Myrza de Muynck - The Poverty De Luxe Aesthetic
Myrza de Muynck, Central Saint Martin's 2011 graduate and VFS One to Watch is renowned for surprisingly, yet successfully, reinventing and revisiting the shell suit through her collections. Myrza has received critical acclaim for this reinvention; the most recent being in Tank Magazine.
The editorial analyses the constant focus on sports clothing, looking at how her pieces creatively combine the nylon and polyester of sportswear with the intricacy and detail of couture (which as unlikely as it may seem, was shaped by 1920s evening dresses and 70's Jodie Foster films).
In the creation of what she likes to call 'poverty de luxe', the Dutch designer's future is an exciting one. With plans of not only producing more suits, but also of introducing her aesthetic to the world of menswear.
By VFS's newest contributor Josh Walker
Images from Tank Magazine