Merel de Jong
graduate of AMFI Amsterdam Fashion Institute, Amsterdam


Everything plays a part – has a place in our mind, ‘the mind of being’. The perception of a human being determines the way we encounter things and attribute meaning. 

Clothing is subject to people’s expectations and perceptions of masses. By adding unusual shapes I invite viewers to stay away from quick judgements and look at the feminine body from different angles to create new perceptions.

The stainless steel in my collection contradicts the feminine curves in which it is shaped and the drapings of translucent fabrics provide a soft touch.  This material choice represents the different ways to look at the female body.


Photo: Amber isabel