Joline Jolink Spring Summer 2008 Collection - Amsterdam International Fashion Week

Thursday, the 26th of July 2007 at 18:00 Joline Jolink presented during the Amsterdam International Fashion Week (AIFW) her 2008 Spring/Summer collection.  A "Woman's State of Mind" as a metaphor has been the inspiration for this new collection, “the feeling of a woman in all its aspect”. The balance between feeling closed and locked or feeling open and at ease is translated in a series of designs that ranges from geometrical to organic.

Joline expressed her own changing needs through a collection that offers strict, boxy shapes with volume for the times a woman feels the need for support and strength. In contrast, she designed fluid, body-contouring pieces that emphasize feminine shapes by wrapping the body with luxurious fabrics. Sophisticated, worldly, stylish, very comfortable, clear and fresh and a graphic modern simplicity are the key words for the Spring Summer 2008 collection. 

Joline’s predilection for previous decades combines with her current interests creates a complete new modern image.  Feminine pants from the years '40, square silhouettes from the years '50, voluminous clothing from the years '60 and '70 and the use of jerseys and sport influences from the years '80, all these typical influences are used and mixed to create this collection.  As always Jolink uses fabrics of the highest quality: the best quality jerseys, cotton, cotton side, cotton linen, linen jersey and crêpe. 

Warm beige and orange shades give a Mediterranean feeling in contrast with the graphic black and grey combinations.  High and flat sandals, thin belts and summer bag in the same tint make the image for next summer.  Joline Jolink is a Dutch designer whose clothing is about fabric, details, and new feminine style. Joline strives to create comfort in her designs. Comfort, but also sensuality, by using high quality, natural fabrics and feminine silhouettes.

By the use of metal hooks, topstitching in denim and a lot of pockets, the practicality in her designs shows. Jolink’s style is by its simplicity and graphical touch surprisingly modern. Joline Jolink graduated from the master course Fashion Institute Arnhem (FIA) after studying at the fashion department of the Arnhem Academy of Art and Design. While still at the academy, Jolink worked as freelance designer for several fashion brands and as an assistant designer for Viktor&Rolf.

Jolink participated in the Paris-based project ANARCHY, where the graduated FIA-designers presented themselves and their collections in an anarchistic way to the international public during the prêt-a-porter-week. Jolink gained much attention with her collection ‘Housewife with an eye for style’ which she presented outside the fashion show of Céline in Paris 2005, treating the fashion crowd on a poetic, winter scenery in the snow. For ‘Housewife with a sense of style’ Jolink’s inspiration was the 40’s, all American designer Claire McCardell. Like McCardell once said: “Women don’t want their clothes to look like overalls, but they want them to act like overalls”.

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