Domino Vugts
graduate of MAFAD Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design

About the collection

Women who are powerful and dare to be different inspire me. I’m always searching for a way to design powerful women’s clothes without using too many masculine shapes or silhouettes. Women don’t need a man’s suit to show their power. We don’t need to cover anything up, we can show ourselves to the world. But even today this takes courage and I think women need more boldness and bravery in the way they represent themselves.

I wanted to make a women’s collection with elements and inspiration from Formula 1 racing. I focused on the strong clean lines that you see in the racing circuits, which always is a combination between curved and straight lines. Furthermore, a racing car exists out of several elements and layers and I wanted to use this idea of different layers in different colours and different material; hard and soft, smooth and rough, glossy and matte.

I see Formula 1 as a very cool, powerful and high speed sport, but also as a field which is still dominated by men. Currently there are no female drivers in the Formula 1 racing teams. I find this shocking. I believe that women are fully empowered to work in every field they want so it makes me sad to see the opposite. In this racing sport men are seen as winners and heroes whereas women are seen as sensual objects. I believe this has to change! Women are not mere decoration; women are individuals with visions, focus and strength.

My collection reflects what I think women could be, if they dare. I playfully want to challenge women to step out of their comfort zone and dare to be the heroines and winners I know they are. She who dares, wins.