Hellen van Rees is a Dutch fashion and textile designer who focusses on the creation of contemporary handmade products with a sustainable angle. The garments and accessories she develops for her eponymous label are seasonless, based on traditional silhouettes and garment shapes, featuring unique textiles, contrasting textures and innovative finishes.
The textiles and garments are designed and developed in her studio in Enschede, The Netherlands. Due to the small scale and in-house production facilities, it’s easy to adapt to each client’s individual needs and develop a product that is unique, personal and a perfect fit.
We like to take some extra effort for our clients and offer handmade garments that are made to measure. There is a second line, WEAR, with great timeless, affordable pieces in standard sizes. All are available through our webshop. Hellen van Rees’ pieces can also be found at select retailers.
The independent work forms the core of her activities but Hellen is also involved in several research based projects in the field of sustainability and wearables. Next to her work as fashion and textile designer Hellen works as a consultant, advising on various art/design subjects and portfolio development.
Hellen has studied at ArtEZ, Arnhem (BA, 2009) and Central Saint Martins, London (MA 2012) and trained at Giles (2008) and Iris van Herpen (2009). She’s been shortlisted for the LVMH Prize, was showcased in the book ‘Fashion Made Fair’ and won the Humanity in Fashion Award, i.a.
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