Dorhout Mees presented Fall Winter 2016 womenswear collection during the recent Paris Fashion Week. The collection is inspired by natural, organic shapes, featuring animal prints and 3D textures.
The gathering of birds, and other animals alike, moving in groups as one. Their movement uncontrolled, yet feels like breathing in and out and looks like a well choreographed dance. They form bold silhouettes together and become a compact solid, only to fall apart in transparency in many different directions without ever touching. Techniques inspired on many unities forming one silhouette, like tactile 3 dimensional hand knits, together with animalistic trades like split paws, open slits on joints, so movement of a shoulder blade is accentuated when in movement. Gold earpieces accentuating the ear itself, and shiny tight arms, contrasted next to rough or woolly textures. Prints inspired by organic shapes like a flock of birds, hand woven fabrics that where woven with 6 different yarns that work together to create certain textures, in a way that the print becomes 3 dimensional, after adding heat. As a reference to animal skin. – from Dorhout Mees
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All images courtesy of Dorhout Mees