For Lichting 2010, 7 Dutch acadamies sent their 2 best designers to present their graduation collections during AIFW. An international jury had to pick who had the best collection. This year, it was Marije de Haan who convinced the audience with her meanswear collection called ‘Flatliners‘. The collection was inspired by crimescene photography at the beginning of the 19th century.
“I’ve always been fascinated by police photographs. The anonimity and the surreal intrigue me. It’s not so much the people who are in them that make things interesting, but the scene around them; a can in the background, dirt on the ground or the blanket covering the body. The picture in it’s whole is what’s making me asking questions and that I wanted to integrate that into my collection,” explained Marije.
The anonimity she spoke of is clearly visible in the collection. The shirts were covering the heads of the models to hide their identity. Also the black and white colorpalette referred to the crimescene pics.
Apart from the G-star RAW Talent Award, she also wins €10.000 and the chance to join the G-Star RAW styling team during the next New York Fashion Week.
Marije’s collection is at 4:10
Pic courtesy of Peter Stigter.