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MAAIKE MEKKING A/W 2010-11 London Fashion Week

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MAAIKE MEKKING A/W 2010-11

TRANSITION, DUALITY AND NOSTALGIA ARE AT THE HEARTLAND OF MAAIKE MEKKING’S AUTUMN/WINTER 2010-11 COLLECTION ‘WITCH-CRAFT-WO-MAN-SHIP’. THIS SEASON MEKKING PRESENTS A FERVENT, MYTHICAL LANDSCAPE OF SEPARATES; REFERENCING TIME AND RITUAL, EVOKING THE ATMOSPHERE OF FILMS SUCH AS BADLANDS (1973) AND
CHRISTIANE F (1981).

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JOURNEYING US THROUGH AN APPROPRIATION OF MASCULINE AMERICAN CLASSICS; THE LEATHER BIKER JACKET, A WHITE TEE SHIRT AND DENIM JEANS, MEKKING CREATES A SPIRITED WARDROBE OF MODERN FEMININITY AND PALATABLE EDGINESS.

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WEARABLE, ELEGANT AND SPIRITED GARMENTS IN SHADES OF CHARCOAL, SAND, DENIM, BLUSH AND OCHRE CITE THE RURAL VISTAS OF MIDDLE AMERICA. GLIMPSES OF BLACK ARE SEEN THROUGH HAND-STENCILED PRINTS, ZIP DETAILING AND ENLARGED METAL POPPERS.

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MATERIALS DIVERSE IN TEXTURE AND WEIGHT EVOKE BOTH A PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL TREK: THE INDISPENSABILITY OF DENIM AND JERSEY, THE FRIVOLITY OF CHIFFON, THE COMPLEXITY OF CAMEL WOOL AND CORDUROY AND THE SPLENDOUR OF SHEEPSKIN.

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CALLING UPON A RECURRING THEME THROUGHOUT HER CAREER, MEKKING PRESENTS HER A/W 2010-11 COLLECTION WITH AN INTIMATE GROUP OF INTERDISCIPLINARY TALENTS, COLLABORATING WITH ARTISTS TANIA LESHKINA, JOSEPH XORTO AND ANASTASIA FREYGANG.

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SINCE COMPLETING A WOMENSWEAR MA AT THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART, THE DUTCH-BORN, LONDON-BASED DESIGNER HAS GAINED COVERAGE FROM NUMEROUS PUBLICATIONS INCLUDING ZOO, MARIE CLAIRE, NYLON, THE GUARDIAN, STYLE MAGAZINE, DAZED AND CONFUSED AND I-D. THROUGH WORKING FOR ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, HUMANOID AND ALBERTA FERRETTI, SHE GAINED SUFFICIENT EXPERIENCE TO TAKE THE HELM AT HER OWN SIGNATURE
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PHOTOGRAPHY BY KEITH MARTIN

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