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Spikers en Spijkers SS09

In a frenzied mix of lace, silk, satin and chiffon there was a sense of Stepford Wives meets Barbarella. This is not to say that it was bad, but it was not all good.

Known for their futuristic looking creations, this collection followed on nicely from last seasons, however I found that some pieces were over fussy and would have been stronger left simple with an edge.

There were many good points to the show, a pair of gold and black check hotpants and crop top were made for Marilyn Monroe and looked chic and contemporary. The crowning glory was the playsuit and jumpsuit; all the playsuits were perfect…flawless. In pearlescent silks they left little to the imagination but rather than vulgar they were beautiful and sat perfectly on the models.

Spijkers en Spijkers SS09

The leotard playsuits underneath the sheer fabrics showed a new angle on how to wear these positively see-through designs. A billowing kaftan dress was wearable and glamorous whilst an unbelievable lace catsuit stole the show.

As for the bad bits, a stiff leopard print fabric was used in a number of guises and brought nothing to the show, Spijkers are certainly skilled but even they couldn’t bring life to that fabric. A vast amount of lace dresses went down the catwalk, in nude lace the models looked fabulous, but with a black strip down the middle of the dress I felt the overall look was ruined. Some of the ruffles were fantastic but other times there was just too much.

I loved the lingerie meets beachwear look; it was understated yet incredibly sexy and feminine. But other pieces were just overdone; sometimes simple is the most stunning. 

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