Sunday, February 24, 2008

Oslo Fashion Week: Vips

When the Undorn show ended we had some time to kill before the Vips show started , so we went to a cafe to get something to drink and eat. When we went back to Posthallen it was the same procedure as last time -only this time we had to wait outside in the cold a little longer.

Finally, we got inside. I noticed this was completely different from the Undorn show. There were waitresses running around making sure everyone had something to drink. As soon as I finished my first drink, I was offered another one. Now, that's how I like it! There was also a table with mineral water for the extra thirsty ;) A lady handed me a box of little i mints with a mirror inside -might come in handy! It's so unattractive when people have food between their teeth. Having clean teeth is important... fresh peppermint breath doesn't hurt either.

There was also more people at the Vips show. When we walked in there were people everywhere. Talking. Enjoying their drinks. I couldn't help noticing some of the things people were wearing. A bald man walked pass me wearing a vest that looked like roadkill patched together. Or maybe it was an old fur coat he bought from the salvation army and then just decided to cut the sleeves off? Did it look good? No. But I applaud him for making an effort though. He looked a lot more interesting than some of the other people there. And I think he sat down at the front row... wonder who he iiiiiss..... hmmm.

Anyway, we sat down at the second row close to the photographers. I thought the view would be quite good from our seats -but no, not really.

Then the show started! "The return of the crazy housewife and the funky handyman." First there was a short retro film interviewing Swedish housewives -what's the hardest work at home? At the end there was a joke about a machine that would do all the housework for them. One of the photographers started laughing out really really loud and everyone turned around giving him strange looks. Okay it was funny, but not that funny...

When the film ended a loud vacuuming sound filled the room. A model appeared somewhere from the audience and started vacuuming the catwalk in high heels and a really cool outfit. It was a great way to start the show. After this performance the music started playing and models came down the catwalk. They looked fierce and the choreography was really fun.

The purses! Where do I start?! They all looked amazing. Just look at the pictures. All the details, colours, shapes... exquisite. The thing that really caught my attention was the brown leather belt with a flower shaped detail in a darker shade of brown. I'll have to save some money so I can buy it this fall. A cheap copy simply won't do. And who could avoid noticing the huge leather bag? It came in two different (but equally beautiful) colours. Choosing only one would be really hard. The "quilt" purse was amazing as well. It reminds me of a purse I found at my grandmothers place -only ten times better.

Vips also launched their first collection for men. You have to admit the funky handyman looks pretty hot ;) Practical and stylish bags... now you know what to get your boyfriend/dad/brother for Christmas this year.

I wish I could rewind and experience this show again. That's how great it was.

Quick question:
What do you guys think of the collection?
Should I write more about Vips and other Norwegian designers in future posts?
Leave a comment!

Pictures: Det Tredje Øyet


The Clothes Horse said...

Lucky you! Second row, even if the view wasn't perfect, I am impressed. The hair on the models is fun.

Anonymous said...

lucky you is right! that must have been such a fun trip. and that big leather bag is divine.

coco said...

I think the rollers are really interesting
I have never seen hair like that on a runway before

toro said...

ser ut som en fin kolleksjon. Kunne ønske jeg også hadde tatt meg tid til å se på..

Anonymous said...

Looking good girl, ser ut som at dere hadde det veldig gøy!

Bianca said...

Rollers are a change

Alexa said...

I am totally in love with this collection. Definently post more Norwegian designers, it's great to look at brands you never heard of.

Jen (MahaloFashion) said...

I've linked you back doll.

aschlee said...

Sounds like you had a blast. The show looked like it was fun 'n I would love to hear more about the designers keep up the good job on your posts. :)

olivegrey said...

Yes please! More Norwegian fashion. Pics from designers lookbooks and fashion shows and anything else Norwegian please.

Guerreira said...

That looks like a lot of fun! And the boy with the vest is very interesting...
And I would love to read more about Norwegian designers!

Anonymous said...

The hair's amazin! extraordinary touch..

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