Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Marga Weimans: Wonderland Collection
Dutch fashion designer Marga Weimans believes in the power of dreams. Her designs, heavily inspired by architecture and fine arts have been described as "monumental works of art.’’ Her collections showcase her true craftsmanship; bold and elaborate couture dresses with extravagant details made of unusual materials like tin, steel and wood.
Ms. Weimans who is of Surinamese origin, has been the only Dutch fashion designer to have graduated from the prestigious Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. Her graduation collection The Power of my Dreams won the I-D Styling award and was acquired in its entirety by the Groninger museum. The gifted designer briefly worked for I-D magazine, an experience she described as The Devil Wears Prada. Wonderland, her stunning second collection was part of the Paris Couture Week in 2008.
Ms. Weimans is currently working on various local and international projects; a multidisciplinary art installation, a group exhibition and a solo exhibition at Art Bieniale later this year in Venice. With this many successes under her belt, Ms. Weimans is one to surely keep an eye on.