Katrien Baaij
graduate of Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam

About the collection

Dinky Boys
Current shifts in youth culture inspire a new take on fashion. Global problems cause a sense of impotence on youth that results in action or at least a shift in values or desires of this generation.

My ‘Dinky Boys’ collection is a representation of this new youth living in a meta-modernist time. It showcases a group of boys that found a new truth in a world where truth was lost. They turn to celebrating day-to-day happiness and their carefree childhood. Au contraire of other youth movements, they display their protest in subtle detail celebrating vulnerability as part of their male strength.

Oversized silhouettes in transparent materials represent this new boy-man.
The memories of dinosaurs and dad’s warm coat are translated in prints and soft colours. This positive nostalgia provides them grip for everyday life.

Photos: Koers von Cremer