Elke van Zuylen
Fashion Designer

The Shy-Movement

The Shy-Movement

The Shy movement is a celebration for shy people. Not all people want to put themselves out there all the time. Always being online, letting people know what they are doing, giving opinions all the time. But people who do this, the extravert people, are celebrated and introverts are considered dull, not fun, just because shy people are quiet. So with this collection I want to give the shy people a celebration. We have nothing to be ashamed of, we are who we are and that needs to be accepted. We are colorful people, with sparkling personalities. People just have to look better to see this.

Photos © Peter Stigter

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The collection is about turning my frustrations into a positive vibe. I wanted to create the imagery for a new (internet) subculture. We mainly use the internet for putting out our frustrations, feeling like individuals, but we have to stick together. That is what I want to create with my graduation collection. Coming together, having the same ideas or ideals, creating our own imagery and the life how we want to live!
I’ve mixed two cultures together, Dutch Folklore and the Geisha culture from Japan, to make an interesting mix with colorful prints in a wearable collection for boys/men and girls/women.

Photos © Kiet Duong