Anthurium flowers set the scene for haute couture show
On the evening of 4 September couturier Ronald Kolk transformed the large Piquézaal at Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin in Noordwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands, into a living canvas to display his 2017 winter collection.
His show ‘Una Vera Favola Carnevalesca’ was held against the extravagant backdrop of anthurium flowers. The spectacular staging of this show clearly demonstrated that flowers and fashion are a perfect mix, with the exotic presence of the anthuriums among the subtle tones bringing colour and life to the catwalk.
The power of contrast
The association between anthuriums and the staging of the fashion show came about during Ronald Kolk’s presentation of his couture pieces at the Keukenhof last year. Kolk said he had a specific preference for including anthuriums in his winter show because the unique colours and characteristic shapes of these flowers would provide a beautiful contrast to the austerity of the abandoned buildings which would form the backdrop.
Injection of vitality
In a landscape of deserted premises, the anthuriums really brought the setting to life. The fascinating contrast between old and new and its beauty were represented by showing the collection against a background of full-size images of derelict buildings. The inclusion of anthuriums in Ronald Kolk’s haute couture fashion show is a perfect example of how fashion and flowers can enhance each other. It was a spectacle of dance, song, sparkle and drama. In short, a splendid platform to showcase the versatility of anthurium.