Collection ILJA AW 11/12
Inspired by the seriousness politicians express through their dress- and behavior codes in public. The daily routine of sitting in the cabinet, debating about important decisions, motivated designer Ilja Visser to turn the whole picture around and interpretating her very own picture of the saying 'sitting in the pluche'. The collection is dominated by elaborately braided fake fur, which grows in and out of the compolex constructed dresses and coats.
The shoes for this collection were developed in collaboration of Ilja Visser and shoe designer René van den Berg. A classic patent office shoe was put in a extraordinary angle on a plateau in the royal colors beige and black. Standard fashion is here interpretated in a totally new manner and turns the serious atmosphere in the government into a impressive show.
© ILJA, photo René van den Berg