Sweet Rebel. Dennis Diem recently showcased his new spring/summer 2017 haute couture collection at the mercedes benz amsterdam fashion week and it was undoubtedly the highest performance in this edition.

The “ Sweet Rebel ” collection concept was inspired by John Waters’ cult movie “Cry baby” in which a “good girl” and a “bad boy”fall madly in love with each other.
The juxtaposition of these elements reminds us that opposites attract, two things that may seem far from each other are instead complementary because one could not exist without the other.

For the collection Dennis Diem partners with Jos Jacobs creating an amazing combination of the baroque elegance we have come to admire in Diem’s romantic vision and the rebel bondage-elements of Jacobs. The whole concept is extremely clear.

The show itself was a mixture of apparently contrasting ingredients; from the bubblegum pop song “Sugar baby love” to the Highway 66 background, from macabre details to soft and elegant updos on grey hair, from silver rose petals jewelry to high-heels platform bondage shoes.

In the collection we can find a variety of fabrics: leather bodysuits, glittered bustiers, net tights, laces, silk dresses and obviously, corsets. The colors ranged from white to black but in between there were also some incredibly eye-catching designs like a mustard yellow dress and a handmade romantic pink silk dress with meter-long trail featuring floral corsages (the latter serving as the final piece of the show).

The result of the two designers together is an amazing show. Everything was perfect, finely detailed tailored dresses, unique accessories, tempting high-heels, lovely hairstyles and a stirring overall performance which had some of the beautiful, talented models riding on stage.

The collection represents what women really want to wear, and maybe is also what every woman deep down feels herself to be… Romantic, provocative, dramatic, extravagant, powerful and classy, actually a “ Sweet Rebel ”.

So, one more time, standing ovation!

Sweet Rebel

Sweet Rebel

Sweet Rebel

Sweet Rebel

Sweet Rebel

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