The Artistic Convertible

The EMTC – European Master Tailor Congress  – the most important German-speaking Congress for the tailoring trade – will take place in Basel, Switzerland from Thursday 29 May till Sunday, 1 June 2014. (check the blog here). This is the most important international conference where tailor Netherlands along with countries such as Germany, Austria, Italy participates.

The Branchevereniging Mode Ambachten – BMA (Fashion Crafts Industry Association) is invited to take part in the 2014 congress. Among other activities – there will be again an International Fashion Show organized in which each of the five member countries can present itself.

During the BMA meeting in Utrecht which took place on 10th May the BMA members presented their creations which they submitted for the EMTC congress. The BMA has selected 20 creations.

One of the pieces which will be showed in Basel is creation of Anne Marie van der Veen from Zwolle (NL), who won de Vakgenotenprijs Ambachtelijk Kleermaker  (The Colleagues Price Tailor) with ‘The Artistic Convertible’, a raincoat made ​​from hundreds of used plastic bags.

Anne Marie van der Veen from Zwolle (NL) the Colleagues Price Tailor with 'The Artistic Convertible', a raincoat made ​​from hundreds of used plastic bags

Anne Marie van der Veen – ‘The Artistic Convertible’

Anne Marie Van der Veen, owner of ‘Kunstzinnig Textiel’ – artistic and artisan tailors – always gives new life to existing and used materials and products.

In her studio in Zwolle – Zuid, they reused worn clothes, fabrics and materials and makes the most artistic creations. Textile meaningful reuse and sustainability, is the goal . Where waste prevention is a mission. Traditional craftsmanship and a passion for tailoring are her motives.

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My name is Beata - I am manager, mentor, coach, personal stylist, couturier and jewelry designer. I founded Red Point Tailor with the vision to use my creative abilities, experience and knowledge to inspire, motivate, educate and empower you in finding your own sense of freedom and a fulfilled life. Under the label Red Point Tailor I design and create unique and elegant jewellery inspired by the simplicity of the Art Deco period. My goal is to make women feel elegant, smart, feminine… and utterly fabulous! Haute Couture is my passion. In my free time I read books, make own garments or sail together with my husband.
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5 Responses to The Artistic Convertible

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  2. Thanks for mentioning this amazing trench coat which gives us something to think about as it is too heavy to wear it daily……

  3. sewdooley says:

    Amazing such a beautiful garment can be made from plastic bags.

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