Published on August 6th, 2012 | by No Artificial
From Scrap Yarn Into Eco Fashion
Hellen van Rees is a Dutch fashion designer, who creates eco friendly innovative fashion styles.
Her latest “Square One: The Miracle of the Space Age” from A/W 12 collection is a combination of the classic and the contemporary. It was inspired by the tweed textiles used by Chanel, the straight silhouette of 1920’s flapper girls and and Anish Kapoor and Rachel Whitebread’s 3D artwork. The fabric is the binding factor of the collection. It’s fully handmade, from reclyled yarns woven one by one directly in the shape of the garment. Not wasting anything and making the garment including the cubes totally seamless as it’s woven 3-dimensionally.
The yarns and base textile are production factory remnants or old fabrics and scraps taken apart. So the all collection is sustainable, leaving no production-floor waste behind. The extruding cubes, all in the same textile, turn traditional ladies’ suiting into something more subversive and architectural/sculptural.
This brilliant young designer is already a critical darling. Following the footsteps of avant-garde designers like Ada Zandition and Iris van Herpen, van Rees will make her debut at London Fashion Week next month as one of Vauxhall Fashion Scout’s newly announced “Ones To Watch.”