Myrza de Muynck

…finding inspiration in the Dutch rave subculture, designer Myrza de Muynck is quickly making a name for herself with an individual patchwork style and a flair for turning something humble into the extraordinary.

After completing her Masters at Central St. Martins College in 2011, this, now London based label, has garnered attention for her highly detailed approach. Chosen as Vauxhall Fashion Scout’s ‘One to Watch’ for A/W 12/13, she has drawn on her love for handmade everything and a fascination for ‘Gabbers’ – a Dutch based sub culture with a love of hard-core techno and a weakness for sportswear. This group uniformity has helped shape her design by working within simple silhouettes, but with a touch of couture. Hand embroidery, painted prints and detailed hand finishing can be seen throughout her collection, and are part and parcel to her signature. Pale pastels help to offset the tomboyish flair to create ultra feminine and delicate pieces.

Nothing inspires me like...

Films with Joan Fontaine, Bette Davis and Gena Rowlands

I hope…
To have time to read a nice book and to visit my friends in far away places.

Cultural influences for SS 13...
19-teens French swimwear, dutch skin head girls with a twist of Egyptomania.

I got where I am...
Because it was the way to go.

Fashion can sometimes...
Be magical.

I sense…
That I would love to have a cat.

I scream...
Not very often.

Money makes…
A strange sound.

Did you know…
I’m a fake blonde.

Love now, because…
Tomorrow may not come.

I dance....
In the dark.

Faith in...
Sherry.

Cake makes me…
Happy.

Creativity comes from...
It's a mystery.

If I could…
Rule the world I would make everyone light blue with a dash of peach.

I have never…
Been to a musical.

I once thought…
That money came out of the the wall as a child.

Love is…
For lovers.

My future is…
Purple.

My vice is…
Going with the flow.

Pain comes from…
Being an creative person.

I wouldn't pay for…
Cheap Champagne.

There's a new...
Day, every day.

I'm a perfectionist…
In a strange way.

The earliest memory...
Being a baby at my great grandfathers house.

My first crush...
Was a long time ago.

My mum...
Does astrology.

I get bored easily...
Never been bored in my life.

I don't think...
But I do. A lot.

I tried to live...
In a hut in the garden.

I like making...
Clothes obviously.

I've been a buddhist...
Until I started working in fashion.

My biggest regret...
Cutting up a 1930's dress.

Incompetence...
Can be competence.

I wouldn't want...
To eat a fried mars bar.

I love getting older...
Because everything becomes more complex.