Maarten van der Horst vaulted out of Saint Martins straight into Fashion East last September. Two collections down for Lulu Kennedy's catwalk umbrella and the Dutch-born designer's twisted Hawaiian tropic has laid roots around the heart of many a fashion fan. Now he's blooming into Topshops left, right and centre as van der Horst releases his first capsule collection for the high-street powerhouse. In a special story for Dazed Digital, the designer dresses his friends – writers, editors, stylists and fellow designers – in his more accessible collection. And talks subversion and the power of metal typography.
Photography: Meinke Klein at UNIT c.m.a.
Production: Maarten van der Horst
Models: Alexander Fury, editor; Anna Trevelyan, stylist; Madeleine Østlie, stylist; Serafina Sama, fashion designer and full-time mum; Simone Rocha, fashion designer; Susanna Lau, writer
Hair/Make-up: Gemma Tyler for MAC and Bumble and bumble
Photography assistant: Sanja Marusi