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. This collection was shown at London, Paris and Berlin Fashion Week and the Humanity in Fashion Award 2013.
Photography: Kim Buckard