Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Design talent: Camilla Salgaard

Last week I visited the 'Modefabriek' in Amsterdam. Modefabriek is a two-day fashion trade show with over 600 fashion brands. There I met Camilla Salgaard, a young talented Danish fashion designer.

Camilla was invited by the Modefabriek to show her fashion collection for autumn/winter 2013, as part of the Next platform. This is a showcase selection of notable international designer labels. 

Camilla (26)  received her bachelor's degree from the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design in the UK and continued with a Master at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. She was also one of the five finalists of the Designer forTomorrow hosted by Marc Jacobs (Berlin Fashion week 2013).

This collection is her first and is inspired by Alice in Wonderland. Not the girly, fairytale side of the story, but the deeper meaning of Alice's adventures. About a girl in her teens, growing up and feeling insecure about transitioning from a girl into a young women. Size and volume are two strong focus points in the overall black collection.

As stated on her own website, she has a hunger for powerful garments with soul to suit the female shape. I think that's exactly what she grasped in her collection.

Camilla Salgaard with the Cadence coat
Beautiful details

My favourite is the 'cadence coat'. The shape is just stunning. Although not your everyday wear, a piece of Camilla would definitely be great for a special occasion. Prices vary from  340 euros for simple pants to € 1140 for the lovely coat. 

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