Jantine van Peski graduated from her MA degree at the Antwerp Fashion Department with Wires 10.0. For this collection, Jantine was strongly influenced by textile sculptures from the 1970’s and specifically the macramé-technique. That was the starting point to construct pieces of clothing out of cord and yarn, straight from the body and using only one type of knot. The collection consists of 12 complex and labour intensive pieces, sometimes completely knotted and sometimes the macramé is integrated in the garments. Jantine’s main focus is to find the daring symbiosis between the handcrafted pieces and the minimalistic, pure designs of the garments. The silhouettes are rich and refined, centered around the fragile yet firm constructions.
The knotted pieces are made of 100% silk yarns or blended with merino wool. Some pieces are made completely out of woolen yarns. For the fabrics Jantine used fine leathers, heavy wool and thin silks.
The collection is been exhibited at the Studio Job Gallery in Antwerp (solo exhibition), Dutch Design Week and Ra13 Antwerp.
Photography by Mark Groeneveld
Models: Seren & Mayke (MAX Models)
Hair & Make-up by Yael Hupert