On Thursday the 26th of January – The designers duo Diek Pothoven and Luuk Kujf showed their first debut collection under the name MARTAN, during the openings evening of Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam. Inspired by different world religions and spirituality MARTAN visualized elements like the religious spiral, a snake and the bandages of tefillin (Jewish Prayer strap) in a colorful collection for both male and female.
MARTAN is formed by the designers Diek Pothoven (1993, Amsterdam) and Luuk Kuijf (1990, Winterswijk). Both designers are graduates of ArtEZ Academy of Art & Design Arnhem. MARTAN is a combination of the middle names of the designers, Marten en Kristan. MARTAN offers Pothoven and Kuijf a stage to present their creative talents to the world.