Marianna Ladreyt
graduate of Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam

About the collection

A recurring theme in Marianna’s work is ‘trompe l’oeuil’, illusions that, if only for a second, trick the eye and make us aware of our subconscious reflex to interpret sensory information. This relates to her fascination for the Greek toga, a flat piece of fabric that is just knotted somewhere to create its volume, that is there to protect and serve the body, it’s beauty universally recognized. No stitches. “For my thesis, I did research on the ‘flâneur’, this poetic figure of the stroller, the observing and contemplating wanderer who never stops trying to understand the world. What if it were but a décor with changing sets? In my graduation collection, the flâneur became a true adventurer and the togas got stitches.”