David Laport is one of the most promising designers in Holland, and a wizard with materials. Laport graduated two years ago at the Royal Academy of Art in the Hague. He impressed with a colorful set of plissé skirts that were blown straight up into the air, really technical tour de force pieces. Laport repeated some of his magical skirts in his first collection.
In his second collection, for Vodafone Firsts Fashion LAB Pro, Laport surprised with a special developed fabric, a punky black mesh with small square holes, his modern take on lace. Laport used the airy material as triangle-shaped inserts, and made tight skirts from the material. He combined the skirts with tiny and shiny bustiers from patent leather. All very wearable feminine pieces.
But what’s a David Laporte collection without entertaining show effects? So there was a black, very short voluminous dress with feathers - which were not feathers - but unravelled nylon mesh. It looked ultralight and playful.
More wearable feather versions of the ultimate party dress came in white, such as a voluminous skirt and a short white strapless dress. Feathers as fringes moved in less outspoken skirts and at seams of dresses.
A minor point of criticism; nylon mesh, is a rather stiff material, and can be quite unmanageable, especially when mixed with supple fabrics. This must have been the reason why (taille) parts looked not quite perfect.