For his Fall/Winter 2020 Haute Couture collection, Ronald van der Kemp reused pieces from previous seasons to create 28 new gender-fluid looks ‘’to show people you don’t always need new things to keep it interesting’’ and ‘’to reconsider our industry and how it is participating to a world that is facing a tremendous crisis’’.
The result was a theatrical, over-the-top and very Eighties reflecting the designer’s formative decade with an impossibly high Greta Garbo brow, Kabuki-like white powdered skin, fantastical rainbow face paint, puff sleeves, polka dots, showy tailoring in bright red and wild, uncontrollable curls.
- Iris Law in Dior on The Sunday Times Style January 23rd, 2022 cover by Ben Weller
- Veronica Yoko Plebani covers Vogue Italia January 2022 by Cho Giseok
- Julia Garner covers Harper’s Bazaar Singapore January 2022 by Andrew Arthur
©Ronald van der Kemp