February 1, 2014

winterSALON/2014: Participants at museum Willet Holthuyzen

Museum Willet-Holthuysen, Herengracht 605 (Mon/ Fri 10.00 tot 17.00 hrs.
Sat/Sun 11.00 tot 17.00 hrs. Amission: see here)
NON by KIM, Doorhout Mees, Liesbeth Bussche 
Doorhout Mees

See about Liesbeth Bussche here on this blog

About: NoN by KIM redefines the male wardrobe from a no nōnsense, post-modern perspective. Founded in 2007, the Dutch designer Kim Bakker mutates the archetypes of men’s garments to push and explore the boundaries of menswear.
Her designs are constructed from a combination of her fascinations. Fuelled by a love for abstraction, the daily beauty in details, listing to structured chaotic sound and watching slow stories unfold, she starts to deconstruct patterns. Mutating them into garments, together they form a new layered silhouette defined by fine body conscious materials and a moderate use of colours.
These ingredients form a collection which is captivating on different levels and will not cease to inspire. (via www.designer.nl)

About: The label Dorhout Mees was founded in2010 by the Dutch designer Esther Louise Dorhout Mees. After her studies at ArtEZ Academy of Arts in Arnhem and many years of working as a designer for established labels, such as Bruuns Bazaar and Tommy Hilfiger, it was time to start her own label. Dorhout Mees is distinctive in its elegant style. It is feminine and conceptual, but wearability is always an important element. Organic forms contrasted sharp next to constructual forms. The base of all collections are prints, silk, wool and delicate knits. Combined with the use of wearable unconventional materials. Fasinaction of the constant connection between body and material, covering and uncovering of the female body is always the starting point. Contradictions in structures, silhouette and textures are the essence of the collections.(taken from wwwdorhout-mees.com)

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