Marlou Breuls
graduate of AMFI Amsterdam Fashion Institute, Amsterdam

About the collection

De (non) conformist took off when i returned to my village of my childhood. During the weekend I sat at a kitchen table having a conversation about multiculturalism with opposing relatives. This discussion pointed out that diversity in our society is paramount in order to create appreciation for dissidents and eventually reuniting a divided society. This collection shows that cohesion is only achieved when both diversity and unity are preserved. Making the unrecognizable recognizable again and vice versa. Cultural clich├ęs and contradictory values create an uncommon balance between provocation and acceptance. This equilibrium allows multiculturalism to reveal itself in all its glory to its conformists.