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Jenneskens shows a convincing overall concept

The young designer bridges the gap between New York and Amsterdam

Kimberley Jenneskens is the perfect example of someone who is young and talented. In her early twenties, she is already a junior at the prestigious Parsons School of Design in New York. Meanwhile the ambitious young designer divides her time between Amsterdam and New York to expand her empire.

This is her first real show at the MBFWA. And it was about time, since she had already organised five pop-ups in New York. Sunday afternoon was the perfect moment to show the Dutch audience and her family and friends – including Marjan Jonkman and Roos Abels – what she is capable off. Not only did Jenneskens design the outfits, she devised the overall concept including the campaign video and the music.

Water

The collection called: ‘Episode 04; volume 1: Water Retention’ is not solely based on the underlying idea of attraction of water molecules. Materials like neoprene, water resistant cotton-polyester and transparent plastic are incorporated in the pieces, with some fishnet details here and there. The structure of the soft blue velvet in a shirt-and-pants combination and in the quilted jacket reminds us of a lightly wrinkling water surface.

Individual elements, one whole

“The silhouettes are made of individual elements, but form one whole when joined together”, says Jenneskens. Like water molecules, that form one whole when they are close to eachother, the looks are inextricably linked. The designer is looking to create more unisex designs and takes the first step by showing us a combined collection for men and women.

New York – Amsterdam

We can clearly see that New York is home for Jenneskens, when we look at the modern minimalistic streetwear. In the silhouettes – a combination of comfortable and sexy sporty –and in the range of soft uni colours like light grey, softblue and orange, we see traces of Alexander Wang and DKNY. These uni colours are also recurrent in the overview of New York and Amsterdam and in the images we see in the campaign video before the start of the show. Jenneskens has successfully bridges the grap between these two cities and we cannot wait to see more from this designer.

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