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Tuesday, 19 August 2008

SHOJI FUJII REPORTS ON : KATRIEN VAN HECKE

Katrien Van Hecke, photographed by Frederik Heyman


I met her in Paris when she was working at Christian Wijnants showroom as a intern this year and later in Antwerp.
She had her graduate show of KASK Gent(Belgium) in Jun, but as the show was at the same time of Paris men's week, I wasn't able to go.

She introduces herself
' I grew up in Ostend, in a house near by the sea. I loved balletdancing and drawing as well as watching my grandmother while she was sewing or knitting my clothes or the ones for my teddybear. She was so fast and I was always amazed that out of a cloth in a few hours on a rainy day, she could make a pair of shorts for me. My mother worked in a book and pencil store. Both of them showed me the respect of making garments and finding elegance in simple things.
I still love to paint, but then by dying fabrics. A unique colour says as much as the construction or the fabric that is used for the design.
I often use furs, like sheep, lamb, goat or rabbit. The feeling of the skin against your body gives you a certain sensuality, something tender. '

I haven't seen her collection in real, but it seem to have a lot of hand touch specially in knit wear. I also like the sculptural construction which is giving modernity to her crafty work.


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Really love the first photograph, amazing!
But somehow I feel that the photos are much stronger than the collection....the clothes aren't very original in my point of view. But great photos !

Posted by: little me | Aug 29, 2008 4:28:12 PM

Schitterend gedaan Katrien!

Posted by: Evy Maes | Aug 24, 2008 8:07:57 PM

Zoektocht naar getalenteerde modeontwerpers voor de Vlaamse versie van 'Project Runway'!!!
Inschrijvingen via mode@vtm.be of via www.vtm.be

Posted by: Miek De FRuytier | Aug 22, 2008 4:21:14 PM

Knap werk. Schitterende collectie en origineel gefotografeerd.

Posted by: perre margalef | Aug 19, 2008 10:37:09 PM

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