CLAES IVERSEN’s SS2012 semi-couture
Detached from all local fashion calendars and outside the city centre, Dutch designer Claes Iversen (Århus-DK, 1977) sent a citric parade down the runway last night showing his best independent collection. See-through nude tops were modestly composed under ornamented jackets in light colours and heavy fabrics, until a love-red -long “robe” burst into Iversen’s summer symphony. Long dresses defined his signature style early on in his work; associating his gowns to the local elite seated first row, their loyal admiration for the designer is inevitable. Semi-couture recollections were also visible through rigid puff-shoulders escaping from the model’s torso, bringing the body to altitudes of cocktail or gala. Grey anthracite brought the same harshness the concrete runway did, finding equilibrium next to the sexiest transparent skirts (long blouses underneath kept the women’s walking decent). With a subtle touch, printed flowers presented with metal trimmings in dégradé (gradation of forms) made it look as elaborated as prêt à porter.
No one like Claes can touch women so delicate!