It is hard to pinpoint exactly what Ronald van der Kemp had in mind with his extremely experimental couture collection for Spring 2018. It seems the designer has drawn inspiration from a number of social trends and culture-specific traditional wear.
The yellow-frilled and metallic fabrics, combined with the dominant color palette of the makeup, give off a futuristic and extraterrestrial element, while the bright red gown and evident assertiveness of the model mimics femme fatale seductiveness. The Grunge era is captured in black leathery designs, pop culture is present with a subtle reference to the Bride of Frankenstein and traditional wear is present with Mexican-inspired patterns and Eastern European ethnic gowns.
The Ronald van der Kemp's 2018 experimental couture collection truly is an amalgamation of various haute couture inspirations.