Day 4 @ MBFWA: Fashion meets film by Dorhout Mees

Yesterday at the Eye building in Amsterdam Dorhout Mees created a wonderful experience by mixing couture, live performances and film.

During this event 'DORHOUT MEES & EYE' Esther Dorhout Mees presented her filmic work in addition to her summer 2015 collection in the extraordinary EYE building.


The Spring Summer 2015 collection entitled "O" is inspired by the miraculous power of water crystals to transform under the influence of its environment.

"Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it "
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Esther Dorhout Mees became fascinated by studies of microscopic differences between water crystals that came from a spring with simple geometric shapes, versus water crystals which was meditated next to, raising complex mathematical forms. The same matter has changed in essence.

The same applies to the crystals of tears of happiness and sadness. If the intention is positive, you see beautiful, balanced crystals and when the intention is negative it created disjointed, almost broken shapes.

"All our thoughts actually affect the cells in your body. I thought it was so special that something that seems so elusive suddenly became ​​visible to the naked eye, that it shaped the vorm of my collection says Esther.

The idea is reflected in the collection in geometric shapes that suddenly change their shape under the influence of the wearer. Trousers from two geometric pattern pieces with mirrored organic folds. Hard forms besides liquid lines. Prints with layered patterns, which in the body refer to organs. And asymmetrical geometric shapes in the shoes where low water seems to be; wet versus dry of soft suede.



The filmic work by DORHOUT MEES combined Dutch couture with film.



After the show a preview of the documentary 'Dior and I' was shown, a tribute to the iconic fashion house by Frédéric Tcheng, showing the visitors what happens behind the scenes of the famous brand.
Interested in seeing the film? For more information go to Eyefilm.

About Dorhout Mees
The label Dorhout Mees was founded by Dutch designer Esther Louise Dorhout Mees. After her studies at ArtEZ Academy of Arts in Arnhem and many years of working as a designer for established labels, such as Bruuns Bazaar and Tommy Hilfiger, it was time to start her own label.

Dorhout Mees is distinctive in its elegant style. It is feminine and conceptual, but wearability is always an important element. Organic forms contrasted sharp next to constructual forms. The base of all collections are prints, silk, wool and delicate knits. Combined with the use of wearable unconventional materials.

Fasinaction of the constant connection between body and material, covering and uncovering of the female body is always the starting point. Contradictions in structures, silhouette and textures are the essence of the collections.

Text originally published on: Dorhout Mees

Photos courtesy of FashionWeek Nederland
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