Born and raised in the The Netherlands, Charlotte Bakkenes (1994) graduated Cum Laude from the Amsterdam Fashion Institute in 2018. Her designs are characterized by sharp tailoring, sculpture like silhouettes, femininity and complex use of traditional handcrafts and techniques. As she also studied architecture, inspiration is often drawn from sculptural shapes. With a strong appreciation for classic high-end tailoring and new technologies, she manages to come up with innovative designs that challenge the boundaries of material, shape, and aesthetic. Her commitment to sustainability is evident throughout all her work. Her desire is to change the conditions of the current fashion system into a more couture-driven and eco-friendly way.