OK, I know that I’ve been raving on and on about my Spijkers en Spijkers Big Star top, because I’ve blogged about it in 2 different posts: My Secret Identity and Photo Opportunity and also, a lovely customer bought the tunic top and we featured her on our Shop Chic Blog. Here is my Big Star top again, we also have it in red!
But I still feel as though I have not done a proper post about the designers themselves. Spijkers en Spijkers are two aspiring Dutch sisters with a manifesto tailored especially to the female form! Their “form follows function” ethos and signature style skilfully twines geometrical sculpture, early modernism and flattering femininity to enhance sensuality through strong cuts. Every collection brings to light a character, a story, dusted off and paraded in a scent of strong feminine vigour. Their pieces are regularly featured in the Dutch Elle, Grazia and Vogue magazines.
Here are some of their photos- Truus (left) and Riet (right):
They look so much alike!
I was lucky enough to meet Truus (above right) at Paris Fashion Week earlier in the year, she is so sweet! Maybe I’ll be lucky to meet Riet as well in September!
Here are some images from their AW09 collection:
This season, Spijkers en Spijkers created a collection of loose fit dresses inspired by the night sky, its constellations, the luxurious and erotic world of Pandora’s box for their Spring/Summer 2010 collection. Their inspirational quote came from Oscar Wilde’s ‘We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking to the stars.’ Our boutique stocks the dress on the right, isn’t it amazing? An art deco worth investing in.
If you are interested in Spijkers en Spijkers’ current SS10 collection, check out the Vogue UK website here and see their entire catwalk looks. Most of the looks are stocked at my boutique ‘Cecylia‘. Hope to see you soon!
Come and gaze upon the lovely stars and stripes.
And this is a sneak peak of what’s to come from their AW10/11 collection later in the year. Coming from the Netherlands to Melbourne in August:
You are in for a pleasant surprise.