Christel van Calsteren

Growing up, fashion designer Christel was taught by her aunt how to weave, sew, spin and stich. During these lessons, she made doll garments of Vlisco fabrics, as her aunt lived near the Vlisco factory and had many fabrics at home.


It was no surprise that Christel, always inspired by clothes, colours and cloth, eventually studied textile design, after which she became a fashion- and fabric designer.


In her creations, Christel uses minimalistic, stylized silhouettes. “I want to distil the essence of a shape”.


We have had the pleasure of working with Christel on numerous lookbooks and campaigns. In her collaborations with Vlisco, she enjoys the experience of working with the animated prints: “Though it can be challenging at times, the fabrics somehow speak to me and demand a certain shape or silhouette.”

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