02 July – I designed a fashion book

Book design by me, (Tamara vd Laarse) in collaboration with fashion designer Verena Michels who recently graduated from Gerrit Rietveld Academie, fashion department. A beautiful 40 pages-japanese folded book, three types of paper, photos by Lutz Baumann. We made a gesammtkunstwerk! Her topic was ‘Trummerfrau”, concept for her collection, as showed on 14th June, at Paradiso, Amsterdam.

Quote about her show, that stood out:”One collection that deserves the mark ‘fashion‘ is by Verena Michels. Trümmerfrau may not be the most wearable of collections, but it is one from which trends can be born. Round shoulders, combinations of wool and leather and a great overall attitude makes this a standout collection. Not to mention the various knitting techniques – influenced by an internship at Conny Groenewegen – which make garments appear either knitted, woven, heavy or light.” (design.nl)

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