Spring/Summer ’16 Fashion Show: FROM A WILTED TO A BLOOMING FLOWER

The following post is written on July 14th, 2015. I wrote this post with a fellow student for our website Trendpit.nl . This post is about Maria Cle Leal’s fashion show, during the Mercedes Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2015. Maria is a designer from Spain and her show was a-ma-zing!

The presentation of Maria Clé Leal during the Mercedes-Benz Fashionweek Amsterdam showed a perfect transition from spring to summer. With the performance of a classic dancer, Maria showed that fashion is related to any other form of art and that they can support each other in a story.
The story of Maria started with darkness and a sober feeling. The sound of broken glass and a wheezy person filled the dark room. Dark clothing, thick fabrics and body covering outfits past the runway. The silhouettes of the first outfits looked like closed, wilted flowers. But under the sound of raindrops, the flowers began to bloom. They grew into beige seeds and bright pink flowers. The classic ballet dancer performed beautifully and showed the audience a withered flower, broken and fragile during the cold. But she bloomed as the show continued, the season changed and the weather got better.
It looked like a ray of light awakened the life from within the core of the flower. The thick fabrics changed into light and flowing silhouettes, which breathed summer. Is this symbolic for a withered flower in the wind, like a dandelion?

The concept of the show was so clear and perfectly worked out in detail. The show sends a positive message into the audience: you need to plant and invest to be able to grow. Our lives could be influenced by so much darkness. It is our job to find the brightness and stimulate the fragile growth of a flower during changing seasons.


Photos taken by me.


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