Royal College of Art graduate and former employee of Alberta Ferretti, Alexander Mcqueen and Aganovich, Maaike Mekking, has been making her name for herself. Over the past few years, she has been getting press coverage from The Guardian, Style magazine and I-D, as well as having her shows featured in a variety of publications from Grazia to Nylon, and labels stocked in stores in London, Paris and Rome.
Her SS10 collection CONTEMPTATION has taken inspiration from leading ladies in films such as Suspiria and Carrie, referencing “the timeless power of the femme fatale” in a ready to wear collection. Maaike Mekking opts for a minimal palette, using colour infrequently for different floral patterns, and focuses on shape instead, with techniques including structural pleating, geometric cut outs and organic layering. Each piece is beautifully made, and the collection features pieces for every aspect of life, from pieces you can use for work wear to stunning floor length gowns.
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