SCHUELLER DE WAAL's Speculative Realism' for A/W 2015 @ Fashion Week Amsterdam

Yesterday SCHUELLER DE WAAL designer duo presented their autumn / winter 2015 collection 'Speculative Realism' during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Amsterdam.
This second collection is the next step in defining the SCHUELLER DE WAAL handwriting and shows their distinct eclectic and unconventional vision of occasion wear.

The collection was presented on models and muses - a group of women who admire the designers and their inspiration in the design process. Singer Ntjam Rosie, author Hanna Bervoets, actress Eva Bartels, John Possel (director Mediamatic), singer Ming, DJs Charlotte van den Brekel and Elise Braas (Space Girls) and photographer Alexandra Hunts carried the vision of the designers on the catwalk.

"Speculative Realism" challenges the imagination, it is a celebration of decadence in an alienating setting of contrasts. SCHUELLER DE WAAL combines elements of sci-fi, pop and surrealism successfully to an eclectic but balanced remix. The collection is twofold and represents two completely different versions of the same looks.
The first series is colorful and is outputted in luxury materials with frivolous decorations. As a contrast of each full-color look equally intriguing black version, as a reference to the 'black label' big brands that focus on more salable collections.
In both looks silhouettes refer together - from I to A line from robe manteau to cocktail dress, midi to mini, one-piece to deux-piece, and symmetric to asymmetric.
Delivered accessories make the look complete: perspex ear jewellery and velcro collars with chain detailing add an alienating glamour.
The signature tortellini-bag appears in a new version.

The colors, from lipstick red and shocking pink to lilac and shiny silver, dominate the picture. This part of the collection watch occasion wear from a couture weft, where luxurious fabrics like velvet neoprene, double wool-twill silk, mohair wool and organza processed in contrasting combinations. Bound together surfaces give surprising volumes of self-edge materials. They give the looks an extremely chic look.

SCHUELLER DE WAAL give their series 'noir', translations to a different dimension to the colorful designs by playing with textures, stripes and elastic detailing. The black variety of materials - from washed denim, high-tech polyester and stretch mesh - are complemented by contrasting electric pistachio Mongolian lamb.
Sportswear references give the dresses accessible and modern character.


About the designers

SCHUELLER DE WAAL is formed by Philipp Schueller (1983) and Rens de Waal (1984). The designers graduated from the London Royal College of Art and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Maastricht. Since 2014 they form SCHUELLER de Waal - a label which their creative visions meet, clash and coalesce. Their eclectic mix of textures and colors, distinct shapes, playful prints, decorations and finishes forms the basis for a new proposal for occasion wear.
Earlier SCHUELLER de Waal presented their collection during Paris Fashion Week.

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