If you aren’t familiar with the all-women fashion collective Reconstruct, it’s a name you should be looking out for. Founded last year by five friends – Laura Aanen, Alyssa Groeneveld, Kim Kivits, Michelle Lievaart and Sanne Verkleij – who met at Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, the label was founded when the group found out the school wouldn’t be holding a graduate fashion show for their class. Choosing to throw their own guerilla style presentation, they decided to continue making clothes together – officially forming the Reconstruct collective.
Imagining life on a faraway planet called RE-4, the collective design for the Reconstruct Generation – basically, anyone who wants to join.“Reconstruct is not a brand, it’s a lifestyle and we want to involve everyone,” they tell us. They wanted to carry this message through to the SS19 show, making everyone stand to avoid the usual politics around sitting on the front row.
After presenting collections in Amsterdam (where Reconstruct was founded) and Copenhagen, the group showed in New York for the first time, after being invited by the CFDA. “We always wanted to go to New York, it’s so amazing. We see that there’s so much interest here, and we really fit it. The people we design for are in this city because it’s so diverse and everyone can be themselves,” Reconstruct says.
Source: Dazed Mag