The fashion show paints the picture of a modern-day wedding in Buenos Aires. A narrator introduces us to several wedding guests who are all in different life situations. We see their bubbly and passionate personalities shine through the screen. The first act takes place before and during the wedding ceremony. Two young children are shown running away after the narrator’s announcement that they find inspiration in the Kardashian Family. The bride’s maid of honor is sitting down, bragging about the makeup she did for a model, of whom she is an acquaintance. We meet the bride’s father, who is seen working hard to do the last finishes before he, too, can join the party. Meanwhile the narrator tells us that he adores his daughter and sold his car to afford this wedding. We are introduced to people who are looking for some fun, and people who have only showed up for the food. The bride and the groom are described as party-enjoyers who know that they won’t stay together forever. They’re only getting married for the memories and to please their families. The second act takes place at the wedding reception, where we witness people eating, smoking, dancing, and having fun.The depiction is narrated in a very easy-to-understand way, which creates an edgy, yet humorous twist of reality. The ending of the fashion show portrays an old woman collapsing and naïve guests who try to cool her down.
The collection consists of clothing made of silk, cotton, and neoprene, which is the same fabric as used in wet suits. And in addition to this, leather is used in both their garments, through jackets and dresses, and their accessories through incorporated bags and accessories. These bags are designed as a part of the pieces, to solve the problem of traditional women’s clothing, where you need to buy the accessories as stand-alone products if you want to spice up your outfit. SADAELS lets you buy one product serving the purpose of being a clothing garment and the matching accessories or bags.
Neon, red, black, and white are the colours we see the most in this collection. Neon has its strong influence from the Latin American pop-culture era of the 1990’s. The tropical music genre called Cumbia was very popular and the Argentinian population lived on a consumer-based cloud, unaware of the reality of the collapsing economic of the country. This consumerism is portrayed in the fashion show through the huge amount of cake and alcohol that has been left half eaten. The fashion collection is inspired by both this cheap-loving lifestyle, uber-sexuality and the 1920’s.
Juan Hernandez Daels is the creator of this Belgian-Argentinian clothing brand. Their focus is women’s fashion put into the perspective of the strained associations of these roots. In their fashion show they highlight their heritage in an ironic way through the portrayal of an ordinary local wedding in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The satire is created through the narrator’s interpretation of the story. It is characterised by the perspective of a Flemish person witnessing this culture, with an unfamiliar perceptiveness.
Images: Courtesy of SADAELS
Directed by Macarena Rubio
Collages by Silje Kvam