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Charlotte Bakkenes (The Netherlands, 1994) graduated Cum Laude from the Amsterdam Fashion Institute in 2018 as a fashion designer. Her designs are characterized by black and white silhouettes, sharp tailoring, femininity and complex use of traditional handwork and craft techniques. A previous propaedeutic trajectory in Architecture is recognizable in the architectural elements of the silhouettes. With a strong appreciation for classic high-end tailoring and new technologies, she manages to come up with innovative designs that challenge the boundaries of material, shape, and aesthetic. Her commitment to sustainability is evident throughout all her work. Her desire is to change the conditions of the current fashion system into a more couture-driven and eco-friendly way.​​​​​​​
2014 - 2018 Amsterdam Fashion Institute, Fashion Design, Cum Laude 
2017 Internship, Ann Demeulemeester
2016 Amsterdam Fashion Institute, Honours Programme
2012 - 2013 University of the Arts, Architecture, Propaedeutic phase