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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. 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.
About the Designer
Hellen is based in Hengelo, Netherlands. She studied at Central Saint Martins MA Womenswear and graduated in 2012.
Hellen van Rees was born in Gouda, the Netherlands and finished her BA Fashion design in 2009. Her collection was nominated for several international desing competitions. Following her graduation she worked as a freelance designer while continuing to work on a new collection under her own name.
In 2010 she started an MA course at Central Saint Martins in London and finished in March 2012 with a show on London Fashion Week.
For her first independent collection she was "Ones to Watch"at Fashion Scout. She showed this collection During London and Paris Fashion Week.
Hellen van Rees creations have been worn by Lady Gaga and are stocked at Luxxlab and Yellow Rose and The Secret Room.