RVDK showing at Couture Week Paris

RVDK showing at Couture Week Paris

The letters RVDK stand for Ronald van der Kemp, a Dutch fashion designer who started his own first demi-couture label, for Fall 2015: RVDK. He and his team have been slowly working towards the opportunity to show, officially, in Paris during Couture Week, June 2017. (showing the collection for Fall/Winter 2018). That’s kind of a big deal; you have to be a member of the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode. Other Dutch fashion designers showing this season are Iris van Herpen, Viktor & Rolf and Belgian designers A.F. Vandervorst. (Obviously we are rooting for the BeNeLux)

Gratuliere to you all at RVDK!

See more Images of the A/W 2017-2018 RVDK/Ronald vd Kemp collection HERE at www.elle.it
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Couture Winter 2016: Venues

Couture Winter 2016: Venues

By filtering out shows that were held on a traditional catwalk, we could divide the venues in two categories; House and Garden and Entertainment

Category; House and Garden
At Valentino they named the collection “Mirabilia Romae” which means “The Marvels of Rome” and that’s where they also took the audience: Showing outside at the flagship store at Piazza Mignanelli in Rome. (after giving a fashion-exhibition tour situated in 3  of the most stunning buildings of Rome) Also held in Rome, at the Galleria Borghese: The lavish opening event of the Azzedine Alaïa Couture/Sculpture exhibition. Dolce and Gabanna treated their guests to a  “Mid Summer’s Night” themed weekend in Portofino, they own a couple of properties there, which they used for presenting Fine Jewelry, Alta Moda, and Alta Sartoria collections. Also dinner and a party (with Kylie Minogue performing) were scheduled for this weekend. (be sure to read all about that here on vogue.com) At Christian Dior they just built a complete venue/installation/building with special light effects at the garden of the Rodin museum in Paris “The Garden of Delight”

Schiapparelli showed at the Place Vendôme salon with a make believe “Theatre d’Elsa” as backdrop. Fendi actually showed in a Théâtre (de Champs-Élysees) with a surrealist backdrop of Giorgio de Chirico’s Piazza d’Italia. RVDK presented in an empty, typical Parisian, apartment in the sixth arrondissement (that’s what starting fashion houses mostly do in Paris during the Couture Shows)

Category; Entertainment
Chanel faked a Casino, built in the Grand Palais, with actual gamblers (a.o. celebrities, actress Kirsten Stewart)as backdrop for the show. Viktor & Rolf gave a performance dressing and undressing models and then putting the dresses on the walls of he Palais de Tokyo museum. Charlie Le Mindu made use of the props at the Le Crazy Horse de Paris for his couture show.

Credits;
Schiapparelli/Atelier Versace/Charlie le Mindu (images via http://nowfashion.com/categories/reviewing http://www.vogue.com/tag/season/fall-2015-couture/)
Fendi (images via http://www.vogue.com/slideshow/13280328/fendi-fall-2015-couture-backstage/#1)
Valentino (images via http://www.style.com/fashion-shows/fall-2015-couture/valentino / http://www.vogue.it/en/shows/oddities/2015/07/valentino-mirabilia-romae#ad-image
RVDK (image via http://www.percevalties.com/2015/07/ronald-van-der-kemp-fall-winter-2015.html)
Azzedine Alaïa (image via  http://www.vogue.it/en/shows/fashion-events/2015/07/azzedine-alaia-couture-sculpture#ad-image)
Chanel (images vis http://wwd.com/fashion-news/fashion-features/chanel-runway-set-karl-lagerfeld-casino-2015-10177366/)

Fashion Fall 2015: RVDK

Fashion Fall 2015: RVDK

RVDK is the new label by Fashion Designer Ronald van der Kemp. This first collection is named Wardrobe #1 and is seasonless, it all does look great!! We think it’s a very fresh collection, also the idea of making a collage from clothes is marvelous and very fashionable! Read about RVDK on Style.com and on Vogue Paris.com
(photography by Marijke Aerden, courtesy of RVDK)