WHITE ON WHITE
PLAY WITH COLOR
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2022
All objects are inspired by the handicraft that was visible in the old costumes. This handiwork gave the clothing a lot of value, which made sure that the wearers were very careful with it. This has been enlarged to show the great contrast with today's fashion from the fast fashion industry.
The objects are also available in a sustainable variant of 100% wool.
Naomi Remijn moves between art and design with her work. With Zeeuwse roots and a predilection for textiles, work is made based on Zeeland traditional costumes. She admires the old textile technique and handicraft, because it takes a lot of time and effort.
The first, who no longer wore regional dress in Zeeland, were the 'ordinary' citizens. Many farmers continued to wear this costume and this is where the saying comes from that people were dressed “as a farmer”. Farmers who nevertheless decided not to wear regional costumes anymore went “on their citizens”. With her project 'As a farmer', Naomi Remijn shows Zeeland traditional costumes in contemporary products.
In the Zeeland folk costumes of Walcheren, smocking was often applied along the neck. The ladies who wore this traditional costume wore nothing else than this costume and therefore wore a (often) self-smoothed 'beuk' (the 'beuk' is the part of the Walcheren costume that covers the bosom) for every day. This piece of handicraft gives the clothes so much value. This technique is highlighted in my art objects by greatly enlarging details.