Hendrik Vermeulen’s Insecta Mirabilis Couture Collection draws its inspiration from the arguable beauty of insects. The collection underlines the unique characteristics of insects and specifically their body morphological uniqueness and directs the attention to the mesmerizing beauty found in these “at first” repulsive or “angst inducing” creatures.
The look through a macro lens shows the unique anatomical structure of an insect’s body, organised into segments of three distinctive, yet interconnecting units: the head, the thorax and the abdomen.
Taking this into consideration, the collection draws a strong emphasis on cinched waists and exaggeratedly round hips as to mimic the shape of insects. This is achieved through different methods such as strategic design (negative space), manipulation and placement of each custom designed print and construction.