Twan Meijerink
graduate of Royal Academy of Art, The Hague


‘To cure the soul by means of the senses, and the senses by means of the soul’ is a sentence from The picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. It revealed to me a method to maintain your own happiness. This charming, but rather selfish thought, left me with a feeling of cold love.


Cold love became an image that formed my collection. I linked it to influences of the nineties and sixteenth century menswear. I wanted to work with different shades of blue and hard cold-feeling materials such as plastic, metal and stone versus classical luxury materials like wool and silk-velvet. I developed a classical tartan in which one colour is replaced by nylon thread in order create transparent squares and a structured fabric.

My collection has to please the person who wears it. He should feel dressed up and charming, but comfortable at the same time. I want people to think more abstract about their choice of clothes. Therefore, I avoid visible sartorial details such as collars, cuffs, pockets and closures to force people only to like a garment for its shape, colour, texture and fit. I hope people will forget about male or female, sporty or chic and so on.