Maartje Dijkstra is Dutch fashion designer, based in Rotterdam NL.
She studied at the ARTEZ in Arnhem The Netherlands (Bachelor in Fashion Design) and graduated in 2006.
In 2005 she worked as an intern at the company of Alexander McQueen in London, where her interest in High fashion developed more and more.
After her graduation she started her own High fashion label where she designs bombastic/ sculptural and individualistic fashion collections, accessories and single statement objects with the use of progressive technologies, like manual 3D printing.
The designs are all hand crafted and unique, designed with the future in mind.
Imagination, dark electronic music, nature and progressiveness are a big source of inspiration to her.
This brand new collection -OPTIC TRACES- is all designed and created by the designer herself and are all manual 3D printed. This means that all the pieces are hand drawn with a 3D doodler, using special techniques and materials. The pieces are lightweight!
(Credits opening photo webshop- Photo: Cor Baauw, model: Noelle Nijhof, Muha: Darien Touma)