The collection Contra•dictions by fashion designer Martijn van Strien is inspired by a man who travels the edges of his existence. The cuts and patterns reflect his journey. They originate from the buildings, bridges and other man-made structures he passes.
The material came from a long research into the possibilities of making heavy industrial materials lighter, flexible and more wearable. The goal was to add different qualities to one piece of material to eliminate the need to use different materials in one garment. All holes and outlines are cut into the material using a laser cutter. This makes it easy to adapt the garments to specific sizes, prints or other requirements. Each garment can be unique; there is no need to mass-produce large amounts of the same garment. A 21st century approach to haute couture.
Martijn van Strien creates a world where anything is possible and constantly changing. Urban becomes rural, ugly turns into beauty and rainbows come in black and white. Ever future-focused, his aim is to make the best possible version of everything.
Martijn van Strien’s query
I’m looking for a manufacturer specialized in laser cutting and concept stores that want to sell limited editions of my designs.