Lotte van Stijn
After graduating Amsterdam Fashion Institute cum laude with a BA in Fashion & Textile Technologies this June in 2022, Lotte van Stijn started her own label. During her studies, Lotte started to research how her passion of track & field influences her design DNA. Next to the practical approach to fashion with sportswear, she is also inspired by feminine and voluminous silhouettes. This resulted in her graduation collection ‘l’unité dans la féminité’, which she will show this Vancouver Fashion Week with some extra designed looks.
The collection showcases a new kind of power dressing: clothing to take up space in a masculine world and to make you feel powerful. It displays femininity and feminine dressing as something powerful and equal to masculinity. By mixing voluminous dresses, elements of sportswear and power suits, Lotte’s own version of power dressing was created. The collection is not only made to physically take up space with the pieces, but also visually by using very striking colours and handmade prints. Being an athlete herself, movement and comfort are as equally important to the designer as aesthetics and voluminous silhouettes. It doesn’t matter how big the silhouettes are, you will always be able to run in and feel comfortable in them.