Our textile designer, Teun van den Wittenboer, created this extraordinary design.
We asked Teun about the meaning behind it.
Teun: ’You know that feeling as your heart skips a beat when you see somebody special?
That’s what this design is all about.’
Interesting... Can you tell us more?
Teun: ’I created a sketch dedicated to my girlfriend several years ago, but I had always been a bit reluctant to actually put it forward to Vlisco for a collection. I think that was because it was rather personal and I was quite precious about it. On the other hand, I really liked the idea of creating a print for my girlfriend, so I kept the sketch on my board with other sketches and ideas, waiting for the right moment.’
’Working on this print, thinking of my girlfriend, gave me a special kind of energy; I enjoyed every second. I can't wait to have these fabrics made into a dress for her!’
So this is the moment?
Teun: ‘Some years later, the sketch caught the eye of our design manager. She wasn’t aware of the story behind it; she just liked the aesthetics. Once I told her the backstory, she liked it even more. So I got the green light to turn the sketch into a print for the collection.’
What makes the design so special?
Teun: ’Working on this print, thinking of my girlfriend, gave me a special kind of energy; I enjoyed every second. I can't wait to have these fabrics made into a dress for her!’
Great, we’d love to see that!
Do you think your girlfriend will recognise the design as one of yours?
Teun: ‘The drawing contains several layers of meaning; there are some hidden meanings that only me and my girlfriend would recognise.
However, as always with Vlisco prints, the design is open for interpretation. Which enables you to project your own story onto the design and make it personal.’
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