21.10.2020

Every year, Dutch Design Awards (DDA) celebrates the best of Dutch design. This year during Dutch Design Week (DDW) we will announce a new DDA winner on DDW TV every afternoon for eight days. The fifth category is Fashion! And the winner is... Ninamounah with her project Collection 005 Complete Metamorphosis PT.2.

Collection 005 Complete Metamorphosis PT.2. | Ninamounah 

The second act of Ninamounah’s fifth collection continues to explore the cross-over between biology and fashion. Whereas the collection Evolve Around Me centred mainly on domination within nature, Collection 005 Complete Metamorphosis PT.2 is about the next step: a dramatic change in shape and appearance, where the characteristics of our animal ancestors are mixed with our techno-future. Pieces that transform according to the environment. Shapes and proportions vary from robust silence to fluid movement. As such, engine references are visible in office clothing, a shirt changes into a high-cut bodysuit and traditional shirts and tailored suits have dominant silhouettes and strong shoulders. 

— ‘Collection 005 Complete Metamorphosis PT.2 is a beautiful, wearable statement that shows how strong Ninamounah. The team presents a strong, mature image, without losing its own identity’ - the jury.

Jury statement

Collection 005 Complete Metamorphosis PT.2 is a beautiful statement that shows the strength of Ninamounah. A good example of how fashion offers the opportunity to show how people experience the world, without compromising on wearability. This collection delves deeper into Ninamounah’s characteristic theme of the human-nature relationship and is strikingly well made. Using models from various backgrounds, the team also naturally opts for a more inclusive, polyphonic catwalk. The Ninamounah team presents a strong, mature image, without losing its own identity.

Fashion

Fashion, whereby wearability is not a requirement. From collections, unique pieces and accessories to offline or online performances.

Committee: Liesbeth in ‘t Hout, Milou van Rossum, Iris Ruisch, Rachid Naas, Branko Popovic.

The other nominees in this category were Schueller De Waal / Sdw Studio with their project Litter en Passama/Langendijk with their project A Research Into The Values And Meanings Of Fur

DDA20 on DDW TV

For eight days, we will announce the winner of each category every afternoon at 16:00h during ‘DDA Award Show Live’ on DDW TV. These afternoons are hosted by none other than Isolde Hallensleben and give us the opportunity to take a closer look at the three nominees per category. From 17 to 24 October you can watch the DDA Award Show Live at 16:00 on ddw.nl