PLEATED FASHION SINCE 1992
SUSANNE BESKOW / AWARD WINNING FOUNDER OF VAN DEURS
As a graduate from renowned Beckman’s College of Design, Susanne received the prestigious H&M Scholarship with her graduation collection – pleated, of course. Since then, the van Deurs’s label has been true to pleat, popping up at fashion weeks and exhitions in places like Tokyo, Paris, Hong Kong and New York as well as in her home town Stockholm.
PLEATING & UP-CYCLING
The van Deurs label is a concept based on the love of fabrics and the pleating craftsmanship. With passion for up cycling and sustainable design processes, we transform carefully selected high quality fabrics and vintage scarves into pleated, unique and timeless luxury accessories. The van Deurs label stands for elaborate collections of hand-pleated and ridge-pleated garments and accessories. The design process starts with the love of the fabric. Adding a pleat not only gives form to the product but adds new life.
The pleating process is one of thorough craftsmanship. The machines used are hundreds of years old and require a lot of manual labour. The know-how of the craftsmen working with the van Deurs’s products guarantees the perfection of your unique pieces of pleated garment.
From vintage shops in every corner of the world comes the scarfs and fabrics that will possibly get a new life around your neck. After basic sorting and washing it’s time to restructure the items – a creative process that fully absorbs van Deurs’s founder Susanne Beskow. The pleated fabrics are then combined into new pieces, not only scarfs but also pouches, bags, pocket squares… The loop is closed, avoiding fashion going to waste. It’s up cycling at its finest, making fabulous out of faulty and new out of old.