Kim Leemans and Merel Wicker form the two-woman design team LEW (Leemans and Wicker).
Their participation with Red Light Fashion incidentally lead them to the inspiration of their most recent collection ‘Lady LEW & Blue Boy’.
Merel: “We have used the damp and mouldy walls of our studio, which is former gay-bar, ‘Blue Boy, Why Not’ as the muse for one of our prints.”
Lady LEW & Blue Boy can be seen as a new beginning for LEW. Where their first collections were more conceptual, they are now focussing on more wearable designs.
Merel: “It is very important that our clothing gets into more retail outlets. We aim to retain our twist, a touch of humour, strong concept and technical progression while creating a collection that women really want to wear. As a brand we never stand still, we always want to keep on moving.”
Desirable it definitely is. A peachy palette of salmons, tangerines and mustards was accentuated with bright blue (Blue Boy) and marbled greys (mouldy walls). The eighties silhouette was topped off with matching nerd glasses and kitsch jewellery.
Who knew mould could look this good?