The theme of my collection ‘Found Footage’ originated from my fascination of the beauty of typically ‘worthless’ material. Market bags, cloths, toilet paper, bottle caps and clips, it is in these products I see the beauty, an aesthetic quality that is mostly little noted. I used the beautiful details, interesting shapes, engaging material properties and technical capabilities to design my fashion accessories. This collection consists of bags, jewellery and scarves. I want to show in my designs that “worthless” can also be “valuable”. This results in a new and interesting image.
My method is a reflection of my passion for collecting. I collect all sorts of little things in my immediate surroundings and do numerous tests where I gradually discover the possible application. Materials are upgraded and made useful as a visual and constructive element.
It is important to me that the story behind the product gets across and will create a sense of the aesthetics of so-called ‘worthless material’ with the viewer. That special attention is paid to the small and mundane. With this I want to surprise and amaze.
Photography: Arash Fakhim
Styling: Mark Stadman
Model: Dayo Scholing