Monday, July 14, 2014

SHOW | MIRTE VAN WIJNGAARDE SS2015

Photo's | Me
On the 11th of July fashion designer Mirte van Wijngaarden presented her SS2015 menswear collection. The 27 year old designer, who is born in the always cheerful Breda, made her show all about the male transition from yought to maturity. Which -by the use of contrasting materials such as cotton, leather and even jute- in combination with manly over sized silhouettes mixed with more delicate and tailored fits created a interesting tension in the collection. 
The fairly young designer is known for her recognizable designs characterized by as her website states: 'the use of existing male-elements in current fashion, but translated and altered in a new, groundbreaking way.' 

I was(and still am) very impressed by her ways of manipulating  the different materials and fabrics  -common amongst Willem de Kooning Academy students - to craft exiting new textiles. She for example painted coats made out of jute which had a interesting effect on the garments. 

But to be honest the collection and materials used were nice, but did not at all feel groundbreaking. I was very exited to see her Amsterdam Fashion Week Debut but I am even more looking forward to see her next collections as I do believe she is very talented yet still developing as a designer. 

What are your thoughts on the collection?
More information: www.mirtevanwijngaarden.com

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