Friday, January 14, 2011
ILJA VISSER COUTURE
On January 13 2011, Dutch designer Ilja Visser showed her Couture Collection AMBACHT in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. This unique location has been the inspiration for her collection. During an interesting 'hard hat tour' through the museum, that is still under construction, the colourful decorations of Pierre Cuypers (the architect of the museum) and Ilja's collection were melted together. The shapes and colours in the decorationschemes were brought back in Ilja's designs and the whole combination of the collection and the location made this experience real special. The only contrasting items in the serene museumspace were the orange helmets weared for security reasons.