FASHION DESIGNER: RIANNE MERTENS
Through our shared love of originality, beauty and craftsmanship, every Vlisco outfit a designer and tailor makes becomes a creative expression.We invited two dynamic fashion designers to create with our 170 Anniversary collection: Dauvia Nijenhuis, originally from Angola, and Rianne Mertens, who will be introduced in this article. Both surprised us with their own unique approaches to our fabrics.
My name is Rianne Mertens, and my passion for fashion design began in childhood. Since graduating from the Amsterdam Fashion Institute in 2009, I’ve been working as a designer. Music, art exhibitions, and people inspire me — especially human energy and the feeling of compassion. The colours, lines and shapes of Vlisco prints spoke to me, and led me to create these silhouettes.
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