A designer to watch: Dorhout Mees

First time at Paris Fashion Week, the Dutch designer Esther Louise Dorhout Mees impressed the audience with her eight collection. “Nubivagant”, the Fall/Winter 2016/2017 collection by Dorhout Mees had birds as the main theme. From this, Mees constructed a series of organically shaped pieces imitating bird-in-flight formations. “The movement of so many different entities in this specific way, while becoming one all together is fascinating to me…, and so became the essence of this collection”, said the designer, who put organic forms contrasted sharp next to constructual forms. (CLICK on the gallery above, for more pictures)

“Nubivagant” is the Fall/Winter 2016/2017 collection by Dorhout Mees. (www.dorhout-mees.com)

ABOUT THE COLLECTION – Techniques inspired on many unities forming one silhouette, like tactile 3D hand knits, together with animalistic trades like split paws, open slits on joints, so movement of a shoulder blade is accentuated when in movement. Gold earpieces accentuating the ear itself, and shiny tight arms, contrasted next to rough or woolly textures. All her collections are prints, silk, wool and delicate knits, combined with the use of wearable unconventional materials.

UPDATE: Esther Louise Dorhout’s fashion film “Nubivagant” has won two prizes at the La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival in Los Angeles. Being nominated for eight awards she took the awards for Best Hairstyling and Best Picture home. The fashion film was broadcasted as part of her first show in the official Paris Fashion Week calendar. This season again, she will be in the official calendar on Sunday 2nd of September at 7pm.


ABOUT THE DESIGNER – Dutch designer Esther Louise Dorhout Meess tudied at ArtEZ Academy of Arts in Arnhem and worked for some years as a designer for established labels, such as Bruuns Bazaar and Tommy Hilfiger. She presented several collections at Amsterdam Fashion Week, very well received by the audience, and some of her designs arrived even in Lady Gaga wardrobe. (www.dorhout-mees.com)

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Dorhout Mees, fall/winter 2016

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Dorhout Mees, fall/winter 2016

Photography: (c) Dorhout Mees



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