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Collaborations

NIEF COLLECTIEF X STUDIO SINGULAR

 

Sometimes, when you meet someone, it’s like coming home. When I met Rani, there was an immediate connection. When we are together, creativity flows like water. I truly never met anyone as kind and talented as her. 

 

Rani has a great eye for design and a fantastic sense of style. She dresses impeccably, and pushes herself to get better at what she does every day. On days we have a meeting scheduled, I wake up excited. I’m so glad our paths have crossed!

For this collaboration, we used coated pineapple fibers, a small amount of which we bought @pinatex, for producing the minimalist jewelry clutches we designed. 

 

The main idea behind this project was to enable travel in a stylish manner, allowing you to take your favourite NIEF COLLECTIEF items with you on your trip – whether business or pleasure. Inspired by ancient Japanese folding styles, the items are easy to carry or to stow away in your luggage.

 

The materials and finishings have been chosen with the express purpose of making the items sustainable. Not only does that match perfectly with the philosophy of both our brands, it makes us love them even more!

A SHARED LOVE OF BELGIAN FASHION – AND A PARTICULAR SHADE OF BLACK

 

When Matteo and I met, we immediately hit it off. Which was not a given, given the nearly 20-year age difference. Our attitude: “Never Mind the Gap”!

 

We soon discovered we share several interests. Including Belgian fashion… and especially the Antwerp Six… and especially Ann Demeulemeester and Dries Van Noten. But also our favourite colour Black*, special detailing, and rich fabrics. And last but not least: we share a deep respect for the impact that Martin Margiela has had – creating the Belgian fashion scene as we know it today. 

 

* Not just any colour black. There are more than 200 different kinds. We both choose Pantone 19-0303 TCX Jet Black. It’s timeless, elegant and synonymous with sophistication and the night. 

LINK ARTIKEL VOGUE ITALIE

https://www.vogue.it/vogue-talents/gallery/collezione-autunno-inverno-2021-2022-matteo-la-rosa

AUTUMN/WINTER 21-22 COLLECTION LA ROSA

Photograph and Videography: @lorenzofrisonphotography

Design: @matteolarosa
Make up and Hair: @vandeveldejannes
Styling Assistant: @lenno.vrancken
Creative Partner, Patterns and Prototypes by Jenny