In 2013 Barbara Langendijk graduated as a fashion designer from the ArtEZ Fashion Masters. The main theme in her work is the search for alternative methods of construction, without the use of individual pattern pieces. Rituals, traditions and crafts form important sources of inspiration; this can be seen in her use of materials and her manner of presentation. The shoes are created in collaboration with Roderick Pieters.
Barbara Langendijk manages to transform her (form) research of traditions and rituals into contemporary fashion. She does this in an inspiring way without slipping into clichés. The combination of eastern patterns with western fabrics and especially designed accessories creates a new form language and almost iconic Vogue images. Langendijk’s work is a harmonious combination of contrasts and contradictions.