Irene van Vliet is textile designer, concept developer and visual trend analyst for national and international companies on the fashion, interior and product area.
After finishing the Design Academy in Eindhoven and the post academy Atelier National d’Art Textile in Paris, Irene van Vliet started in 1993 her own design studio: Colourstudio CIT (Colour Identity Trend) in Amsterdam.
In 2010 she has founded an exclusive textile label: www.wovenwonders.nl
‘It is a great challenge for me to create new combinations by using unconventional yarns such as copper, hemp and micro fibres. In my designs I try to achieve a perfect harmony between colour, technique and material. A new fabric comes into being by having a fresh look every time. I get inspired by traditional techniques from different cultures, but also by current innovative textile developments.
I feel like an artist with a great affinity to design and as a trend watcher who observes trends without losing sight of quality and sustainability.’
Research and Innovation in textile design: hand woven fabrics fusing contemporary design with traditional fibres such as copper and hemp. Publications in VIEW magazine, Textile Forum and Techno Textiles.
Fabric design and release of the styling- and fabric book
Future & Fabrics twice a year:
Buyers and customers:
Calvin Klein, Esprit. NYC
Etro, Missoni, Prada. Italy
Itochu Fashion System, Matsuda. Japan
Mexx, Vlisco, Turnover. The Netherlands
Expofil, Li Edelkoort, Christian Lacroix. Paris
Mode information, Germany
Fabric and concept development interior textiles for the companies:
De Ploegstoffen, Toppoint, Verosol fabrics, HEMA. The Netherlands.
OJ van Maele, Verilin. Belgium.
Visual trend analyst for Philips Design, DAP. The Netherlands
Concept and realization of the colour palettes for the divisions
Food & Beverage, Body & Beauty and Sun care.
Trend- and colour forecast home textiles 2006 for HEMA.
Creative direction for Neroc Packaging.
Fabric design for several Chinese manufacturers specialized in jacquard woven interior fabrics.
Exhibition Heimtextil with I-DA Design: furnishing fabrics, bed linen
Art direction and design home textiles for India Covers, India
Private label: Woven Wonders: wall tapestries, cushions and plaids
Exhibitions at Friday Next, Co van der Horst, Salon no 6, Amsterdam
Concept and design bed linen and household textiles ZEEMAN
Design collection curtains for Wood & Washi
Exhibition Kunstrai. Galerie Sophie Maree
Concept and design for wholesaler carpets COTAP
Stand LXRY fair, Amsterdam. Woven Wonders
Marlin Maison, LarenShow-Up, Vijfhuizen
Forest City, Maleisie
Design & development silk kimonos and scarves