The Adriaan Kuiters AW15 collection is a bit darker, compared to the previous summer collection, with the introduction of printed leather goods, outerwear such as reversible rain coats, bomber jackets and fitted, tailored dresses in a range of knits and crêpes.
Despite heading into a new design direction, the collection still features prints created by designer Keith Henning’s design partner, the artist Jody Paulsen.
Paulsen said: “The prints, were inspired by art movements like dadaism and constructivism which pioneered collage in the ’20s and ’30s. I showed Keith several early 20th century collages which I love and we sat for two nights, cutting shapes from felt before putting them together in compositions and patterns. The whole process was very organic, which is what gives the final images their hand-made feel.”
Although there are two lines, one for men and one for women, Henning says that there is a fine line between the two and that women often shop from the men’s and vice versa so that “some items end up being unisex”.
The label will be extending its accessories range too and its first socks range will be introduced from mid-June 2015. First up is a unisex mohair pair with black and white zebra print and blue raindrops.
After a two-year partnership with Paulsen, the SS16 collection will be the last by the duo and as such, the designs that are in-store now give fashion lovers one of the last opportunities to own a piece by this creative pair. Thereafter, Henning will continue as the driving force behind Adriaan Kuiters.
*Photographer: Nico Krijno
Stylist: Gabrielle Kannemeyer
Stylist’s Assistant: Sarah Hugo Hammen
Makeup Artist: Amori Birch at Infidels
Models: Jae at Twenty Management and Tricia at Fusion