I came across Dutch fashion designer Femke Agema flicking through an in-flight magazine on the way back from a recent trip to Amsterdam; one of the most enjoyable pre-take-off distractions I can remember. Femke’s work marries technical skill with some fantastical ideas as proved by her two most recent collections. For Elders, her 2013 spring/summer range, she took inspiration from our primordial emotional response to the onset of spring, “the simple joy we feel in being let loose into the wild to play in an environment overflowing with possibilities.”
It followed on neatly from her last collection of 2012, which was titled Nigliktok after the inuit word for “cold,” created as she says “for the inevitable snowpocalypse.” Playful and consistently rewarding, Femke’s talent ensures I will never again toss another airline magazine aside.
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