Eline Van Ree’s signature style of hand-created silkscreen prints and playful minimalism was immediately apparent in Mathilda, her first womenswear collection.
She found inspiration for the Mathilda collection in the stories she read about French painter Balthus. He lived his final days as a monk in the mountains of Switzerland with his Japanese wife and daughter. In this specific mix of cultures and atmosphere Eline found her story: the translation of the final days of Balthus into her ‘Eats meet West’ collection. Combining the typical Japanese garments with a modern fit and colorful triangle prints.
Photos by Sebastian Sabal-Bruce.