Grow Up Or Grow Home
These days I don’t wear a lot of colour and print.
When we moved house I had to be completely ruthless and purge any clothing that I didn’t completely love or didn’t get worn regularly. Once I started the purge I realised how attached I was to my core wardrobe - the leather, the band t-shirts, the copious amount of black - and not much else. The coloured pieces I have kept I absolutely love. Everything else was garnish in my wardrobe. Now, when I buy something coloured or patterned it has to be something I know I’ll wear a lot.
However, that doesn’t mean to say I don’t still appreciate colour because I most certainly do. And if I had access to very conceptual pieces that were brightly coloured I’d absolutely wear them.
Rena Jansen is a young Dutch designer currently in her final year of the bachelor Fashion and Design at the University of the Arts Utrecht. Her work is colour and pattern at it’s most joyous. Her work is filled with youthful narrative about growing up and the challenges of fitting in and finding yourself.