SIS BY SPIJKERS EN SPIJKERS | FW 2014 | MERCEDES BENZ FASHION WEEK AMSTERDAM
we did the music for the sis by spijkers and spijkers fall winter 2014 show at fashion week amsterdam and had a great time compiling, mixing and delivering this little gem.
the collection was inspired by jules verne’s balloon trip around the world in eighty days. we made a mix which took the audience around the world in a hot air balloon in just twelve minutes. the show got rave reviews.
we used the trippy classic ambient-house track ‘fluffy clouds’ by the orb as a keytrack, mixing in music from countries from all over the world or tracks mentioning travels around the world and famous cities and added the sound of hot air and wind over the result. Read the rest of this entry »
DENNIS DIEM | FALL WINTER 2014 | MERCEDES BENZ FASHION WEEK AMSTERDAM
dutch avant-garde couturier dennis diem showed his fall winter 2014 collection at amsterdam fashion week and it blew peoples minds.
dennis is known for his dark mentality, gothic insanity and superb craftsmanship.
he is also known for sending models out on the runway walking on the most impossible high heels, sometimes even made out beaks of amazone toucans… and never lower than 18 centimeters.
the theme for this collection was 1920’s opium dens, the art of falling apart, the flamboyant upper-class getting stoned and tripping far beyond the depths of decadence.
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SUPERTRASH | FALL WINTER 2014 | MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK AMSTERDAM
we delivered the music for the supertrash fall winter 2014 catwalk show, called big bang. it was held in an old factory just outside amsterdam. and yes: it was a blast. the show was all about the evolution, the rise of women and superwomen in outer space.
we made an extraterrestrial ambient soundscape as seating music, thus creating a suspense ‘alien’-like atmosphere, which fitted the decor: a huge shiny white planet above a white catwalk in an abandoned run down factory.
at the start of the show the planet flew away, and in a tunnel made by white lasers the first model appeared. topmodel bregje heinen opened the show. Read the rest of this entry »
MARYME-JIMMYPAUL | FW1415 | MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK AMSTERDAM
we delivered the music for the marryme-jimmypaul fall winter 2014 catwalk show at mercedes-benz fashion week amsterdam, which was called ‘sam on mars’.
the collection was based on introspectionism, about exploring post apocalyptic new worlds and fighting the brutal elements of nature on a non-existent planet.
maybe it was an answer to last season’s reviews? their prior spring summer show created an outrage, showing yolo big birds at gay pride korea kind of silhouettes. this time maryme-jimmypaul went much deeper, exploring their inner selves and their true identity.
we love maryme-jimmypaul, they are positive and brave, kicking against the rules and boundaries of fashion and are growing into one of the most special brands on this planet. Read the rest of this entry »
FRANCISCO VAN BENTHUM | FALL 2014 | MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK AMSTERDAM
we delivered the music for the francisco van benthum fall 2014 catwalk show at amsterdam fashion week, called con-struct.
the show was a statement about freedom and supported amnesty international’s battle against political oppression in russia.
the briefing was clear: raw, industrial and dark, with hints of hooliganism and the rich cultural history of russia (especially constructivism). some items in the show made us think of the rebellious street artist banksy.
MATTIJS | FALL 2014 | MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK AMSTERDAM
we delivered the music for the mattijs fall winter 2014 catwalk show, called ‘complementair’. it was the official opening show for mercedes-benz fashion week amsterdam.
the collection was inspired by the work and life of vincent van gogh, using colors and prints from his paintings. mattijs was supported by the van gogh museum. the mix is online.
PROJECT A15 | NATUUR & MILIEU AND MILIEUDEFENSIE | DE ROTTERDAM
we delivered the music which supported a huge video mapping show for the a-15 project on the 25th of november 2013. it’s part of an ongoing project by natuur & milieu and milieudefensie.
the a15 is a high way in the netherlands of which will be entirely environmental friendly, supporting cars which run on electricity and generating electricity by the power of the sun and wind. the a15 is the fist durable high way in europe.
FRANCISCO VAN BENTHUM | SPRING SUMMER 2014 | AMSTERDAM FASHION WEEK
we delivered the music for francisco van benthum’s spring summer 2014 menswear collection. it was called marlin, and was inspired by scuba-diving and the underwater world. the inspiration was clear through the use of colours, fabrics and techniques. the music had to embrace the theme without going too obvious: this had to be a no-nonsense presentation showing quality clothes.
we decided not to use walk-in music and made a soundtrack which sounded like a machine, the music reminiscent to early 80′s new wave without using the actual tracks from those days. we furthermore made sure the sound was cold and hollow, like being all alone in an abandoned submarine 3000 feet below sea-level. Read the rest of this entry »
CLAES IVERSEN | SPRING SUMMER 2014 | AMSTERDAM FASHION WEEK
danish designer claes iversen presented his spring summer 2014 collection at amsterdam fashion week and we did the music. both the collection and the music were breath taking. we are almost never proud of what we do, but this one is a true gem.
the collection was inspired by summer rain and protection. claes used zillions of beads, hanging in strings to create the flow of raindrops. all pieces were perfectly tailored, we loved it.
it was clear the show had to be fresh and beautiful, but also had to have a good dose of melancholy.
SiS BY SPIJKERS EN SPIJKERS | SPRING SUMMER 2014 | AMSTERDAM FASHION WEEK
we delivered the music for two shows during the opening night of amsterdam fashion week.
twinsisters spijkers en spijkers were the first ones, they presented their sis spring summer 2014 collection. it was all about brigitte bardot before she became famous, a sex bomb in the making, still innocent but ready to explode. it also had to have a provence summer heat atmosphere, lazy, relaxed and a little sleezy and naughty.
we used music by ariane moffatt, les rita mitsouko, vanessa paradis, zaza fournier and yelle, and mixed snippets of mink deville’s spanish stroll throughout the sound score. the finale was mink deville in full force.