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Koen Hauser and Maarten Spruyt for Vlisco

Dutch textile brand Vlisco is famous for its gorgeous, colorful printed textiles. Ever since the manufacturer pioneered Indonesian batik back in the mid 1800s, it has seen great success, particularly with buyers in Africa, accounting for 90% of sales.

Photographer Koen Hauser worked with art director Maarten Spruyt to shoot Vlisco’s Hommage a l’Art, a collection inspired by the women who love the colorful prints. Enjoy…x
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  1. Sue-ellen Kenned November 13, 2013 Reply


  2. Nelly Ky November 13, 2013 Reply

    Magnifiqueee Amarachi Chukwu so classyy

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  6. Annick Brennen November 14, 2013 Reply

    High fashion.

  7. Tsetsi Kgama November 14, 2013 Reply

    So…are we rockin’ Dutch prints or African prints….?

  8. OutThe Trunk November 14, 2013 Reply

    Glad to see you are Buick online.

  9. Alicea Ja'Nece November 14, 2013 Reply

    Luv it!

  10. Gretchen Ward Waller November 14, 2013 Reply

    Stunning collection!

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  12. Gege Joshua Gilzene II November 14, 2013 Reply

    Love Love these….

  13. Bad Ass Beauty School November 14, 2013 Reply

    These are so fantastic!

  14. Karen Alexander November 14, 2013 Reply

    Hmmm lovely

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  16. Harmonie Black November 14, 2013 Reply

    On the sidewalks, boutiques and bazaars of many sub-Saharan Africa cities, it is not uncommon to see women dressed from head to toe in close-fitting and dynamic fabric with bold colors and geometric shapes. While this fabric has become synonymous with the continent’s fashion, its history can be traced through the global success of one individual and the company he incorporated over 160 years ago.
    In 1846, Dutch entrepreneur Pieter Fentener van Vlissingen established the textiles company P.F. van Vlissingen & Co, now called the Vlisco Group (Vlisco), in the Dutch city of Helmond. Mr. van Vlissingen’s passion for hand-printed textiles called batik – a Javanese cloth from the former Dutch colony of Netherlands East Indies (East Indies), which later became the Republic of Indonesia – inspired the initial production and sales of the fabric in the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Netherlands) and the rest of Europe.
    Although Vlisco originally sold batik in Europe, the fabrics were also used for bartering by traders on Dutch ships travelling from the East Indies and stopping over on the West African coast. When African women in the region first encountered the textile, they fell in love with it and subsequently embraced it as their own. As one of the earliest players in batik trade in West Africa, for over a century Vlisco has enjoyed a dominant position in the area.

  17. Sean Krista November 14, 2013 Reply

    Tremendously gorgeous!

  18. Kamia Williams November 14, 2013 Reply

    So awesome!

  19. Ndamie Hastings November 14, 2013 Reply

    Oooo yes, lovely.

  20. Danielle George November 14, 2013 Reply

    Absolutely Stunning!!!

  21. La Teresa L November 14, 2013 Reply

    She looks like a doll..beautiful colours!

  22. Indie East November 15, 2013 Reply

    Gorgeous prints!

  23. Cille Staubo November 15, 2013 Reply

    Beautiful. Nairobi next

  24. Michelle Sanchez Archuletta November 15, 2013 Reply

    my daughter would love this pic nd try on all the out fits too

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  26. Jennifer Iliana Ortiz November 15, 2013 Reply

    Cerenity Young

  27. NanÁ Mon Jules November 16, 2013 Reply

    Ambra Vernuccio Michelle Attala

  28. Heidi Hadjira Kial November 16, 2013 Reply

    i like this may b bcs i am an African and we share all those beautiful colors

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  30. Giorgio Ridolfi November 17, 2013 Reply

    mi piace

  31. Ayodeji Onimole November 17, 2013 Reply

    Ian Edwards

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  33. Chloe Dee November 19, 2013 Reply

    ok my goodness, absolutely beautiful! I wish they made wall paper as well. 🙂

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