SPRING 2014

Materializing into Radiance
By Annemarieke van Drimmelen

EMERGE

featuring Elise Crombez

SPRING 2014

Materializing into Radiance

By Annemarieke van Drimmelen

EMERGE

Featuring Elise Crombez

SPRING 2014

Materializing into Radiance

By Annemarieke van Drimmelen

EMERGE

Featuring Elise Crombez

Closer
Spring
2014

‘Closer’ is the intimate extract of dialogues between Stills’ Head of Design Korrie Vulkers and her team, where we study the discerning details they have brought to each garment. We trace the story of select pieces, and illustrate their evolution from fabric selection to the finishing touches.

We invite you to take a moment, and get closer to crucial pieces from Stills Spring 2014.

Photography Duy Vo

The
3/4
Coat

The name of this piece is derived from its strict measures of length –three quarters, no more, no less, at the sleeves and hem. A carefully sourced Italian fabric plays a central role in the crafting of this spring coat. Korrie has allowed the robust couture-like jacquard to dictate both shape and form. The superfluous details have been held back with no evidence of side seams or a collar. The contrast is turned up by way of a multifarious pattern of diagonally woven herringbone that plays on proportions and graphic detail.

‘The complex couture jacquard
is balanced by a simple silhouette
and an elegant length.’

Photography Duy Vo

The
Honeycomb
Bomber

This precisely engineered bomber makes a minimalist design statement in sportswear. The material is composed of an intricate 2-layered knit that is structured in a way to produce a 3D honeycomb mesh. Korrie let the inherent limitations of this material guide the silhouette towards analluring sense of minimalism. The elegant finishing aroundthe enclosed zipper is the product of intricate engineering, closing in on 5 separate layers to bring the garment to a sophisticated finale.

‘It is important
to understand the character
of a fabric and let it guide
the design’

Photography Duy Vo

The
Suit
Jacket

The suit jacket is a culmination of inspiration from an ongoing discourse between masculine and feminine tailoring. It retains elements from men’s suiting such as the felted back collar, sleeves with a 4-button cross-stitch and double vents at the rear for ease of movement. The feminine details kick in with rounded shoulders and a refined peaked lapel.

‘I like all kind of suits,
smart suits, sexy suits and
even zoot suits. Jackets with
wide lapels, skinny lapels,
single vents, double vents - but
a jacket without vents
I will never do.’

Photography Duy Vo

The
Suit
Trousers

The intention when crafting a pair of suit trousers is neither to be masculine nor feminine but to create a silhouette that borrows strengths from both genders. These trousers are fitted with a lining found frequently in bespoke men’s tailoring to add structure and quality. The shape follows feminine lines starting just above the waist and dramatising the figure by finishing slightly below the feet.

‘I like all kind of suits,
smart suits, sexy suits and
even zoot suits. Jackets with
wide lapels, skinny lapels,
single vents, double vents - but
a jacket without vents
I will never do.’

Photography Duy Vo

The
Pencil
Skirt

Referencing an impressive backcatalogue of skirts, the pencil shape appears time and again, transcending seasons and reinforcing its staying power. When asked about its lasting appeal designer Korrie Vulkers, revealed that it was the inherent power in this feminine silhouette that makes it so desirable. This skirt repurposed for spring is made from an unassuming fabric but consists of a sturdy double weave and since sourced from an Italian textile house has an exceptionally supple finish.

‘I want a woman
to feel secure and strong
in a pencil skirt’