Thursday, July 4, 2013

Iberian Gold: Collection 2012-2013

After a year of hard work, I can finally reveal with pride my third year collection that I created at the Academy of Sint Niklaas.
Iberian Gold is a collection inspired by the Portuguese Palacio da Pena in the town of Syntra. 

Palacio da Pena, Syntra
The excessive decorative style of the palace can be seen in the rich fabrics and treatment of the garments. References to the military function of the palace are visible through the adding of the stripes on the sleeves and legs.
Research of the ethnical clothing of the Iberian Peninsula revealed a preference for golden materials and the covering of the head. Golden accents and accessories are worked through the collection.
Two prints were developed which were based and inspired on the Azulejos: gorgeous, colorful tiles used in Iberian architecture.

Portuguese Azulejos

Print 'Cut the chains'
Print 'Blue abiss'

You can watch a clip from the 2013 show of the Academy under 'Moving Images' where the collection and the ethnical costume do their thing on the catwalk.

I also had the pleasure to work with an astoundingly talented crew for the Iberian Gold shoot. The following photographs are part of the first series. The second series will follow shortly.


Photography: Aaron Lapeirre

Production: Maryam Kamal Hedayat

Special Thanks: Pieter-Jan Donders, Uschi Cop, Danielle Gabriels, Louis Strijbos

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