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Jef Montes

Jef Montes is a womenswear designer who is based in Arnhem, The Netherlands. After graduating from ArtEZ Institute of Arts he started working on his collections in 2012, which have a strong focus on personal heritage and are executed in experimental fabrications.


On the 15th of January Jef Montes showed his new collection – RESOLVER – at Mercedes Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam. In collaboration with Textile Museum Tilburg, Montes had developed such a special fabric created from polyvinyl alcohol, which dissolved when it came in touch with water. The models walked down the catwalk popping balloons filled with water, having the garments dissolve leaving only a few threads, which left the models bare-naked at times. Montes wanted to put focus on the rapid changing fashion industry, which revolves around fast fashion and trends that quickly fade.