Friday, February 18, 2011

Exclusive Backstage Videos from VPL AW2011

Amika adores VPL. The brand is at once utilitarian, sculptural and chic. The incorporation of subtly sexy undergarments and innovative materials makes each collection highly anticipated. This season, Amika provided all the tools used to create the hair looks for the VPL show. We were thrilled to get a backstage glimpse at the VPL Fall 2011 collection.

Recine, the lead hairstylist for the show, created an intricate origami inspired chignon. We spoke with him about his inspiration and how he achieved the look.

We also spoke to legendary model Hannelore Knuts, who provided creative direction for this collection. Amika is Brooklyn based and we found out she is our neighbor! Very cool.

The collection was an exploration in form and texture inspired by the sculptures of Piero Manzoni, Joseph Beuys and Dustin Yellin. Nude latex was paired with luxurious weighty knits, laminated nylon and neoprene. The fabrics, in warm metallics, nudes and bold rust orange, were layered and wrapped. They cut across and bound each other and the body.

Check out our video with backstage and runway coverage of the VPL Fall 2011 Fashion Show. You can find additional backstage and runway images on the Amika Facebook Fan Page here.