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)
RVDK F/W 2018 (via Elle Magazine credits imaxtree)
RVDK Cover Vogue Russia feb-2017 (via ronaldvanderkemp.com)
doutzen kroes in RVDK (credits; mercedes-benz-fashion week amsterdam via rvdk)
Wow, again a great fashion spectacle by the House of Chanel; they created every girl’s dream, a lifesize dollhouse! Build in the Grand Palais in Paris with a green lawn and a blue sky……We also really loved the retro hairdo’s created by Sam McKnight.
Make sure to watch the instagram video of the finale at @vogueparis
Charlie Le Mindu at The Crazy Horse (photo via NowFashion.com)
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.