. This week (three days actually), is all about exposure for not-so-known-yet designers, founded by Jerry Luxenberg.
It’s a great way to find out about new “pearls” and to get to know about the collections and the idea behind the collections. Atleast, IF you have backstage-access. Guess what loves? I got backstage access! For the very first time, so I can scrap this one off my bucketlist, haha.
The first day, I did go backstage, but it was super hectic… No time to talk to designers or get some cool backstage-shots. The third day, on Saturday, I did talk to designers and shot pictures… so stay tuned for tomorrow.
The first day of Rotterdam Fashion Week started with a show by Ece Ozalp, a great designer from Istanbul. This collection was really special. I met a super kind woman, Ellen, who was sitting next to me front-row. She talked to the designer before the show and told me about the ins and outs of this collection. The clothing has a really cool pattern, but what you don’t know… is that it’s actually a small piece of a zoomed-in-photo. So you could be watching at a piece of the clouds or whatever. So cool to use that for your designs and very creative. I also loved how she mixed
feminine with sporty. Plus the wigs, I absolutely loved those pink wigs!
Next to these unique fashionshows, there were also a few exhibitors to get inspired by. You could buy yourself some nice bites and drinks, network with other nicely dressed-people and.. I saw Orpheus again.
This time they performed a few of their songs.
Nomi by Naomi
The second show was by Naomi from Suriname. The collection was full of colors, beautiful head-scarves and accessories. You could really see the Surinamese influence, in the patterns and all the details. A pleasure to watch.
You could already tell by his name, this one is a Dutchie!
The models had their hair sleek down their faces, and wore black and white creations. A bit punk-rock, because of the hair and make-up, but also very chic and feminine. I loved the use of lace, the gloves and the fit. Yep, also a favorite.
The fourth and last show was by Yordan from Bulgaria.
The choreography was really different from what you normally see. It was kind of a game. Models stood everywhere, one model started walking and then touched the next model, who then began to walk and touched the next one and so on. The models wore great headpieces, which kind of reminded me of the D&G headpieces in this article.
And that was the first day of Salonè Della Moda, Rotterdam Fashionweek!
Tomorrow I’ll post the report of Saturday…