Nathaly Vlaun (Colombia)
Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, Fashion Design BA 2017
Title of graduation collection: MEET ME AT THE END
Nathaly Vlauns graduation project is informed by a deeply personal urge for freedom.
“After moving to the Netherlands I started to experience feelings of restriction, not only by the amount of layers of clothing that I had to wear, but I was also confronted with different social structures and rules that I suddenly had to fit into. I began to feel trapped in an ill-fitting society and subsequently started to get an urge to escape and feel free again.”
The collection is about the play, and the transition between restriction and freedom. By deconstructing conventional attire and shifting them away from the body by using different extension pieces, Nathalie Vlaun wants to liberate the body from the restrictions of conventional dress codes. The intricate handcrafted materials and details used in the garments are meant to show the breaking away from the
ordinary and represent autonomy and freedom.