Inge van Doorn connects her passion for traveling, architecture and hand crafted techniques in her work. Her goal is to create a new space for men to explore a world of feminine influenced masculine fashion world.
With my work, I wants to create an environment in which menswear creates a new perspective on masculinity and high end fashion. As I am a Fashion textile print designer I incorporate the use of hand screen printing and digital printing in my garments. I want to showcase the craft and skill that is used to make fashion and introduce the elegance of fabrics and silhouettes to menswear.
Drawing my inspiration from 1700s iron work, this collection focuses on the time consuming and hand-crafted traits that were practised by the workers. Within my collection I am celebrating that art of hand craft through screen-printing, dyeing, smocking and shibori. Taking time to create these handmade design processes, I want to draw emphasis on the relation between hard, yet delicate work within the fashion industry.
A key inspiration for this collection came from experimenting with the dyes and discharge screen printing. It was very important to build a foundation for this collection where I could be physically creative. The crafts of smocking and shibori are traditional elements that created both the feminine elements of this collection but also contributed to the experimental process of manipulating the print, by distorting the flat fabric.
I am inspired by and have utilised hand craft techniques such as screen-printing, dyeing, smocking and shibori.