Discover Benelux, Issue 20, August 2015

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Discover Benelux & France | Dress to Impress | Fashion & Accessories

On a mission In a bid to make a difference, Gomes Esser Design is currently supporting the campaign ‘Help Mali’. It supports Mali citizens in their reconstruction efforts after civil war and terrorist attacks tore through the country. “We got involved after my brother went to Mali. It’s important to look beyond your own world and try to help others in need,” Aleyda Gomes says. video editor Ivandro Monteiro initiated the project and produced a song and video clip together with singer Celestino Jocel. Proceeds from the song are donated to the campaign. Get in touch: Download the song:

Fashion forward Futuristic, powerful and luxurious – these words instantly spring to mind when seeing the clothes by Gomes Esser Design. The Dutch fashion label seamlessly blends current trends with elements from a thought-provoking future and turns it into stylish outfits designed to stand out. TEXT: MYRIAM GWYNNED DIJCK | PHOTOS: IvAN CADRE

Aleyda Gomes co-founded the brand with Denise Esser in 2011. Gomes says: “Our design philosophy is based on the inspiration we take from the present, realistic stories from everyday life, and we turn these into a future narrative.”

key question; ‘what happened?’ “Red highlights are a common factor, which refers to blood, crime and restriction, but also love and life. We incorporated beautiful lace detailing which gives the clothes a secretive, sexy look,” she says.

The new collection The Perfect Crime, is centred on mystery and seduction with the

Gomes Esser Design’s collections are characterised by high quality materials and hav-

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ing a perfect finish. The label includes clothes, bags, jewellery, belts and also shoes. Gomes: “For The Perfect Crime we’ve updated our Infinity Shoe and created a stunning high-heeled boot.” The Perfect Crime will be available on the website and selected retailers in the Netherlands this August.

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