A week before the show I drove the collection to Rotterdam to work with Florine van Rees. She captured the spirit of the collection by portraying the models outside in a dream like state.
This is the first collection I made after graduation. I used a lot of dark fabrics apart from the color-block sleeveless gilet and the white top which are both made from fabric I created at the textile museum in Tilburg. Some of the heavy woven rib-corduroy fabrics contrast well with the flowing silks. One dress is hand-painted and a lot of items are hand knitted.
The title of this collection refers to how I made it. A lot of the knitting was done freely; correcting it into shape as I went along. There was not any preconceived plan or pattern for these pieces. I wanted irregularity to be the pattern and ‘concept/ framework’ for the collection. To create a theme around irregularity. This gave me a free frame to work in. The word patterns also refers to the pattern pieces used to make clothes.
It was great that Florine shot the pictures in a street style fashion on the sidewalk of Rotterdam. Her open minded approach to photography and her sense of style gave life and attitude to the clothes I made.
I wanted irregularity to be the pattern and ‘concept/ framework’ for the collection. To create a theme around irregularity.