A look from Peet Dullaert’s Autumn/Winter 2013-14 collection, Victoria. Photography: Kasimir Szekeres; Models: Joyce, Zanna, Yrla; SPS Model Management Hair and Make-up: Carlos Saidel.
The Woolmark Company forged a relationship with Dullaert during his studies, yet even after graduation the emerging designer kept flirting with wool.
His Autumn/Winter 2013-14 collection, Victoria, was presented at a showroom in Paris – which was made possible with support from The Woolmark Company.
“We helped Peet realise his dreams and his collection – and showing it in Paris meant so much to him,” The Woolmark Company country manager for Benelux Ingrid Oomen said.
“We first met Peet last year when The Wool Lab was presented to the students of the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnheim, The Netherlands. Peet showed a lot of enthusiasm and interest in both The Wool Lab and the fibre and we worked together for his graduation collection.
“Now, Peet is establishing himself as a quality designer and continues to show interest in Merino wool. Once again he has sourced fabrics from The Wool Lab – this time the Autumn/Winter 2013/14 edition.”
Dullaert has used a large amount of wool in this collection and says it is the unique benefits of the fibre which won him over.
“I love how the use of wool is providing comfort and wearability, with a pure feeling of luxury,” Dullaert said. “Retaining soft volumes while designing shapes, for me, this evokes ultimate femininity with respect for the modern woman.
“Natural movement is essential to my design aesthetic; therefore the unique natural resilience of wool makes it an ultimate fibre to wear and to work with.”