With the SS17 collection Hellen van Rees aims to juxtapose dreams and reality. Pretty, almost surreal textures of fairy dust-like lurex textile and coatings with a fine powder glitter rooted in an earthy context of monochromes and raw silks.

A series of refined, light, pleated garments have a black raw silk lining that is visible at the hem; Whimsical lurex skirts in violet, blue and gold hues are combined with oversized shirts; Delicate lace-like knits are finished with a chunky silicone rubber trim…

Inspiration comes from pictures of romantic after sunset hues, bold minimalism, combined with the research into simplifying garment patterns into, where possible, square shapes that enable efficient material usage, while maintaining an elegant shape.