Discovering the colorful and story-telling clothes of Dominique Ver Eecke is always a pleasure. For her S/S 2011 collection, the Belgium designer gave carte blanche to Bieke Depoorter. A smart choice, for a talended photographer who won the 2009 HP Magnum Award in New York. www.dominiquevereecke.be.
I always wondered if Belgium were the inventors of smarties. They have such a pop way of injecting color in their fashion; but it might also have a link with their long cartoon tradition. A graduate from the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Dominique Ver Eecke started her collection 2 years ago. This season her collection theme is about Fairy tales, featuring rich prints (her own) and a mix of darks and pastel colors. Dominique Ver Eecke’s collection is available in Europe, Japan, and soon at Bergdorf Goodman New York.
Photos by Katrien Vermeire.