For Autumn-Winter’14 Hellen has applied her textile techniques in a different way thus creating a new result using the same principles of manufacture. In addition she added an especially embroidered fabric “Nakshi Kantha.” A traditional Bangladeshi embroidery technique applied in a modern context. By using this fair trade textile she also helps women in impoverished regions earning a decent wage by applying their craftsmanship. The collection itself features a mix of grungy elements and constructivism in the garments and textures, thus juxtaposing rawness and geometric, clear lines.
Photography: Kim Buckard