Runway Recap: Spijkers en Spijkers SS12


Spring Summer 2012 saw twin sisters, Truus and Riet, take inspiration from the fairy tale, One Thousand and One Nights, for their eponymous label, Spijkers en Spijkers.  Combine this with elements derived from Oriental geometry and Spijkers have created a ladylike collection with a distinctive edge.

Top Trends:

Cocktail dresses, ¾ length trousers and straight cut skirts came in contrasting tones of lime yellow, coral, oriental blue and hot pink. Pieced together these bright hues were offset with black to provide a fresh palette for Spring Summer.  A modern twist came in the form of fabric choice, cotton lurex, silk twill and cotton blends leant the garments a degree of fluidity.


The bold stars which adorned the silk dresses were also found on platform sandals, whilst the jewel tones were mimicked in the head scarves which came tied to one side.  Skinny belts were also used to enhance and emphasise waistlines.

Favourite Looks:

The collection as a whole had such a beautiful, cohesive vibe and had more than a few standout looks.  The zig zag hemmed skirt in nude and lime green with matching top was stunning, as was the flapper style, fringed violet and pink dress, complete with oversized tweed blazer.


There is no doubt that Spijkers en Spijkers have created an incredible collection.  A truly fresh look for Spring Summer, it is the very opposite to the ever present androgynous trend. The Spijkers girl is feminine yet isn’t afraid to pair her delicate dresses with heavier pieces such as tweed blazers.  Statement pieces if ever I’ve seen them, yet in this case statement equals bold but wearable designs, for the woman who isn’t afraid to play with her style and is never overshadowed by her sartorial choices…

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