Maarten van der Horst

Maarten van der Horst
DESIGNER NAME: Maarten van der Horst

BACKGROUND: Maarten van der Horst graduated with a BA from the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem, Holland. During his studies he completed an internship with Chloé in Paris, which “taught me enough to make me want to do my own thing”. He then moved to London for his MA at Central Saint Martins. His AW11 graduate collection channelled transvestism and escapism, marrying intricately embroidered, second-hand Nylon petticoats with Hawaiian shirts, Capri trousers and Bermuda shorts, creating a John Waters-inspired wardrobe. Immediately after his graduation, Maarten started his own studio and has been showing under Lulu Kennedy’s Fashion East-umbrella since spring/summer 2012.

SIGNATURES: “Lo-fi, blissed-out, D-I-Y glamour.”

TRADEMARK PIECES: “The ‘dragified’ Hawaiian shirt, the bustier-shirt and the rockband shirt.”
 
THE COLLECTION: “Andy Warhol’s Factory, power dressing and submission.”

CULTURAL INFLUENCES: “My work references pop culture, whether that’s music, art or cinema. The brand is always about re-appropriation, taking another look at clichés and misunderstandings with a sense of humor.”

PLANS FOR 2013: “Launching our online shop!”

www.maartenvanderhorst.com
91 Brick Lane
London
E1 6QL

Contact details

Sales Contact

Caroline Dickinson
sales@maartenvanderhorst.com
Tel: +44 (0) 75 8278 5315

Press Contact

Caroline Dickinson
press@maartenvanderhorst.com
Tel: +44 (0) 75 8278 5315