Ronald van der Kemp
Photography Haris Farsarakis
Emerging designers, or else the holly grail I’ve got to find. Oh yes I remember well the last time I’ve mentioned one on this space. It’s been Demna Gvasalia and Vetements, impressed at that point of time my newly acquired sweatshirt. Blonde…you had almost forgotten this right? I haven’t…I still remember how good it felt because YAS blondes do have much more fun.
Back to the serious talking… Ronald Van Der Kemp has been set my heart on fire. The man not only introduced the “demi-couture” to me with the incredible craftsmanship of his line, imagine that the RDVK pieces are sewn by hand but also reminded me again that extraordinary fashion has to do with extraordinary feelings. A line that takes you back to the romantic past, when the fashion houses actually cared about making you feel unique and not just a number in the vast mass with their impeccable tailoring and unique sewing. Take for example this marinière, looks familiarly fab but with a closer look you realize that it’s uncommonly fab as a mesh serves for the base of the silk panels to be carefully hand-stitched and not only cover your tities but also fit like a precious glove. Past techniques will light up the future of fashion and Ronald definitely knows this.