The Spijkers en Spijkers collection looks back at the eccentric but sheltered Edie Bovier Beale.
The twin designers chose ‘Birds of Paradise’ as their title and inspiration: a phrase the Dutch use to describe eccentric and colourful people. They used socialite Edie Bovier Beale, a true bird of paradise, as their muse.
Colourful embroidered exotic birds adorned (or should I say perched upon) jackets, dresses and shirts.
The colour palette featured: Ceylon yellow, Bordeaux, lime green, mulberry purple and burnt orange with flashes of black and night shadow blue.
The style was the early 1940s in luxurious fabrics of silk dupion, silk satin, crepe de chine, silk wool blends and printed silk wool maple. Although the suede patchwork belts made of contrasting shades brought an early '70s hippy feel in to the mix.
Ostrich and bird feathers trimmings brought Hollywood glamour as detachable cape like collars and flirted with hemlines. Check out the feather embellishments on the shoes!
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Catwalk photographer Christopher Dadey.