Author Archives: Hellen van Rees

Vegan Fashion Show in London

On August 16th the first ever vegan fashion show in London will take place. The show is styled by the lovely Rebekah Roy, who actuallly was the stylist of Hellens first independent show at London Fashion Week, at Fashion Scout back in 2012! The vegan fashion show, Bare Fashion, is initiated by the magazine Vegan […]

Best Tech Idea 2018

The Textile Reflexes vest has been nominated by Dutch tech magazine ‘Kijk’ for best tech idea of 2018! There is a public vote, so help this reach #1 by voting for the ‘Corrigerend Robotvest’ Project Hellen van Rees did at the Designlab of the  University of Twente with researchers Geke Ludden & Angelika Mader. To […]

Inspired pop up concept store

Today is the official opening of the Inspired pop up concept store in Munich, Germany. The store is an initiative to highlight Dutch (fashion) designers who are working on contemporary sustainable designs. More than a store it Inspired aims to open dialogue and discussion by organizing workshops and seminars about relating subjects such as sustainability, […]

Textile Reflexes presentations in June

June will be a busy month with several presentations of the Textile Reflexes project. The project is a collaboration between Hellen van Rees and Designlab, University of Twente, with researchers Angelika Mader and Geke Ludden. Together they created a prototype wearable that can coach users to improve their posture.   In June we’ll present our […]

Textile Reflexes prototype presentation

Fair FashionTech See the prototype for the hi-tech robot vest for posture correction in action, and discuss the future of wearable technology and innovative textiles. Join us for the event Fair FashionTech at DesignLab University of Twente! Interested in the latest developments in wearable technology and innovative textiles? Do you want to contribute to the […]

Exhibition opening in Heart Gallery

Save the date, on December 17th my exhibition ‘By a Thread’ will open in the Heartgallery​ in Hengelo! The opening will take place on the 17th at 4pm. A journey through the past 5 years, 11 collections and countless experiments with textiles and a lot of unusual materials form the exhibition on the two floors […]

Textile Reflexes at Dutch Design Week

The Textile Reflexes project is at the Dutch Design Week! We will be at the Do (not) Feed the Makers expo at Sectie C. During this week we are sharing a space with other wearable tech projects that are currently in progress. The interesting part is that we want your feedback! Our project is now […]

Video of the Catwalk show in China

Last week we were in Dalian, China by invitation from the China International Garment Fair. Hellen van Rees launched her collection of 60 outfits there, marking the start of a seasonless approach for the brand. After a very enthusiastic response from the audience there, we’re very happy to share the video of the experience with […]

Hellen van Rees at Opening Show Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week

This evening part of Hellen van Rees’ collection can be seen at the opening show of the Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week in Amsterdam. The show theme is talking trash and aims to create awareness among consumers about the huge amounts of waste created by the fashion industry. The garments shown are thus made of trash […]