January 2014, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam

For her Fall/Winter 2014 collection, presented in Amsterdam at Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week, Amber Ambrose Aurèle explores new ways of losing herself and falling in love.

Her Happiness Is Never Her Own is a story inspired by Hamlet’s young Ophelia reaching madness and her struggle of being truly happy without the influence of others. She is drowning in pain but still stays feminine and strong while being stuck between two different worlds.

Inspired by the reflection of water, its form was translated into the use of mirror-porcelain and Plexiglas to represent the two sides of Ophelia and her search for happiness. Dark romance is suggested through the use of embossed latex and ponytails.

Photo: Sarah Distel @ NOON Concepts
Styling: Lianne Huizing @ NOON Concepts
Make up & Hair: Effi van Swaal
Model : Annika Maria

Seen in Editorials
Kaltbult magazine, HUF magazine