オランダ・アムステルダムを拠点に活動しているデザイナー集団"RECONSTRUCT"(リコンストラクト)。
2016年にロッテルダムのWillem de Kooning Academieを卒業した5人女性で構成されており、
洋服の既成概念にとらわれず、独自に再構築することによってファッションを新たに定義することをコンセプトに掲げている。
全く違うジャンルの服を制作していた各々がそれぞれの個性を組み合わせ、
メルセデスベンツが主催する2017A/Wアムステルダムファッションウィークでコレクションデビュー。

Any sistem is a hierarchy classifying individuals not allowing them to grow into their full potential.
Therefore any system should be broken down.

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Interview with RECONSTRUCT

Can you tell us about yourself?(career background/why and how you started your collection)

A1. RECONSTRUCT Collective is an Amsterdam based all-female Collective that consists out of 5 Young fashion designers. We started RECONSTRUCT in our graduation Year of the Willem de Kooning Academy. At first we started out with the entire class to curate our own graduation show. We started a fundraiser so we could surprise people with a fashion graduation like they had never seen before. After we graduated we decided to stick together with the 5 of us as RECONSTRUCT Collective and make a collection together. AW 17/18 was the outcome of this. This collection received so much great feedback and press that we decided to continue. So here we are, already working on our fourth collection together.

RECONSTRUCT

What does brand name mean?

RECONSTRUCT stands for: reconstructing things as we know it into completely different things. We always felt the urge to move in opposite direction of the fashion system, we really want to see things change and therefor we chose the name RECONSTRUCT. Also because it is not necessarily a ‘fashion’ name.

reconstruct 2018 COLLECTION LOOK

What is the theme of 2018SS collection?

The name of the SS18 collection is RESURRECCIÓN. Resurrección is the Bankai of the Espada from the anime bleach. We named it this because the collection is overall inspired by the Espada and other Bleach characters and at this time we felt like we had reached ‘our true form’ because this collection was so much more mature than the first. The collection’s vibe is a crazy mix of anime and racing with Bold colors and new silhouettes.

What are you interests apart from fashion??

Fashion is the number one interest for all of us, but apart from this we love art in general; we believe fashion is a form of art and we want to radiate this through our collections. But apart from fashion we really love visiting museums for inspiration, traveling the world, music, reading books, good food and parties. We try to collaborate with other talented people in tje Creative field as much as we can. We believe that when working together you can really achieve new, better things. It is really inspirational to work with good photographers, stylists, musicians, illustrators etc.

reconstruct 2018 COLLECTION LOOK
reconstruct 2018 COLLECTION LOOK

Please tell us your future vision for your brand.

We are still growing Every season. Right Now we are working on our fourth collection which is named Retrograde Orbit. We try to reach new heights every season and so far we really feel like this is working out for us. We have been featured on big platforms like vogue.com and hypebeast and Dua Lipa wore our clothes during her last tour with Bruno Mars. We really want to keep expanding. Also it is important for us to keep collaborating with other cool brands or artists. Past two collections we have worked with Converse and we hope to further explore this collaboration. Also we have teamed up with The New Originals (TNO) another brand from Amsterdam. We reconstructed some of their classics for our AW18/19 REGENERATION collection and Will work with them more often in the future.