The last weeks I've been working on a new collection. It's the first time I am using this much color and I actually really like it! It's color and wollen fabrics for this collection, preparing myself for autumn coming up. The shoot is planned in a few weeks so a few more busy weeks ahead. Of course I'll keep you posted.
In the picture I'm wearing a vintage dress which I found in a second hand shop in Wageningen in combination with shoes from Ecco and a vintage watch. The bicycle is vintage as well and one of the most special presents I ever got.
My sister shot these pictures during the summer three years ago. I can't believe time is running so fast! I remember I just moved to Arnhem, a new job, new city, new people, new house en second year of my fashion study. A lot has happened since. I graduated in june 2015, worked for a year for fashion label Leg-Inc in Amsterdam, did some internships and continued to work on my own designs and signature. The coming year I will continue to develop myself and I planned to further focus on my own work. Step by step. I'm curious to see what the future holds.
Last week one of my best friends, Fabian and I planned to do some shopping for our new collections. We went to Karteris in Oosterhout. I had never been there before and was impressed by their variety of fabrics. It's always so much more fun to go together. We have a totally different style but amazingly we can still choose fabrics for each other. Fabian is specialized in historical fashion, he is an incredible tailor as well as designer. To see more of his work, check out his website at www.fabianboon.nl.
Today the last picture of the serie. The picture shows a silhouette of my designs. My outfit is a sweater, a little oversized, in combination with a simple design of the trouser. All dark blue.
Most of the time my sister and I go out for a shoot, she takes a serie of photos. In this serie we tried to capture the geometry of the surroundings. We wanted lines, as well in the outfit as in the background.
The trouser is my own design, again similar pattern as the trousers I showed you the past weeks, but totally different fabric. The shirt is the only thing I bought and my choice for this outfit to create extra lines.
This picture is one of my favourites of the shoot. It was taken at an unexpected moment and often those pictures are the most interesting ones. There happens a lot in the picture but the outfit is still standing out. I kept the designs simple and let the color and fabrics do the work.
As it is 30 degrees outside I'm spending some time inside the house to cool down a little bit. Today I have been working on some designs of a friend of mine. He will be launching his label in August and I'm very excited for him and happy to play a small role in his rollercoaster till the deadline.
The outfit is a design that has evolved during the design process. I originally planned to make just a trouser but in the process the fabric turned out to be very easy to shape. I decided to include a top which emphasize the body. I really look forward to make the design in another fabric to see the differences in shape and movement of the fabric.
It's a beautiful sunday morning. I'm just waking up having my fruit breakfast and some tea. The balcony doors are open and the sun is shining in. It's a perfect start of the day and I'm rethinking the last couple of weeks. I have been travelling to South France last week and that inspires me to share this picture. This picture is part two of the six week serie and I'm wearing one of my favourite travelling looks. Being back home I feel inspired to get back to work and do what I love the most: creating. The coming weeks and months I will build myself further as well physically as mentally to be able to follow my dreams. One step at the time.
Besides my job at the lawyers office and fashion label Leg-Inc I am still working on my own designs and signature. In the last past weeks and months I have been working on a small collection. The collection is built on one pattern with the use of different lengths and different fabrics. The silhouettes of the trousers are simple but shaped. I wear the trousers in combination with simple designs of tops and sweaters.
The coming six weeks I will show you my collection. Today part 1. The trouser is made of a wollen fabric bought by Trickle Down Fabrics in Arnhem. The top is made of biologic cotton bought at Neidig.nu. in Wageningen. I try to use natural fabrics as much as possible for more shape and sustainability.
The pictures are shot by my talented sister Sara. I hope you enjoy!
This weekend I have been wandering around spending time with my boyfriend, family and at my work in amsterdam. I was wearing a green coat with a gray sweater, which are my own designs, in combination with a gray Leg-Inc from Leg-Inc in Amsterdam.
Pictures made by my brother Peter in The Hague.
Welcome to my blog! I am Carolien, a girl from the Netherlands writing about my journey in the world of fashion. I am a dreamer as well as designer and every day of my life is dedicated to bring these two things together. Take your time to wander around,