*DIED* presents it’s first contemporary handcrafted collection, elegant with a sharp edge, dubbed Black as Night. A powerful collaboration between the design team and various artisans handpicked from around the globe. The rich shades of black represent nightfall in their premier collection, which was born out of a desire to keep true handcraft alive. Travelling the world over to discover local artisans from various countries, the *DIED* designers have worked together one-on-one to create truly unique pieces. In fact, each piece is even hand-numbered, showing how much they believe in making exceptional and personal pieces which represent themselves as much as their customer. The final outcome of their collaboration is evident as you examine each garment, discovering precious hand-finishes, handmade ink graphics and special detailing, piece by piece. The mix of traditional workmanship with modern taste results in an extremely elegant and high-end collection of clothing and jewelry. DIED wants you to wear and feel the luxury of their handmade products, made from the finest and purest materials that nature has to offer: such as silver, pure pashmina and silks. www.diedworld.com

About the Designer

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Diederik is based in Aalten, Netherlands. He studied at ARTeZ Arnhem. His collections are produced in Indonesia.

The story behind the designers of this brand:
Diederik Verbakel and Marieke Holthuis are two professional and experienced fashion designers from the Netherlands. They met each other during their studies at the prestigious and famed Fashion Design Academy of Arnhem, Artez.
They both graduated in 1999, and worked in Italy for several established fashion companies ever since.
During these years they became fascinated travelling around the globe, discovering local traditions and different lifestyles all of these countries have to offer. These observations have been the spark to start up their own inspirational brand. Their natural urge to keep handcrafts alive, keeps them in search for the best artisans and craftsmen.
Together with their choice of pure and natural materials and their creative touch, *DIED*‘s collections are elegant with a sharp edge, for the woman they love to dress.......
“We love clothes that have a soul, that have a story to tell…!”