When Peet Dullaert made his collection, he was thinking of the nouveau riche woman who flaunts what she’s got. What’s the relevance of shiny jewellery in today’s wardrobe? A diamond brooch, now from his grandmother but once belonging to Anna Pavlova of Russia, was his main starting point. He made ‘diamond-trims’ with Swarovski crystals and covered them with sheer fabric before sewing them onto the garments, used Russian influences and shapes, and picked colours from ordinary objects. Every garment is finished by hand, and the prints were drawn directly on the fabric with a marker. All this resulted in an elegant, remarkably grown-up collection.
Photos: Peter Stigter