Jantine van Peski studied at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute before attending the Fashion Department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, where she graduated in 2011 from a master (MA) degree with ‘WIRES 10.0’ collection. Jantine gained design experience at the fashion houses of Haider Ackermann and A.F. Vandevorst. Her work focuses on silhouette and craftsmanship, with great attention to materials and techniques used.
For this couture collection, Jantine’s was strongly influenced by the 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 labor intensive pieces, sometimes completely knotted and sometimes the macramé is integrated in the garments.
The designer’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 woollen yarns. For the fabrics Jantine used fine leathers, heavy wool and thin silks.
Below are the amazing fashion illustrations of her collection