It was about time for someone to finally draw out all the substance hidden in desolation, and rework it into something of utter beauty. Choosing to channel the pulchritude of imperfection, with inspiration spanning in between erratic architectural shapes and nature’s own overpowering influences, fashion designer Judith van Vliet – together with shoe & accessories designer Chris van den Elzen – created a collection that celebrates a world of new designs, textures and colours.
Derelict buildings bursting with ornaments translate to layers and layers of exquisite fabrics exploding in delicate hues, adorned with unique ruffles, making space for unexpected clashes, building up new silhouettes. Every single item is gifted with identity so that a pair of platforms could easily morph into a work of art, and a crop top, or a chunky knit could just as easily become a reflection of singularity, a distinct, rare statement waiting to be made.
Modeled by Fleur van Sande and Mariwka Waluniwka, and photographed by Fanny van Poppel, you can check out the entire collection signed by Judith van Vliet (www.judithvanvliet.nl) and Chris van den Elzen (www.chrisvandenelzen.com), at the gallery.