Last week Bastian Visch, the winner of Lichting 2014 (an event where the seven Dutch fashion academies each delegate their two best alumni) showed his collection, produced by V&D, in a pop-up store at the Gerard Doustraat in Amsterdam.
With the collection he wanted to blur the lines between cultures with his collection for men. He decided to let nature run its course: his prints were created by natural sunlight on light-sensitive materials. He came up with his layered silhouettes by trying to mix as many cultures and subcultures together. As an example he combined bomber jackets with scarves and long skirts. The designs are for men but can also be worn by women.
All garments have been made by hand in Turkey and Bulgary in a limited edition. Still everything is affordable because of a low profit margin which is a house rule of V&D.
The collection is now exclusively available at the V&D store in Utrecht and their online shop, offering shirts, two types of t-shirts, a suit, a bomber jack and a sweater, all available in multiple colours.