Een ode aan verval

I have always had a fascination for Italian neorealism. This cinema genre shows the everyday life and often takes place in poor environments. This inspired me to make a collection, I wanted to show the beauty of the everyday life which is not always pretty but still has its elegance.  My love for black and white movies is visible in my own dyed fabrics and by intentionally damaging the textiles in a subtle and thoughtful way I want to evoke appreciation for imperfections.


I want to show people that clothing can still be desirable when it is showing signs of decay. This collection is a tribute to frays, holes, faded textiles and damaged clothes. 

Photo: Jawad Maakor.

Model: Sylvana Berhitu

Make- up artist: Ornella Khrapataya