Dutch fashion designer Yvonne Kwok received recognition on the fashion scene when she became one of the finalists at the London Graduate Fashion Week in the Best International Collection category. Inspired by tpunk culture and marionettes, her work is full of bright colors, mix of fabrics and deconstructed silhouettes.
The designer’s work proceeds through various steps, dealing with color, materials, up to the shapes, with a final result that aims at providing a handmade feel through contemporary techniques.
“The translation to my collection is a bombastic use of color. Warm tones combined with bright accents and pastels are inspired by the colors of organs. The strained strings stands for the restriction and the folding reflects the humor where some parts of the body are being blown up. Also the playing with the different placements of the limbs from the marionette doll are sometimes being taken out of context.”