Klavers Van Engelen. The End
After thirteen years the Dutch fashionduo Niels Klavers and Astrid van Engelen close their fashionhouse. Due to the economic situation it’s impossible for them to continue as an independent fashionlabel. It’s really sad that such talented and original designers like Klavers van Engelen have to quit the fashionstage. Two designers whose hearts are totally dedicated to fashion and craftsmanschip. The Netherlands is not an easy market to survive as a fashionlabel, and Klavers van Engelen really tried to land in other countries. Without any satisfying results. It seemed only people who are connoisseurs were interested in their designs, people who can enjoy the way Niels Klavers and Astrid van Engelen play with fabric, construction and movement. With every collection it seemed they let the fabric and movement do the job in dresses, tunics and pants that moved like water.
In an official press release Niels Klavers and Astrid van Engelen stated that they feel really sad about their decision and they realize it’s a disappointment for all their fans. They truly appreciate all the support they’ve got over the years.
This week they presented their last spring summer 2012 collection in Amsterdam, which will not be sold in stores. As always Team Peter Stigter shot their lookbook, although not knowing it would be the last time. It’s with sadness we present you these pictures, but we were really proud we could work with Niels and Astrid.