Contradictions Collection: 21st Century couture

21st October 2014

Exploring the boundaries of materials and our perceptions of value, Martijn van Strien launched his latest collection during Dutch Design week.

Evolving from his graduation collection last year whereby he used heavy duty tarpaulin to create a brutalist aesthetic, his latest is a foray into future fashion using unconventional materials.

Describing it as a 21st century approach to haute couture he uses laser cut techniques to create bespoke clothing that are cut using simple geometric shapes with welded seams.

Designed to take an androgynous aesthetic, his pieces are Inspired by a man who travels to the edges of existence, the patterns and cuts are representative of his journey and take form from the buildings and man made structures that he passes on his way.


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