CLAES IVERSEN FW2012: Amsterdam’s old church altar encirclements
At the beginning, the church’s medieval wooden roof and cross-shaped floor evaporated certain nuptial hints, until Claes Iversen’s FW2012 first look was curvedly sent down the runway, opposing public’s expectations and bringing a gothic emotional twist. Through fifteen looks, Iversen draw a collage of inspirations with clear messages – dropped shoulders, transparences (silk organza & tulle), high collars and decent necks.
This time there were no pipe organs at the Old Church, instead notes were recited by metallic artworks. A baroque mint green accent perfectly matched the wine-wool coat in combination with leather gloves, proving his prêt-a-porter approximations are so strict as those seen in semi-couture. Royal dresses maintained heavy embellishments, but his women seemed to have learnt to expose her rougher side, no holly service could purify. Rembrandt’s wife Saskia van Uylenburgh (1612-1642) was buried under those gravestones, the same ones models were staggering from the beginning until a white embroidered garment announced the end.