Long Term Partner: Humanoid

Long Term Partner: Humanoid

Long Term Partner: Humanoid

Sandra Harmsen and Hans Buelens are the design duo behind cult Dutch label Humanoid. Launched in 1981, the label lay its foundations in Arnhem, developing from a new wave punk image towards a more refined and decided signature style. Humanoid design focuses on creating timeless recognisable pieces. Believing the finest collections are those which flow into one another, the duo retell their vision each season, allowing for old and new pieces to be worn seamlessly. Their characteristic use of soft colours, relaxed fabrics and special details make Humanoid pieces an easy choice season after season and why they’ve become a long term fixture at Couverture since. Why we love Humanoid? Every collection originates from Sandra and Han’s notion of ‘freedom’, focusing on wearability and the way chosen materials, drape, move and behave when treated. Shapes are often formed with a looser fit on the body, with relaxed figure dresses, low slung sleeves and bottoms. Choosing fabric with an ultra-light airy feel including cotton jerseys, poplin and linens allow the clothing to be versatile and flexible on the body. With a strong desire to work predominately with ‘alive’ materials such as fine wool, cottons and leather, each garment and its chosen fabric achieve their distinct look, often using cold wash and dyeing techniques to create a worn and washed appearance. Always staying true to their origins, Humanoid collections refuse to be swayed with seasonal trends and industry demands. Choosing to ignore polished marketing campaigns, the brand focuses on producing high quality, distinguishable garments that speak for themselves. Their steadfast passion and confidence to go against the grain throughout their 30 plus years in the market has granted them a loyal cult following around the world. You can expect to see Humanoid garments grace the Couverture rails this Spring Summer 17.