Friday the 15th of January, Claes Iversen shows his FW2016/2017 collection during Amsterdam Fashion Week. Alongside eleven couture pieces the designer presents his fourth prêt-à-porter collection. Again, II by Claes Iversen forms a complete, very wearable and feminine collection.
II by Claes Iversen
The prêt-à-porter collection is inspired by the movie ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ from the 60s. The combination of the dark ambiance that artistic director Roman Polanski brings and the lovely and girly vibe of Mia Farrow, offers a contrast that is seen throughout the collection. The colour palette is mostly black, bordeaux, petrol and olive green with contrasting pink and light blue accents. Beside fluid materials like crêpe georgette printed with a selfmade design, this collection is characterized by the usage of mohair, merino wool and cashmere in knits. Neoprene, boiled wool and two kinds of lace play a prominent role as well. The 60s are visible in babydoll-inspired silhouettes and the use of pleated material and collars. Especially for this collection, Claes Iversen created a checked print.
The inspiration for the prêt-à-porter collection is expanded in the couture collection of eleven items. Colours are white and soft shades that resemble white – rosé, light blue and violet. The squared pattern Claes developed as a signature element for the collection embodies several techniques like embroids and braids. A notable touch is the usage of silk and neoprene, enriched with handmade and painted flowers of fabric, cristals and pearls.