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Jiska van Rossum—New Graduated Talent

What images are conjured in your mind at the mention of the Netherlands or Holland? Some people think of wooden shoes, others—tulips.

I often think of the blue and white Delft ceramics, Master’s paintings, windmills, dikes, and cheese!

How many of us think of menswear? Yet the Netherlands is turning them out!

This summer, Jiska van Rossum graduated from the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem, a city situated in the eastern area of the Netherlands.

Jiska’s previous studies include a BA from the Academy of the Arts in Utrecht and an MA from the Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design.

Her most recent collection, “Adorned in Elegance,” demonstrates the sensuality of men from a woman’s stance as she drapes and undrapes the male body.

The 2016 spring/summer collection was presented on the catwalk at Amsterdam Fashion Week last month.

See the entire collection.

Photos Copyright Jiska van Rossum.