Category Archives: Presentations

Meeting with King Willem Alexander at ‘De Maatschappij’ Congress

Last week Hellen van Rees had the honour to meet the Dutch King Willem Alexander at the yearly congress of the foundation ‘De Maatschappij.’ The congress was staged around the theme ‘150 Years of Technology in Twente.’ Since textile is a huge part of this regions history (and we believe future also) the focus was […]

Upcoming Paris Fashion Week presentation at Tranoï

It’s fashion week season again and we’re busy preparing our collection in the atelier for a presentation at Tranoï during Paris Fashion Week! Hellen van Rees will be part of a joint exhibition by Dutch designers collective We Are Muze. Together with designers Jessica Joyce, Peterson Stoop, The Girl and the Machine and David Laport […]

Textile Reflexes at Ars Electronica Festival

This fall the Textile Reflexes project will be part of the Wearsustain exhibition at Ars Electronica! The internationally unique festival of art, technology and society takes place amidst the public sphere in downtown Linz, Austria. From September 6-10 we’ll jointly investigate current technological and social interdependencies and their potential future manifestations. The stand for Textile […]

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 […]

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 […]