Last Thursday David Laport opened the renewed version of Amsterdam
Fashion Week, with his Spring Summer '19 collection 'Sculptural Flowers',
right in the middle of Museum Square.
During this catwalk show he presented his collection for the summer of 2019, consisting out of 26 looks. David found his inspiration while working for the Dutch National Ballet, where he transformed the professional dancers into living Sculptural Flowers.
The rest of his inspiration came from the still photography works of Karl Blossfelt and Irvin Penn. Same as these photographers, David played with his designs by enlarging and reducing the details, as a result, the arising of different depths and colour nuances. To complete the collection, David had his own fabrics specially made in Italy and France.
For the decor David Laport worked together with Studio Dennis Vanderbroeck. With the goal to stay in the theme of a minimalistic and yet romantic universe, they made a spacious composition consisting out of eight pianos. As contrast to the colourful and airy designs of David’s collection, they used dark and heavy structured materials. During the show eight pianists from the Conservatorium Amsterdam accompanied the models with their beautiful music.
"In my search for new materials, such as the frayed fabrics and the feathers, I developed the designs get a sculptural airiness next to my recognizable plissés that can't be missed in my collection" says Laport.