(pic top: model from Frans Molenaar Award nominee Jimmy Paul's collection)
The Frans Molenaar Award is an award for the most promising couturier in The Netherlands. Presented by prestigious Dutch designer Frans Molenaar himself, the award comes with more than the honour of receiving it, it also represents a 10.000-euro cheque to facilitate the road between education and profession.
Last year’s winner Danny Cremers took his 10.000 euro’s to London and is now successfully fulfilling his second year at Central Saint Martins college. He opened the show with his most recent collection that confirmed his earlier triumph and was well received by the crowd.
This year’s winner 34-year-old Hyun Yeu cannot only be congratulated on being the most promising couturier in The Netherlands, he is also presenting his first men’s collection ‘I still have butterflies’ this Sunday at AIFW.
Talk about talent!
His women’s couture collection ‘Double vision and illusions’ (see pic below) was inspired by a story that he wrote himself.
Hyun: “It’s a story about a girl who thinks she is a plant, it turns out that she is suffering from schizophrenia. Her story is shown in the collection through the mirrored designs, strong colours that illustrate her mood swings and transparent materials.”