Ronald outpost der Kemp Fall 2017 Couture Collection – Vogue
July 2, 2017 - fall Denim
As a stroke electro drum line of a Eurodisco mash-up soundtrack revved adult we were off: a start of a Fall 2017 haute couture season, pleasantness of Dutch engineer Ronald outpost der Kemp and his tag RVDK. There’s something suitable about outpost der Kemp kicking off a record this deteriorate for a integrate of really good reasons. For one thing, his uncover underscores a attainment in Paris of several non-French and non-couture designers, what with Rodarte and Proenza Schouler on a report hours after a really same day. And for another, his place in a conform universe is a David and Goliath-like sign that while couture has turn symbolically huge, being tiny is no snag to creation an impact in that arena; RVDK’s position as an eccentric tag run roughly singlehandedly from Amsterdam sits in sheer contrariety to those houses that are tellurian behemoths with legions of staff and many strings to their bows.
The RVDK uncover had bows too, like a one tied with a thespian develop during a tiny of a behind of a cobalt blue silk blouse atop super-bright, super-glossy pinkish patchwork pants. There were also copiousness of bells and whistles, with beading, bejeweling and searingly heated colors galore. The collection oscillated between couture-couture and demi-couture, that fundamentally means pieces constructed in comparatively singular quantities and sole by a likes of Net-A-Porter. The former competence meant a bronze plissé gown, all giving-face, giving-shoulders vampiness, or a embellished and jeweled white dusk dress ragged by a mega-coiffed Othilia Simon done from fabric outpost der Kemp was given from a repository of Dutch couturier Frans Molenaar after he upheld away. The latter could embody any one of a jeans that were updated cycled from pieced and patched selected denim. What unites a dual approaches to a collection is outpost der Kemp’s joyous, let’s-have-fun joining to a hand-made, a thought that something can demeanour and feel soulful, special, and human-scaled.