I labeled Pauline van Dongen as one to watch back in 2009 when she was student at the Fashion Institute of Arnhem. I love her newest collection, Kinetic Landscapes. Beautiful curved lines wrap the body in what can only be described as wearable art. I’m especially loving the way she accessorized her collection with pieces from Nathalie Tappin.
Anyway, it’s Monday. The last Monday in June. Can you believe how fast this summer is zipping by?! Take some time to appreciate summer today– it’ll be gone before you know it!
From Pauline’s site:
For “Kinetic Landscapes” Pauline was inspired by the abstraction that she discovered in nature’s eroded appearance; her goal was to capture the strength of two powerful elements – air and water – and their impact on our surroundings. She was struck by the seemingly unremarkable changes in nature which only become visible after many centuries, perhaps millennia, and wanted her garments to recreate the lines and undulations that mark the deterioration of the earth’s surface. These unusual shapes and structures have been translated into a collection that combines a fluid form language with abstract constructed shapes. Offering an aesthetic of graphic lines and smooth curves with striking materials around the body.
Photography: Mike Nicolaassen
Model: Macha at Fresh Model Management
Hair styling: Tommy Hagen at House of Orange
Make-up: Vera Dierckx at House of Orange
Styling: April Jumelet
Shoe design: Anna Korshun