Hellen van Rees

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Hellen van Rees is very excited to announce her second independent collection: A/W’13 SQUARE3 ANGLE: THE TRANSFORMATION.

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Autumn/Winter 2013 sees Hellen van Rees continue the ideas born in her graduate collection: the same handmade tweed fabrics created using factory remnants and recycled threads, with the same three-dimensional threaded blocks creating a playful and futuristic silhouette. But this season is an exploration into what happens when yarns of all colours are combined in one textile. Resulting in tweeds in new blends and colours combinations.

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Hellen also uses new materials this season – a pitch black and bright white rubber-coating to create a stark contrast with the vibrant multicolour handmade tweeds. Combined with silhouettes inspired by classic Chanel twinsuits and contemporary art installations results in a visually strong but surprisingly wearable collection.

Hellen van Rees is a Dutch fashion and textile designer who graduated from the prestigious MA Fashion at Central Saint Martins in London in February 2012. After graduating she moved to the Netherlands to start her own label. Her first collection was shown during London and Paris Fashion week and was named “One to Watch” by London design platform Fashion Scout. Around the same time Lady Gaga was seen wearing a piece by this young designer.

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Hellen van Rees’ collections feature a signature handmade tweed fabric inspired by the classic Chanel tweeds. She reinterpreted this into a 3-Dimensional, futuristic way which was inspired by contemporary art installations. Her handmade fabrics are unique in their design and are made sustainably by using production left overs.

Hellen van Rees will be presenting her A/W’13 collection during both London and Paris fashion week at Fashion Scout showrooms.
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For more info visit www.hellenvanrees.com

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