Hellen van Rees is a Dutch Central Saint Martins trained fashion & textile designer and researcher. Her slow-fashion collection focuses on authentic, mostly handmade textiles, emphasising sustainability, resulting in recognizable contemporary garments. In research projects, Hellen specializes in the integration of technology in textiles and prototyping.

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Projects we're working on

Wearable Breathing Trainer

Crossdisciplinary project for children with asthma & breathing disorders. Hellen is responsible for the design of the wearable.

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We Gaan Het Maken – Wouter

For this TV programme Hellen works on a solution for Wouter, who is unable to leave is house because of his intolerance to daylight.

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Textile Festival Twente

Eight local museums initiated the Textile Festival Twente, to celebrate the historic significance of textile for the region. Hellen was asked to be the curator of the festival.

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Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week Enschede

This evening is the start of the Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week. Throughout the country there [...]

New pieces added to the collection!

There are new items added to the collection! They feature many new, but also recognizable [...]

10 Year Anniversary

This summer we’re celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the Hellen van Rees Atelier! What [...]

Interview at Museumfabriek

On saturday evening the 6th of november Hellen will be a guest at the Museumfabriek [...]

Keynote at Re-Fream, Pioneers of Future Fashion event

This Thursday Hellen will be in Berlin for a keynote at the at Pioneers of [...]