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Dorhout Mees' La Belle Epoque Collection is Paper-Inspired

By: Jana Pijak - Published: May 29, 2014 • References: dorhout-mees and lanciatrendvisions
Entitled "La Belle Epoque", designer Dorhout Mees' Spring/Summer 2014 collection is elegantly structured. The Dutch designer gained the inspiration for her line from a 9th century poetry book that she inherited from her great grandmother.

The book's topics of friendship, sincerity and love are referenced in the designer's soft and hard elements that resemble sculptural paper works. Playing with shape, proportion and transparency, Dorhout Mees creates pieces of wearable art in her Spring/Summer 2014 line.

The collection features a mix of soft forms that are juxtaposed with sharp, right angles. The garments frame the body and embody an avant-garde visual aesthetic. Though conceptual, these wearable garments exude a feeling of elegance and manage to highlight their wearer's assets in the best possible light.