Anneleen Bertels
graduate of ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, Arnhem

About the Collection

Who is the Dreammachine?
The quality and meaning of clothing, as well as the modern translation of its function in the future, is really important to me. The development of new tools will allow us to see nature in a different way. It will bring up new colours, shapes and forms. It is an eternal dialogue with a new reality and a new state of human being and mind. I am fascinated by the interaction between handcrafts and textiles, and how they can influence fabric and silhouette.

My collection ‘who is the dream machine’ reflects on the interaction between human beings and space. How do our surroundings influence our mood, actions, experience and behaviour? What can we hide and what can we reveal? The woman of my collection is both female and male. It is more about being a being by discovering and uncovering different parts of the body.

Silhouettes are cut in two pieces and put together again. Everything is turning around or moving to one direction. As if the person is twisted by its own personality and personal space.

My collection is also about the search for our basic needs in the future. How will we play with luxury? To me it’s a clash, resulting in a luxurious utility. A love for individuality and distaste for mass. I am convinced that tactility, along with colour and structure, is going to play an important role in the future.

Photo 1: Louise Te Poele
Photo 2: Jan Willem Kaldenbach