A clear signature and statement pieces at Winde Rienstra

A clear signature and statement pieces at Winde Rienstra

Jul 18, 2013 |  by  |  Fashion
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I'm Iris, don't know where I'm going, but I love to explore. And though the best things in life are free, some killer heels, a pretty dress and good food can sure make me happy. Contact me at iris@overdose.am

While I was thinking about Winde Rienstra’s show of last winter there was one thing that popped into my mind: the models were wearing amazingly high and hand-crafted heels. Well, this season Rienstra showed us that she’s still all about the details, including higher and more spectacular heels. The models were all escorted by a male counterpart for some much needed support. As one blogger tweeted: ‘It’s like watching a thriller movie. Scared the models will fall off their shoes.’

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It weren’t just the shoes though; all of the finishing touches received an equal amount of attention and the hair and make-up of the models were no less than little pieces of art. This talk about the details, however, doesn’t mean I wasn’t impressed by the pieces; the opposite is true. The collection clearly carried Rienstra’s signature. The sculptural pieces showed her love for architecture and were blended with thin and flowing summer dresses.

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At times it was hard to see the connection between the two styles, but individually all pieces were impressive and very well crafted. Since contrast was also what Rienstra was playing with and aiming for, she definitely managed to convey that message. Rienstra’s inspiration for this collection were the Russian dacha’s; wooden country houses where the urban elite used to spend their summers, buildings with sophisticated woodcarvings which came in all shapes and sizes. The inclusion of wood in subtle ways recurred in this show as well and the contrast between the different looks symbolized Russia’s huge contrasts. The Russian summer and winter are like day and night.

Last season Rienstra showed her collection on the small runway, this season she filled the room around the main runway. Who knows where she’ll go next?

Photos by Andrea Huls

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