SS’14, Fuzzlayerglossbox, is an assortment of nostalgic elegance and futurism. Continuing with her signature hand-woven tweeds, Hellen introduces innovative new materials to combine with organic silks and cottons that were seen last season. Digital prints have been cleverly incorporated onto the weave in van Rees’ studio in the Netherlands, adding both originality and excitement. Van Rees has taken inspiration from U.S drama “The Boardwalk Empire”, the collection therefore featuring a number of 1920’s inspired silhouettes which have been captivatingly manipulated, on a range of long evening gowns and ready-to-wear separates. By combining vibrant colours under heavy blacks and whites, Fuzzlayerglossbox integrates elements of distinct mirrored effects. Further highlighting van Rees’ desire to shock viewers, a mix of harsh geometric shapes beautifully echo organic contoured weavings. The collection was presented during London Fashion Week, on Saturday September 14th, at Freemasons Hall.
Photography: David Joosten