Colette Vermeulen, originally from the Netherlands, studied fashion design at Artez Institute of the Arts before moving to London in 2010, to complete a masters degree at Royal College of Art.
After graduation Colette immediately started working as a fashion designer for Acne, Roksanda and Emanuel Ungaro.
Since 2016 Colette is based in Germany and working as a multidisciplinary artist and designer. In her autonomous work she experiments with collage, print, furniture and textile design.
Being a former fashion designer, paper collages have proven to be a great medium for Colette, allowing her a spontaneous, direct and instinctual expression of ideas. Colette is intrigued by the handcrafted, raw and to some extent unrefined base materials, directly referring to the the origin of the product and its maker, showing the the manual labor and artisan aspect of each design. Simplified forms, rich in colour and textures are her signature.