WARDROBE 14 Paris
RVDK Ronald van der Kemp 6 July 2021 at 5.30 pm
Handwoven backless metal chain vest, mega bell bottom from upcycled denim leftovers, gold umbrella covered with silk mesh and vintage lace snake detailing long gloves
Same as for wardrobe 12 and 13, we have not purchased any materials this season, and we created 30 couture looks with what was left in our atelier: leftover materials from couture discards, fabric scraps from previous seasons, vintage fabrics, factory waste and other trouvailles.
Deep v bodysuit and pleated palazzo pant, embellished fan and resin and goldleaf earsculpture and cuff
THE MIND VACCINE
The most potent ethical designer drug for behavioral change
Soutage and rope embroidered sculptural mini dress
Get ready for your next shot.
Altering your mindset.
Changing bad habits.
Duchess glamrock shoulder top with resin and silk organza floral appliques with high collage skirt from various leftovers silk with jaquards tiara with resin
Get ready for responsible hedonism.
Quit fashions more, more, more addiction.
Get ready for abundant couture,
made from whats deemed unusable.
Get ready for diversity to become bio-diversity.
To listen when nature calls.
To let greed turn into empathy.
To listen to the next generation.
Mousseline choker gown
Get ready to dress yourself like
youre going to meet your worst enemy,
your ex and the love of your life.
Hand wrapped bustier, with mini dress with various vintage silk remnants with hand pleated tiered tutu resin and pigment geometric earpiece
After last seasons molded eco felt corset, worn recently by Gwen Stefani, we took the concept of creating couture from discarded textiles a step further.
RVDK joined forces with 3 Dutch sustainability pioneers for Project Trashure, working on our common goal to find creative, technical and circular solutions to make textile trash into treasures.
A symetrical wool satin mini-maxi gown with reembroidered floral lace side-train insert, goldleaf and resin ear sculpture
Dutch textile collector working on a circular textile chain.
Social enterprise, creating products from recycled textiles.
Metallic lace gown with mousseline back train woven sea grass hat
THE HAGUE UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES MISSION ZERO
Empowers learners to create a sustainable future.
As a kick-off for this collaboration and as part of RVDKs presentation during Paris Couture Week, we laser cut eco felt into chain links (#circulartextilechain) and assembled them by hand into a sculptural, cool, exciting and 100% sustainable couture statement. Look 34: dress, opera coat and an array of bags and accessories.