SALON/Big Bang: Doorhout Mees at the Amstelkerk
About: The label Dorhout Mees was founded by 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.
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. (photocredits: Mimi Berlin)