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couture collection 2021
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campaign by Vivian Hoorn

Sept 2020 Tess van Zalinge launched her new collection at the iconic House of Bartolotti in Amsterdam. ‘Patchwork 2020’ is born out of a need for craft in these uncertain times, born out of the fascination for Dutch heritage and the urge to improve, renew and experiment with the designer’s archive. The signature of Tess van Zalinge is present; body-following silhouettes, the use of various crafts such as patchwork, knitting, folding and quilting with all left-over archive material. A core message to look at new approaches into the fashion industry, new ways of making a change in the impact of the garments that are created.

In terms of silhouette and fit an enhancing step is made on both a virtual and crafted level. The interpretation, elaboration and tactility consists of many layers of development. The designs celebrate the uniform and show in a liberating way that working with what you have available leads to inspiration, innovation and sustainability. Patchwork takes on the largest role in the collection in terms of craftsmanship. Her patchwork in this collection could be seen as a bigger perspective, as a form of creating new landscapes. Constructing a brand-new landscape between digital and traditional fashion techniques.

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photography by Sophie van Hasselt



Are you interested in the full story behind this collection and you would like to receive the digital lookbook? Please contact us at sales@tessvanzalinge.com