About Agnes

Fashion Artist

The passion to make things myself was an early one.

As a child I was constantly busy with all kinds of craftworks. As a teenager I started to design and make my own clothes. From the age of sixteen I received private lessons from a very professional skilled tailor. Soon I was able to draw patterns and I mastered the many tricks of the couture profession.

Around the age of forty, in addition to work and family, I started a study at the Academy of Arts. I developed myself into an all-round fashion artist.

In 2012 I founded my own company: distinctive and professional.

With my creative ability, fantasy and technical skills, I translate ideas that seem impossible into unique creations of unusual materials.

The research and experiment that precedes the making of a design is crucial for the creative process, because I experience the importance of thinking without limits, in crossways and connectivity.

In the context of beautiful structures and consciousness about our environment, I investigate how perishable materials can be made sustainable in a environmentally friendly way.

This results in, for example, special creations of mandarin peels, eggshells, cabbage leaves, orchids, fish skin, sunflower seeds, horns and seaweed. And there is more to come…
All these designs last for many, many years. My creations reflect my interest in art, culture, entertainment, nature and sustainability.


My recent work in a beautifull book

Agnes - Cover - ModeCapriole Agnes van Dijk fasionart, modekunst, modecapriole, fashion, mode, Eindhoven, the netherlands, nederland

ModeCapriole! From Arts and Crafts to Seaweed.

Would you like to get a sneak preview of the book?

And read more about this special collaboration, which led to this beautiful book. The book ModeCapriole can be ordered in the shop on the site and more information about this extraordinary production can be found here.

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