Jessica van Halteren
graduate of AMFI Amsterdam Fashion Institute, Amsterdam

About the collection
My graduation project “Planet Uterus” encapsulates my personal drive for combining research and creation. Through the course of this work, I discovered a new approach towards the design and perception of fashion.
A hybrid way of perceiving material and objects, drove me to experiment. A laundry bag became a dress, a fridge became ‘the dressed’, and a bike became a muse, in this new ‘undefined’ realm I had discovered. 
Through a phase of experimentation and analysis around the shape of these everyday objects, I realised I was creating my own ‘creatures’ – an amalgamation of the defined and (re)defined. I call them “Totems”. The nature of these Totems is to be in a state of constant development, just like foetuses in the uterus – and so the name of ‘their’ planet was born, Planet Uterus. This imaginary world I created envisions a new way of creation, consumption and perception. On Planet Uterus, there is no distinction between the ‘wear’ and the ‘wearer’, and most of all, there is no such thing as an end product. In this world, material itself is understood as a more “hybrid” medium, where everything can become anything and nothing becomes useless.