Square2: Exploring excitement
This is Hellen van Rees’ first collection after graduating as an independent fashion designer. The collection features handmade tweed fabrics created using factory remnants and recycled threads, three-dimensional threaded blocks creating a playful and futuristic silhouette. But this season is lighter and more buoyant than
before, with a move towards semi-transparent tweeds in new blends and colour combinations.
Hellen also uses new materials this season – a rubber-coated cotton with coloured sand, glitter and baking flour (really!) in it – to create a stark contrast with the ethereal handmade tweeds. Combined with silhouettes inspired by sportswear and the classic all-American cheerleader, this collection marks a new step forward for the designer.
Photography: Christopher Dadley