THE SAME OLD LINES
"Who am I’ was not the question I asked myself during my graduation but ‘ Who would I like to be." – Tess van Zalinge
In July 2012 Tess van Zalinge graduated with her ‘Same Old Lines’ collection from the Amsterdam Fashion Institute.
A collection based on the urge she had to make careless decisions, and to search for guidance. This guidance she found in the faithful, chaste and Dutch folklore, in combination with the colourful, free and uninhibited African culture. She created a world and identity that provides limited opportunities that will bring peace and guidance in a time of unlimited possibilities. ‘Who am I’ was not the question she asked herself, but ‘Who would I like to be’.
This collection was selected and presented at the London Graduate Fashion Week, Lichting at the Amsterdam Fashion Week and Transit AMFI.